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"It's hard to overstate the importance of this book."

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Upcoming Events


All appearances listed are public unless otherwise noted, but some organizations require attendees to register beforehand. Check links before attending!

August 14: Eanes Independent School District, Austin, TX*

August 16: Mercersberg Academy, Mercersberg, PA

September 5: Shenendehowa High School, Clifton Park, NY*

September 12: Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, CO

September 13: Boulder Country Day, Boulder, CO*

September 14-15: The Classical Academy, Colorado Springs, CO*

September 22-24: Inspiring School Leaders, Cambridge University, UK (registration required)

October 2: Pennsylvania Conference for Women (registration required)

October 6: (private event)

October 9: Campbell Hall, Los Angeles, CA*

October 12: Partnership for Awareness, San Marino, CA

October 19: University of Findlay College of Education

October 24-25: Garden City School District, Garden City, NY*

November 2: Texas Conference for Women (registration required)

November 14: Glenbard School District, IL*

November 15: West Aurora School District, IL*

November 15: Districts 86 and 181 Speaker Series, IL*


February 6: University School of Milwaukee


* indicates a community read/on-site sale & signing of The Gift of Failure


If you would like to inquire about bringing Jess to your town, contact Michele Fee Smith of American Program Bureau at 617-614-1606 or