Monday, February 8, 2016

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

2016 


Feb. 12-14  17TH ANNUAL SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE IN NYC. Top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publishing world convene for a weekend of workshops, lectures, networking and a portfolio exhibit. Speakers include WILLIAM JOYCE, RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, JEAN FEIWEL, RUBIN PFEFFER, GIUSEPPE CASTELLANO, STEPHEN MOOSER, LIN OLIVER, SOPHIE BLACKALL, PRISCILLA BURRIS, MIKE CURATO, DAVID DIAZ, PAT CUMMINGS, LAURENT LINN, JAMES RANSOME, PAULA WISEMAN, CECILIA YUNG, PAUL O. ZELINSKY, DAVID SAYLOR, HOLLY MCGHEE and many others.  INFO: https://www.scbwi.org/events/17th-annual-scbwi-winter-conference-in-new-york-ny16/  LOCATION: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, NYC   


Feb. 13  Sat. 11am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents ESTHER K. SMITH.  The author will present her book Making Books with Kids, which has over 25 kid-friendly art projects.  INFO: 718.246.0200, http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-esther-k-smith  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland), Brooklyn 11217  

Feb. 13th  Sat. 1-3pm  BOOKS OF WONDER presents A LAUNCH PARTY FOR SWAP! by STEVE LIGHT. Steve’s intricate pen-and-ink illustrations, punctuated by brilliant blue and other hues, anchor this clever tale of friendship and ingenuity. INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=488   LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., NYC  

Feb. 16 Tues. 7:30-9:30pm  SCBWI METRO NY presents SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS MASTER CLASS.  DEBBIE RIDPATH OHI, children's book author/illustrator, will offer tips for those already familiar with social media basics. Advice will include how to use social media to create buzz for your books without spamming your followers, time management tips, and some Do's and Don'ts when it comes to networking with agents, editors and art directors.. TICKETS: Members $15, Non-Members $20    INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/social-media-tips-master-class/ LOCATION:  The Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th Street, NYC

Feb. 19  Fri. ROCKEFELLER PRODUCTIONS hosts a special performance of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR.  The event will benefit the art and literacy programs at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts.  Tickets for the benefit are $75 which includes a gift bag and meeting with one of the puppets from the show. This is a preview showing in advance of the Jan. 30th opening of the show that has been on tour throughout Australia and New Zealand.  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (http://www.carlemuseum.org/) exhibits work by leading children's book illustrations and offers a range of programs for the entire family.  INFO: 800.901.4092, http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-show-staged-in-ny/115444?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=galleycat&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter20160126 LOCATION: 47 Street Theatre, 304 West 47th Street, NYC 10036  

Feb. 20  Sat. 11am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes RONI SCHOTTER, the author of Go, Little Green Truck!.  INFO: 718.246.0200, http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-roni-schotter LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland), Brooklyn 11217 

Feb. 20  Sat. 2-4pm   SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES "ON THE ROAD" presents MIRRORS, WINDOWS & DOORS: Fundamentals to Writing Diverse Fiction Authentically and Respectfully.  With the growing emphasis on the importance of diverse books, it's become more important than ever to portray characters from a wide variety of backgrounds in fiction. But if you're supposed to "write what you know," how can one write convincingly from a perspective outside of your own? Associate Editor at Razorbill TIFFANY LIAO  gives a craft-oriented approach to writing diversity as it relates to character, plot, and voice, with tips for avoiding common "blind spots" and pitfalls. INFO:  https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/professional-series-on-the-road-on-long-island/
LOCATION: Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, Long Island, NY  

Feb. 21  Sun. 2pm  BOOKCOURT welcomes ANNA RAFF, illustrator of A Big Surprise for Little Card written by Charise Mericle Harper.  Anna has illustrated several books for children, including World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis. INFO: 718.875.3677, http://www.bookcourt.com/events/anna-raff
LOCATION: BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
  
Feb. 27  Sat. 11am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents SELINA ALKO and SEAN QUALLS.  The award-winning husband-wife team will read from their books, including Two Friends, a story about Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.  INFO: 718.246.0200, http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-selina-alko-sean-qualls  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland), Brooklyn 11217

Feb. 28 Sun. 11:30am-12:30pm  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents RONNIE SHOTTER, author of Go, Little Green Truck! illustrated by Julia Kuo.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-roni-schotter-author-of-go-little-green-truck/ LOCATION: powerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY 11215 

Mar. 5  Sat. 2pm  NYPL CHILDREN'S LITERARY SALON: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee Meet the founders of the group dedicated to the creation and promotion of diverse literature for young readers. Panelists will be Stacey Barney (Penguin Random House), Connie Hsu (Macmillan), Alvina Ling (Little Brown and Co.), Nancy Mercado (Scholastic), and Stacy Whitman (Lee & Low Books). INFO: http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc_event/nypl-childrens-literary-salon-meet-the-founding-editors-of-the-cbc-diversity-committee/   LOCATION: NYPL,  Celeste Auditorium on the lower level of the Stephen A. Schwartzman Building, 5th Avenue & West 42nd Street.  Enter through the main entrance on 5th avenue.  

Mar. 7-9  DIGITAL BOOK WORLD The 7th Annual DB Conference + Expo is the preeminent conference on digital content and digital publishing strategies. It brings together media, publishing and technology professionals from around the world to focus on developing, building and transforming their organizations to compete in the constantly evolving digital media ecosystem. INFO: http://digitalbookworldconference.com/index.php/about LOCATION:  New York Hilton Midtown 

Mar. 10-13  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION offers A CONCENTRATED COURSE IN NONFICTION 2016. Led by PETER P. JACOBI, professor emeritus of journalism at Indiana University.  The workshop will cover process, self-editing, style, clarity, structure and more. INFO: 877.288.3410,  http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/a-concentrated-course-in-nonfiction-2016/  LOCATION: Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA  

Mar. 14-14  LONDON BOOK FAIR.

Mar. 17-20  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION offers EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING: A CRASH COURSE 2016. Led by HAROLD UNDERDOWN, JO KNOWLES, BOBBIE COMBS and LINDSAY BARRETT GEORGE.  Harold Underdown is an  independent editor whose blog, The Purple Crayon (http://www.underdown.org/) is an indispensable industry resource. Jo Knowles is the award-winning author of six novels.  Bobbie Combs has spent 30 years working in many aspects of the children's book publishing industry. The special guest Lindsay Barrett George is the creator of many popular picture books. INFO: 877.288.3410,  http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/292/lindsay-barrett-george/  LOCATION:  Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA  


Mar. 20-24  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION presents CREATING PICTURE BOOKS 2016. Led by ROBERT J. BLAKE, author/illustrator of numberous books. This hands-on workshop offers an opportunity to work out a dummy, pace your text and explore a range of possibilities for illustrating your story. INFO: 877.288.3410,  http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/creating-picture-books-2016/  LOCATION: Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA  


Mar. 31 - Apr. 3  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION presents COLOR, LIGHT, LINE, AND TEXTURE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 2016. Explore a wide range of unusual media, develop new techniques and have a ball doing it. This unique workshop with award-winning, picture book illustration superstars DENISE FLEMING and ASHLEY WOLFF can propel your work into a new, exciting dimension in only one weekend. INFO: 877.288.3410,  http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/color-light-line-and-texture-hands-on-workshop-2016/ LOCATION: Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA  

Apr. 4-7  BOLOGNA BOOK FAIR   Since 1963 the Bologna Children's Book Fair has been a leading international event for publishers. It really is the "place-to-be" for selling rights.
Germany is the Guest of Honor for the 2016 Fair. The exhibition gives everyone the chance to discover the latest market trends in the book industry, to meet the most important illustrators, authors and see the winners of the most prestigious international awards.  INFO:  http://www.bookfair.bolognafiere.it/en/the-best-venue-for-childrens-publishers-to-meet/878.html   LOCATION: Bologna, Italy  

Apr. 6-8  49TH ANNUAL FAY B. KAIGLER CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL.  The festival will feature the Southern Miss Medallion Winner JACQUELINE WOODSON, RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, LOIS LOWRY, DEBORAH POPE, MELISSA SWEET and others.  INFO:  www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival

Apr. 9-10 L.A. TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS.  University of Southern California. 

May 7  Sat.  10am - 3pm  THE HUDSON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL, established in 2009, strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages. INFO: 518.828.4360 (Lisa Dolan, ext. 1112 or Jennifer Clark, ext. 8202) http://www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com/  LOCATION: Hudson Junior High School, 215 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534  

Jun. 10-12  21ST CENTURY CHILDREN'S NONFICTION CONFERENCE. Faculty includes CHRIS EBOCH, CANDACE FLEMING, MICHAEL HEARST, ROXIE MUNRO, SARAH TOWLE and many more authors, illustrators, librarians, agents and teachers. INFO: http://21cnfc.com/index.html  LOCATION: Iona College, New Rochelle NY


Jun. 10-13  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION presents PB&J: PICTURE BOOKS AND AL THAT JAZZ 2016. Led by qward-winning picture book authors DARCY PATTISON, LESLIE HELAKOSKI and KELLY BENNETTINFO: 877.288.3410,  http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/pbj-picture-books-and-all-that-jazz-2016/  LOCATION: Highlights Foundation, Honesdale PA  

Jun.  QUEENS BOOK FESTIVAL. The inaugural festival will be the largest and most inclusive literary gathering in Queens, filling the borough with literary talks from over 100 authors as well as hundreds of exhibitors.   INFO:  http://queensbookfestival.nyc/   LOCATION:  Citi Field, Queens NY  


EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)

Feb.11 - Apr. 24  BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY presents THE ART OF KADIR NELSON. Work by award-winning artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson from his various books including Nelson MandelaEllington Was Not a Street, and others will be on display. Also shown will be original new artwork created for the 40th Anniversary of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  LOCATION: Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY 


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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/ 


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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