Monday night I had the pleasure of being a part of the 2012 "Literacy Expo" at my son's school. There were lots of student displays on various topics relating to literacy... books they'd read, various forms/styles of writing, poetry, songwriting, etc. It was such a lovely event, and it was the first time I was a part of a "book" event that involved the exact demographic of my target audience - teens and tweens!
I also talked to several adults about the writing process and the publishing process. Most were really intrigued by what I told them about independent publishing. Many people were aware of the revolution that's taken place in the book industry with the onset of digital reading, but it was eye-opening to them how that has changed things for authors.
I sold/signed several books and generally had a lovely time. Hopefully more of these types of events are in my future!