Visits and Events

Brother Hugo Book LaunchA teacher and experienced speaker as well as a writer, Katy is available to speak to groups of all ages —
from pre-K children to university students and adults.

She fits her presentations to the interests and needs of her audiences and offers interactive storytimes designed to engage the youngest listeners. She also gives talks for more mature audiences on a variety of topics, including writing for children; the “History of the Book”; and the making of a medieval manuscript.  Each talk or storytime, whether for children or adults, involves activities for the audience and time for questions at the end.

If you are interested in having Katy meet with your school or group, please book your visit by writing to:



A Brother Hugo Story Time Reading, Craft Activity, & Book Signing 

Part of the Medieval Arts Festival organized by the Arlington, TX Public Library

Medieval - Digital Sign

October 22
Noon to 5 p.m.

The Brother Hugo  reading, craft, and book signing will take place at 12:30pm & again at 4:00pm.

at Levitt Pavillion
100 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX

Experience the Middle Ages as history comes to life! Fascinating exhibits of medieval arts and sciences will be on display. Live demonstrations of ancient weaponry will be conducted by costumed members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and the skills of the Middle Ages.

In addition, there will be live action role-play by members of Amtgard, Barony of Mourningwood Glen. Medieval Facts Examiner,Troy Depue, will be returning for the fifth year to discuss various facets of life in the Middle Ages. Dorayne Breedlove — and Katy Beebe — will conduct a storytime for kids.

Festivities will be held at the Levitt Pavilion and will include stories, games and activities for children. Those in attendance at the Festival will be eligible for door prizes donated by Theatre Arlington, Scarborough Renaissance Festival and Medieval Times. This 14th annual event is entertaining and educational for the whole family. Come join us and celebrate autumn in medieval style! Admission is free!



A Book Signing for Brother Hugo and the Bear

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6-8pm

Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Northern Resource Center Library
Cass County Public Library
Refreshments will be served.
Books will be available for purchase.

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Writing and Publishing Great Books for Children and Young Adults:
Writers’ conference sponsored by the Cass County Public Library Foundation

A Morning with editor Cheryl Klein and author Katy Beebe

 Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Belton School District Curriculum Center
813 West North
Belton, MO, 64012
A benefit for the Cass County Public Library Foundation

Details and Registration are available here: