Saturday, September 22, 2018

Children's Book (and related) Events, Exhibits & Contests

2018

Sept. 22 Sat. 11am-4pm  PRINCETON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL with TRACEY BAPTISTE, SAMANTHA BERGER, GALIA BERNSTEIN, SOPHIE BLACKALL, LAUREN CASTILLO, RUTH CHAN, MARGERY CUYLER, BARBARA DILORENZO, ARAM KIM, STEVE LIGHT, TOREY MALDONADO, JOHN BEMELMANS MARCIANO, CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL, JOHN PARRA, GREG PIZZOLI, VESPER STAMPER, DAVID EZRA STEIN, SHADRA STRICKLAND, ANDREA TSURUMI, ROWBOAT WATKINS, DANA WULFEKOTTE, JANE YOLEN, PAUL O. ZELINSKY and many, MANY more authors and illustrators.   INFO: https://www.princetonlibrary.org/childrens-book-festival/   LOCATION:  Princeton Public Library and Albert E. Hinds Memorial Plaza

Sept. 22 Sat. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents CHRISTINA MATULA introducing her new book The Shadow in the Moon, a story that brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life.
INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sept. 22  Sat. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents FRANCIE LATOUR, author of  Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings. INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-francie-latour-0  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Fort Greene), 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Sept. 22  Sat. 1:30pm GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes FRANCIE LATOUR, author of  Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings. INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-francie-latour LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Prospect Lefferts Garden), 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Sept. 23 Sun. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC welcomes MIKE PERRY with his new book Z Goes First a story that brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life.
INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sept. 23 Sun  11am  COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE welcomes ALEXANDRA PENFOLD with her book All Are Welcome. INFO:  https://www.communitybookstore.net/event/  LOCATION: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sept. 23 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents TODD TARPLEY with his new book Three Grumpy Trucks. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/ LOCATION: 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Sept. 23  Sun. 2-5pm  CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION GROUP (CBIG) welcomes ALLISON COHEN, Editor at Running Press Kids, a Division of Machete Book Group. Their focus is on novelty, picture book and YA titles with a select amount of middle grade books. FEE: Non-members $15  INFO: http://cbig-nyc.com  LOCATION: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave., Room 17B, NYC (near 36th Street)

Sept. 29 Sat. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents SARAH GREEN, illustrator of ELIZABETH WARREN: Nevertheless, She Persisted.  INFO:  718.246.2665,  https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sept. 29  Sat. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents KATIE YAMASAKI, author/illustrator of When the Cousins Came. INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-katie-yamasaki-1  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Fort Greene), 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Sept. 29  Sat. 1:30pm GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes KATIE YAMASAKI, author/illustrator of When the Cousins Came. INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-katie-yamasaki-0 LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Prospect Lefferts Garden), 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Sept. 30 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes DAVID QUINN with his new book Go to Sleep, Little Creep. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/ LOCATION: 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 6  Sat. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC hosts ADAM RUBIN, best-selling author of Dragons Love Tacos (Dragones y Tacos). In a bilingual story time he will present his new book El Chupacabras.   INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Oct. 6  Sat. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents DAVID EZRA STEIN, Caldecott honor winner and author/illustrator of Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise. INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-david-ezra-stein-0  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Fort Greene), 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Oct. 6  Sat. 1:30pm GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes DAVID EZRA STEIN, Caldecott honor winner and author/illustrator of Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise. . INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-david-ezra-stein-1 LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Prospect Lefferts Garden), 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Oct. 7  Sun. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents JON AGEE, with his new book The Wall in the Middle of the Book.   INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Oct. 9 Tues. 7:30-9:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES presents FIRST PAGES (MG the & YA) with Literary Agent Jennie Dunham (Dunham Literary Agency)TICKETS & INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/professional-series-words-alone-writing-picture-books-when-youre-not-an-artist-and-even-if-you-are/ LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th Street, NYC

Oct. 10 Wed. 6pm THE CORNER BOOKSTORE presents LIBBY BABBOTT-KLEIN and JESSICA WALKER, the author and the illustrator of baby feminists. INFO: 212.831.3554, http://cornerbookstorenyc.com/events/ LOCATION: The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue @ 93rd Street, NYC 10128

Oct. 13  Sat. 11am SCBWI'S BACK2BACK program welcomes DANIEL KIRK and COLLEEN KONG-SAVAGEAfter reading from their books and talking about their work, they will answer audience questions. INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids LOCATION:  Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn,NY 11231

Oct. 13  Sat. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents MICHAEL REX, with his newest picture book Eat Pete! INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-michael-rex  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Fort Greene), 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Oct. 13  Sat. 1:30pm GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes MICHAEL REX, with his newest picture book Eat Pete! INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-michael-rex-0 LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, (Prospect Lefferts Garden), 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Oct. 13 Sat. 4-5:30pm BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY presents MATT DE LA PENA and CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, the award-winning duo behind Last Stop on Market Street, introducing their new collaboration, Carmela Full of Wishes. This program is a co-presentation with Greenlight Bookstore. INFO: 718.230.2100, https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/events-youth-and-families-central-library-dweck-20181013  LOCATION: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Oct. 14  Sun. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents RODA AHMED, with her new book Mae Among the Stars, the story of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel to space  INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Oct. 14 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes ALYSSA BERMUDEZ, illustrator of the new book Lucia the Luchador and the Million Masks. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/ LOCATION: 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 17 Wed. 5:30pm THE CORNER BOOKSTORE presents RAAKHEE MIRCHANDANI, for the launch of her debut picture book Super Satya Saves the Day. INFO: 212.831.3554, http://cornerbookstorenyc.com/events/ LOCATION: The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue @ 93rd Street, NYC 10128

