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Hilma Wolitzer and Judy, long time friends, discuss Hilma’s new book via Zoom.

Author Hilma Wolitzer discusses her book TODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET with author and longtime friend and Books & Books store founder Judy Blume.
September 14, 2021

Judy in virtual conversation with Jenny Lawson.

Books & Books Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium A Virtual Evening with Jenny Lawson in conversation with Judy discussing BROKEN (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY). Hosted by CNN Correspondent Holly Firfer.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Are You There Law? It’s Me, Menstruation
Note: Judy and Kate Erin Reilly Yurkovsky’s session is at the 5:38:22 mark.

The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law presented its Volume 41 Symposium, Are You There Law? It’s Me, Menstruation, the first-ever symposium to explore the intersection of menstruation and the law. The Symposium celebrates the 50th anniversary of Judy Blume‘s influential book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and commemorates the 30th year since the Journal‘s founding. 

As part of the symposium, Q&A between Judy, Emily Gold Waldman a Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Pace University and her sixth grade daughter Arielle.
April 9, 2021

Judy in virtual conversation with Susan Conley discussing Landslide.

Books & Books presented an evening with Susan Conley in conversation with Judy Blume discussing Landslide.
March 2, 2021

Judy in virtual conversation with author Lily King.

As part of the Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series, Judy was in conversation with award-winning author Lily King about her new novel Writers & Lovers.
February 15, 2021

Chicago Public Library First Chapter Friday

Enjoy as Judy herself is reading from her book Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One for the Chicago Public Library program “Live from the Library.” Judy’s reading the chapter called Bruno’s Ear.
September 25, 2020

Today with Hoda & Jenna

Hoda and Jenna of TODAY talk with Judy about the 50th anniversary of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
September 15, 2020

50th Anniversary of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Judy talks about Margaret turning 50 today!
September 15, 2020

SCBWI Summer Spectacular

Listen in to a conversation between Judy and Lin Oliver from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, from the summer conference.
August 1, 2020

A Mighty Blaze’s 
Authors Love Bookstore Series

On-air host Kimberly Hensle Lowrance speaks with Judy about her indie-bookstore, Books & Books at The Studios of Key West — how the store has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and how booklovers can support bookstores at this time. Judy is joined by her husband and Books & Books co-founder George Cooper.
July 15, 2020

Books & Books present a virtual event with superstar comedian Jim Carrey. Introduction by Judy.

A virtual evening with Jim Carrey & co-writer Dana Vachon with an introduction by Judy. In conversation about their new semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, is moderated by Books & Books founder Mitch Kaplan.
July 9, 2020

Judy Talks About Summer

Judy Blume talk about what summer means to her, traveling through stories, and the book that almost broke her heart to write. 
June 29, 2020

BookCon: Are you there BookCon? It’s Judy and Jenny

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret with a not-to-be-missed conversation between Judy and Jenny Han!
Note: Judy and Jenny’s conversation starts at 3:19 minutes into BookConline video.
May 31, 2020

BookExpo Gala Dinner

Children’s Book and Author Dinner: Finding One’s Voice. Join BookExpo’s annual event showcasing a lively conversation with Judy, Natalie Portman, Misty Copeland, Raj Haldar, Marie Lu and Kwame Mbalia.
May 28, 2020

Authors Guild Foundation’s 2020 Honoree for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community

The Authors Guild Foundation’s Gala Celebrating Literary Icons: Judy Blume and Margaret Atwood was virtual due to COVID19. Watch the live conversation and celebration with Judy and Margaret Atwood and moderated by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Click here for Gala video.

NOTE: The video starts with a “house open” period at the beginning. The show starts at around 21:45 and the Zoom chat starts at 26:37 with Judy, Margaret and Andrea.
May 26, 2020

2018 Carl Sandburg Literary Dinner

Chicago Public Library Foundation hosts 2018 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner honoring Neil deGrasse Tyson and Judy Blume. NPR Saturday Host Scott Simon moderated the conversation.
Click here for Scott Simon’s introduction of Judy.
October 9, 2018

Judy Blumesday

In celebration of Judy’s 80th birthday, Symphony Space paid tribute to Judy with a day full of events. Kids enjoyed an afternoon of readings by actors and a discussion with Blume book illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi and contemporary authors including Jacqueline Woodson and Rachel Vail. During the evening event, hosted by Meg Wolitzer, Judy’s books were admired, discussed, and performed in tribute to her groundbreaking contemporary young characters she portrayed with honesty and humor. Judy was toasted with tributes to a forever-young author.

There are two videos:
Video 1 – 47:21
Video 2 – 33:44

February 4, 2018

Rachel Vail in conversation with Meg Cabot and Judy Blume

Books & Books @ the Studios in Key West, Fla. held an event with YA author Rachel Vail (center) and her new middle-grade novel, Well, That Was Awkward. Vail was in conversation with her friend and fellow author Meg Cabot (left), and was introduced by her mentor (and store co-founder) Judy Blume.
February 28, 2017

Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday

Happy 100th birthday to Beverly Cleary, beloved by generations of readers. With more than 40 books to Beverly’s credit and the love of countless fans, she inspired other authors as well including Judy. “Beverly … you were my inspiration when I started to write all those years ago,” said Judy. “You remain my inspiration today.”
March 25, 2016

Arlington Public Library

Judy discusses her career and her latest book, In the Unlikely Event, with Arlington Public Library Director Diane Kresh.
October 15, 2015

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers and Judy discuss dealing with overly sensitive parents and book censorship. Additionally, the Late Night Crew ask Judy about their changing bodies.

There are two videos: 
Video 1 – 2:26
Video 2 – 3:58

September 19, 2015

Politics and Prose

Linda Holmes, host of NPR’s entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See, and Judy in conversation.
June 8, 2015

INFORUM at the Commonwealth Club: A Sunday with Judy Blume and Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald talks with Judy about her latest book In the Unlikely Event, her career spanning nearly five decades of writing, children empowerment, and her favorite stories about the young and young at heart.
June 7, 2015


Jennifer Weiner in conversation with Judy about In the Unlikely Event.
June 2, 2015

92nd Street Y with Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee and Judy discuss literature, parenting and fame.
June 2, 2015

CBS This Morning

Judy joins CBS This Morning to talk about In the Unlikely Event. It is a tale of three families connected to three tragic planes crashes in the city of Elizabeth, New Jersey during the winter of 1951-1952.
June 2, 2015

CBS Sunday Morning

Rita Braver talks with Judy about her groundbreaking books for adolescents and In the Unlikely Event, her latest novel about her own youth.
May 15, 2015

100 Great Children’s Books Kickoff Event at New York Public Library

Watch Judy and Eric Carle in a lively discussion followed by a reading of their works.
September 30, 2013