Friday, December 15, 2017

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

2017

Dec. 16 Sat. 11am  BOOKS ARE MAGIC welcomes VASHTI HARRISON with her new book LITTLE LEADERS: Bold Women in Black History.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Dec. 16 Sat. 1pm  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents JAVAKA STEPTOE, illustrator of Radiant Child and winner of the 2017 Caldecott Medal.  INFO: 413.559.6300,  https://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events  LOCATION: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Dec. 16 Sat. 1-2pm THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM presents BOOKS, AUTHORS & KIDS with PAT CUMMINGS. After an interactive reading of Carousel, children and families will be invited to create decorative, carousel-like boxes. INFO:  212.662.9727, https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/12/16/books-authors-kids-featuring-pat-cummings  LOCATION: NYPL, George Bruce Branch, 518 West 125th Street, NYC 10027


Dec. 17 Sun.  11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents DANIEL KIBBLESMITH and AP QUACH author and illustrator of Santa's Husband. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-daniel-kibblesmith-ap-quach-author-illustrator-of-santas-husband/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215

Dec. 27 Wed. 2:30pm  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART welcomes GINA PERRY, author/illustrator of Small.  INFO: 413.559.6300,  https://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events  LOCATION: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

2018

Jan. 9 Tues. 6pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents MATT DE LA PENA & LOREN LONG with their new book Love. INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Jan. 18 Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL, author/illustrator of I Won't Eat That.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-christopher-silas-neal-author-illustrator-of-i-wont-eat-that/  LOCATION:  PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY 11215

Jan. 21 Sun.  11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL, author and illustrator of I Won't Eat That. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-christopher-silas-neal-author-illustrator-of-i-wont-eat-that/  LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215

Feb. 25 Sun.  11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents LORI RICHMOND author and illustrator of Mama's Business Trip Bunny's Staycation. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-lori-richmond-author-of-bunnys-staycation/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215

Mar. 13 Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Landing a Literary Agent: Advice from Agent/Client. Literary agent ALEXANDER SLATER (Trident Media Group) and JODI KENDALL, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City will discuss the querying process and offer tips and resources for aspiring kid lit authors.   INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society,138 West 5th Street, NYC

Apr. 10 Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Spring into Magazine Writing for Children with author KAREN DELLECAVA and writer and editor EMILY GOODMAN will give a crash course on how to write for magazinesINFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society,138 West 5th Street, NYC

May 5 Sat. 10am-3pm  THE HUDSON BOOK FESTIVAL a free public book event featuring KWAME ALEXANDER and many other authors and illustrators. INFO:   http://hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com   
LOCATION: Hudson Book Festival, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson NY 12534

May 30 - Jun. 1  BOOKEXPO 2018 offers a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles.  INFO: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com  LOCATION: Javits Center, NYC

Jun. 2 & 3  BOOK CON 2018. Storytelling and pop culture collide, with authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content on hand for presentations and exhibits. More info to come. Scheduled speakers include JASON REYNOLDS and TAYE DIGGS. INFO:  LOCATION:  Javits Center, NYC

EXHIBITS (In order of closing date)


Nov. 1- Dec. 30th  THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS presents THE ORIGINAL ART SHOW, Celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration.
INFO:  https://www.societyillustrators.org/events/original-art-2017-opening-reception  LOCATION: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd St., NYC

Nov. 18 - Dec. 6  MARIN-PRICE GALLERIES present ROXIE MUNRO, showing all of the original art from her newest book, Masterpiece Mix.  INFO: http://www.marin-price.com/Marin-Price%20Galleries%20Roxie%20MunroExhibit2017.htm   LOCATION: Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 31   ANNAPOLIS COLLECTION GALLERY presents ROXIE MUNRO and GREG HARLIN, in an exhibition entitled Ants and Elephants and Dinos Too. INFORMATION: 410.280.1414, http://www.annapoliscollection.com/index.cfm   LOCATION:  Annapolis Collection Gallery, 55 West Street, Annapolis, MD

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 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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