Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

2016 

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. 11:30am BANK STREET BOOKS welcomes STEVE LIGHT, author/illustrator of Swap! In conjunction with The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education Steve will be reading and discussing his work, some of which is included in the exhibition.  INFO: www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/picture-book-re-imagined-exhibit-pratt-gallery  LOCATION:  Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

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

Aug. 6  Sat. 2-3pm  BOOKCOURT presents CLAIRE LORDON, author/illustrator with her debut book LORENZO, THE PIZZA-LOVING LOBSTER. "This could be the book that kicks off a love of cooking in kids or...opens them up to trying new cuisine...Bright, comically detailed illustrations underscore this story of teamwork and persistence." - Booklist INFO: 718.875.3677, https://www.facebook.com/events/1611617842486788/   LOCATION: BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn NY    

Aug. 7 Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents MARIA CARLUCCIO author of D is for Dress Up.  INFO: 718.801.8375, powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-maria-carluccio-author-of-d-is-for-dress-up/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn

Aug. 13  Sat. 11:30am  BANK STREET BOOKS welcomes TED and BETSY LEWIN, author/illustrators who will be reading and discussing their work, some of which is included in the exhibition on display The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education.  INFO: www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/picture-book-re-imagined-exhibit-pratt-gallery  LOCATION:  Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Aug. 27  Sat. 11:30am  BANK STREET BOOKS welcomes STEVE LIGHT and SELENE CASTROVILLA, who will be reading and discussing their work, some of which is included in the exhibition on display, The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education.  INFO: www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/picture-book-re-imagined-exhibit-pratt-gallery  LOCATION:  Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC


Aug. 27  Sat. 2-3pm  BOOKCOURT presents JESSICA OLIEN and DIANA MURRAY present their book NED THE KNITTING PIRATE.  INFO: 718.875.3677, https://www.facebook.com/events/1611617842486788/   LOCATION: BookCourt, 
163 Court Street, Brooklyn NY

Sept. 8-11 HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATIONS hosts THE JOURNEY: Your Path to Publication 2016.  Faculty includes  DON TATE, ALISON GREEN MYERS, KATHLEEN HAYES, and  CARMEN OLIVER. This workshop for authors and illustrators includes one-on-one manuscript critiques, daily writing and revising time, sessions on craft and more. INFO:  877.288.3410, http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/the-journey-appreciating-your-path-to-publication-2016/ LOCATION: The Highlights Foundation, 392 Boyds Mill road, Milanville, PA 18443

Sept. 10  Sat. 11am  WORD Jersey City presents PAUL CZAJAK author, with his latest book Monster Needs to Go to School.   INFO:  201.763.6611, http://www.wordbookstores.com/event/jc-monster-needs-go-school-storytime-paul-czajakLOCATION: WORD Jersey City, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 

Sept. 10 Sat. 11:30am  BANK STREET BOOKS welcomes CARON COHEN, SCOTT MENCHIN, JACIKE KRAMER and OREL PROTOPOPESCU , who will be reading and discussing their work, some of which is included in the exhibition on display, The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education.  INFO: www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/picture-book-re-imagined-exhibit-pratt-gallery  LOCATION:  Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Sept. 15 Thur. 7-8:30pm  BANK STREET BOOKS and PRATT INSTITUTE host a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibit The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education.  Panelists STEVE LIGHT, JAMES RANSOME. BARBARA LALICKI, SCOTT MENCHIN, CARON LEE COHEN and CAROLINE WARD will discuss what's new and best in illustrated books for children.  INFO: www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/picture-book-re-imagined-exhibit-pratt-gallery  LOCATION: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Sept. 24  Sat. 9am-10pm  16TH LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL with KWAME ALEXANDER, AARON BECKER, BETSY LEWIN, LOIS LOWRY, MEG MEDINA, KATHERINE PATERSON, JERRY PINKNEY, PAM MUNOZ RYAN, JACQUELINE WOODSON, GENE LUEN YANG and others.
INFO:  888.714.4696, http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/    LOCATION: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Sept. 24 Sat. 7:30pm WORD Jersey City presents DEIRDRE SULLIVAN with her new book Ming Goes to School.   INFO:  201.763.6611, http://www.wordbookstores.com/event/jc-ming-goes-school-storytime-deirdre-sullivan  LOCATION: WORD Jersey City, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302 

Oct. 27 6pm THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS AWARD PRESENTATION for THE ORIGINAL ART SHOW: Celebrating the Fine Are of Children's Book Illustration. INFO: 212.838.2560, www.societyillustrators.org/The-Museum/2016/OA/Opening-Reception--The-Original-Art-2016.aspx LOCATION: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC 

Nov. 12  Sat. 6pm  CARNEGIE HALL welcomes J.K. ROWLING for the benefit screening of Fantastic Beasts. This family event (children 10 years old and up) is a benefit for Lumos Foundation USA; the non-profit international children's rights organization founded by J.K. Rowling, and also includes an in-depth conversation between the writer and star of the film.  INFO:  212.247.7800, http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/11/12/0600/PM/J-K-Rowlings-Fantastic-Beasts-Benefit-Screening-for-Lumos/  LOCATION: Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave. at 57th Street, NYC 10019  



EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)


Jul. 12-Sept. 15, 2016  PRATT INSTITUTE and the BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION present The Picture Book Re-imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and the Bank Street College of Education. On exhibit are works by illustrators who attended Pratt, including TOMIE DE PAOLA, ARNOLD LOBEL, ED YOUNG, TED & BETSY LEWIN, PAT CUMMINGS, STEVE LIGHT, STEVE HENRY, SEAN QUALLS, SCOTT MENCHIN, JAMES RANSOME and more.  Readings and talks by the artists are listed above in the Events section.  INFO: www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/picture-book-re-imagined-exhibit-pratt-gallery  LOCATION:  Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

May 27 - Oct. 16, 2016  THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM exhibits PRINTING A CHILD'S WORLD. Printed works for or about children are the focus of the installation with more than two dozen works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries—primarily children’s books, illustrations, and prints by artists including Randolph Caldecott, George Bellows, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Nast. They are rarely displayed because of their sensitivity to light.  
     Among the highlights on view are nine original watercolors by Caldecott (1887) for the children’s book The House That Jack Built; the familiar illustration of Santa Claus by Nast from A Visit from Saint Nicholas (1872); and one of Homer’s earliest illustrations, which was made for Eventful History of Three Blind Mice (1858).  INFO: http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/printing-childs-world   LOCATION: The Met Fifth Avenue, The American Wing, Mezzanine, Gallery 773, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, NYC

Oct. 26 - Dec. 22, 2016  THE ORIGINAL ART 2016 at THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS.  The annual exhibit celebrating the fine art of children’s book illustration, founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, showcases the original art from the year’s best children’s books, chosen by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors. INFO: 212.838.2560,  www.societyillustrators.org/The-Museum/2016/OA/The-Original-Art-2016.aspx LOCATION: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC  


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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