Oct. 20 Sat. RUCCL  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY COUNCIL ON CHILDREN'S LITERATURE'S One-on-One Plus Conference brings together the largest number of professionals of any conference of its kind.  Writers and illustrators have a rare opportunity to share their work with mentors from the children's publishing world. Applications will be available online in early April at RUCCL.org.

Oct. 21 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents CAROLINE HADILAKSONO, author/illustrator of the new book Surprise!. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/ LOCATION: 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 27 Sat. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC hosts KARINA WOLF, author of The Insomniacs who will present her new book I am Not a Fox.  INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Oct. 28  Sun. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents ALEX BEARD, with his new book The Lying King.   INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Nov. 4  Sun. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC welcomes JON BURGERMAN, with his new book How to Eat Pizza.   INFO:  718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Nov. 5  Mon. 6:30pm  SCBWI and THE NEW SCHOOL host AGENTS PANEL.The Agent Panel, moderated by writer Adria QuiƱones, will feature Beth Phelan (Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency), John Rudolph (Dystel & Goderich & Bourret) and Peter Knapp (Park Literary & Media). This event is free for all SCBWI Members and New School Students.  Attendees MUST register and bring a ticket from SCBWI Metro NY website.  Non Members must purchase a ticket for the event.  INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ LOCATION: The Auditorium, The New School, 66 West 12th Street, NYC

Nov. 28 Wed. 7-10pm BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY presents JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA with special guest JACQUELINE WOODSON. INFO:  LOCATION: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Dec. 11 Tues. 7:30pm SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES presents GILBERT FORD: From Cover to Cover. The illustrator of many New York Times Best-Selling middle grade novels including The Secret Series, Bad Magic, Three Times Lucky, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, and A Snicker of Magic has also written and/or illustrated award-winning picture books including Mr. Ferris and His Wheel, The Marvelous Thing that Came from A Spring, Soldier Song, and How the Cookie Crumbled. INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/professional-series-from-cover-to-cover-with-gilbert-ford/ LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th Street, NYC

Dec. 12  Sat. 11am SCBWI'S BACK2BACK program welcomes BARBARA MCCLINTOCK and NANCY ARMO. After reading from their books and talking about their work, they will answer audience questions. INFO: tbd LOCATION:  Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn,NY 11231

 

EXHIBITS (In order of closing date)


CONTESTS (In order of deadline)

ONGOING:  AMTRAK RESIDENCY FOR WRITERS.  #AmtrakResidency will allow for up to 24 writers to take long-distance trains to work on their projects. Each writers run-trip journey will include accommodations on board a sleeper car equipped with a bed, a desk and outlets.  This experience aims to inspire creativity and fuel a sense of adventure. INFO: http://blog.amtrak.com/2014/03/amtrak-residency-for-writers/


RECURRING VENUES

BANK STREET BOOK STORE
212.678.1654  |  2780 Broadway @ 112th Street, NYC 
https://www.bankstreetbooks.com/

BOOKS ARE MAGIC
718.246.2665  |  225 Smith Street (at Butler Street), Brooklyn 11231 

BOOKS OF WONDER
212.989.3270  |  18 West 18th Street  |  NYC, NY  
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)  booksofwonder.com

CHILDREN'S LITERARY SALON
917.275.6975 (917.ASK.NYPL) http://www.nypl.org/
New York Public Library, Stephen Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NY, NY 10018

THE CORNER BOOKSTORE

212.831.3554, |  1313 Madison Avenue @ 93rd Street  |  NYC 10128

THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART  
413.658.1100  | 125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002 

GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE  
718.246.0200  |   http://greenlightbookstore.com
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217 and 632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY 11225

NYPL THE CHILDREN'S LITERARY SALON
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium, 42nd St. and 5th Ave., NYC

PowerHOUSE ON 8TH
718.801.8375 |  1111 8th Ave. BrooklynNY 11215

R. MICHELSON GALLERIES  413.586.3964 | 
132 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060

SCBWI TUESDAY PROFESSIONAL SERIES
LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th Street, NYC 10011  NOTE:  Doors open at 7.15pm. Pre-registration is recommended. Seating is limited to the first 70 people.

SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS
212.838.2560 | 128 East 63rd Street | New York NY 10065

STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB

718.369.1167 | 458 Bergen St. | Brooklyn, NY 11217

THALIA KIDS BOOK CLUB
212.864.5400 | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC 10025

WORD Brooklyn
718.383.0096 | 126 Franklin Street | Brooklyn, NY 11222 

WORD Jersey City
201.763.6611 | 123 Newark Ave. | Jersey City, NJ 07302











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