Monday, June 27, 2016

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

2016 

Jun. 27 Mon.  7pm  BOOKCOURT hosts THE SACKETT STREET WRITERS & MINORITIES IN PUBLISHING: The Realities of Publishing.  A panel of publishing professionals, including JENNIFER BAKER, DIANA PHO, TODD HUNTER, CONNOR GOLDSMITH and others, will offer insights and field Q&A about the publishing industry. INFO: 718.875.3677,https://www.facebook.com/sackettstreet.writers/photos/a.391306727713163.1073741826.391306681046501/604456229731544/?type=3&theaterLOCATION: BookCourt, 163 Court St., Brooklyn, NY

Jun. 30  Thur. 6-8pm  BOOKS OF WONDER presents EVAN TURK. The award-winning illustrator will launch his debut work as an author-illustrator, The Storyteller, a stunning multidimensional story within a story that will captivate the imagination INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=553  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Jul. 10  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes AKIKO YABUK author of Ishi: Simple Tips from a Solid Friend. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-akiko-yabuk-author-of-ishi-simple-tips-from-a-solid-friend/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn

Jul. 13  Wed. 6:30pm  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes STEPHEN SAVAGE author of The Mixed-Up Truck. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/book-launch-the-mixed-up-truck-by-stephen-savage/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn

Jul. 15-17  THE GATHERING at KEYSTONE COLLEGE presents INNOVATION: Radical Dreams for the Real World, an annual three-day symposium featuring performances, lectures, discussions, and workshops.  Featured authors and illustrators include PAMELA MUNOZ RYAN and GAIL CARSON LEVINE. INFO: 570.945.8510, http://thegatheringatkeystone.org/ LOCATION: Keystone College, One College Green, La Plume, PA 18440

Jul. 16  Sat.  HARLEM BOOK FAIR 2016.  INFO: 212.491.2200, http://www.harlembookfair.com/  

Jul. 18-22  MAZZA MUSEUM'S SUMMER CONFERENCE featuring illustrators STEVE LIGHT, JASON CHIN, RANDALL DE SEVE, MARIE-LOUISE GAY, DANIEL SALMIERI, JIM AVERBECK, ROSEMARY WELLS and others.  INFO: 419.434.4560, http://www.mazzamuseum.org/visit/calendar-events/ LOCATION: Mazza Museum, 201 College Street, Findlay, OH 45840

Jul. 24  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents JANE GOODRICH creator of New York is my Playground.  The storyteller and street photographer has captured a fresh, moving homage to how the city’s streets, structures, and landmarks can provide a unique playspace.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-jane-goodrich-creator-of-new-york-is-my-playground/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn

Jul. 29-Aug. 1  SCBWI SUMMER CONFERENCE. The Annual Summer Conference spans three days with an optional intensive day on Monday. Registration for the 2016 conference will begin in mid-April, 2016. Many of the biggest authors and illustrators in children’s books will be joining a bevy of agents, art directors and editors. INFO: https://www.scbwi.org/events/44th-annual-scbwi-summer-conference-in-los-angeles/  LOCATION:  Los Angeles, CA

Jul. 30 Sat. 11am  BOOKS OF WONDER presents KARLIN GRAY, author of Nadia: the Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still.  Karlin will read her book and show a short video of Nadia Comaneci, a former Romanian gymnast, Olympic gold medalist and the inspiration for the book.  INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=574  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC



EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)


Jun. 3  - Jul. 10, 2016  LITTLE BLUE MUSHROOM AND FRIENDS GALLERY hosts CARIN BERGER: Specimen Boxes, a show of works by the award-winning illustrator and author of Finding Spring, Forever Friends,The Little Yellow Leaf and many other well-loved picture books. INFO: 917.859.3867,  www.facebook.com/Little-Blue-Mushroom-Friends-Gallery-972059972887104/info/?tab=overview  LOCATION: Little blue Mushroom & Friends, 56 Bogart Street, #1B, Bushwick, Brooklyn 11206


CONTESTS (In order of deadline)

ONGOING:  AMTRAK RESIDENCY FOR WRITERS.  #AmtrakResidency will allow for up to 24 writers to takelong-distance trains to work on their projects. Each writer's round-trip journey will include accommodations on board a sleeper car equipped with a bed, a desk and outlets. We hope this experience will inspire creativity and most importantly fuel your sense of adventure! Want to learn more and apply? Head over to the official entry form and good luck!  INFO:  http://blog.amtrak.com/2014/03/amtrak-residency-for-writers/ 

Jun. 1-Oct. 31, 2016  NEW VISIONS AWARD from LEE & LOW BOOKS.  TU BOOKS, the middle grade and young adult imprint of LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the fourth New Visions Award. The award will be given for a middle grade or young adult novel by a writer of color. Established in 2012, the NEW VISIONS AWARD encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent.  ENTRY, RULES, INFO: https://www.leeandlow.com/writers-illustrators/new-visions-award

Nov. 1, 2016  WNDB WALTER DEAN MYERS AWARD FOR YA 2017. Named after celebrated children’s book author Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014), the 2017 Walter Award will be given in the young adult category. Future Walter Awards will expand to include awards for picture books and middle grade literature. The judging committee consists of esteemed librarians, educators, and authors. The winner will be announced in January 2017.  The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016. ENTRY RULES/INFO: http://weneeddiversebooks.org/submission-guidelines/   

RECURRING VENUES

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

BOOKCOURT 
163 Court Street, Brooklyn NY | 718.875.3677   

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 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

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

PowerHOUSE ARENA
718.666.3049 |  37 Main St (between Water St & Howard Aly)
BrooklynNY 
11201 

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

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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