Monday, December 10, 2018

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

2018

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.   INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/professional-series-from-cover-to-cover-with-gilbert-ford/ LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th Street, NYC

Dec. 15 Sat. 1pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND who will read and autograph her new picture book Bold and Brave. INFO: 718.246.2665,  https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  TICKETS: Tickets include a copy of the book.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kirsten-gillibrand-presents-bold-brave-ten-heroes-who-won-women-the-right-to-vote-tickets-51979071803
LOCATION: St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Dec. 16  Sun.  10:30am STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB hosts RACHAEL COLE presenting her new book Mousie, I Will Read to You. INFO: 718.369.1167,   https://www.facebook.com/events/2207628509493424/  LOCATION: Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

Dec. 23  Sun.  10:30am STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB presents TOM BOOTH with his holiday book This is Christmas. INFO: 718.369.1167,   https://www.facebook.com/events/255420158468893/ LOCATION: Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

2019 

Jan. 17 Thur. 4pm THE CORNER BOOKSTORE presents KAREN LEFRAK reading and signing copies of her book Sleepover at the Museum. INFO: 212.831.3554, https://cornerbookstorenyc.com/event/karen-lefrak-is-back-and-signing-copies-of-sleepover-at-the-museum/  LOCATION: The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Ave. at 93rd Street, NYC 10128

Jan. 26  Sat. 11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC welcomes MICHAEL GEORGE with his new picture book Life at the Zoo. INFO: 718.246.2665,  https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids 
LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY 11231

Feb. 8-10 SCBWI 20TH ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE offers keynotes, presentations and intensive sessions with top professionals in children's book publishing. Authors, illustrators and publishers who will be presenting include ELIZABETH ACEVEDO, CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS, JARED KROSOCZKA, PETER BROWN, PRISCILLA BURRIS, NANCY CARPENTER, FLOYD COOPER, PAT CUMMINGS, EMMA DRYDEN, GILBERT FORD, VARIAN JOHNSON, KEVIN LEWIS, LAURENT LINN, WILLIAM LOW, LIN OLIVER, LINDA SUE PARK, JOHN PARRA, SEAN QUALLS, ANNIE WON, CECILIA YUNG and many, many more. INFO: https://www.scbwi.org/events/20th-annual-scbwi-winter-conference-in-new-york-ny19/  LOCATION: Grand Hyatt NY, 109 East 42nd Street, (at Grand Central Terminal), NY 10017 


EXHIBITS (In order of closing date)
Oct. 24 - Dec. 19, 2018  THE MITCHELL GALLERY at ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE  presents CHILDHOOD CLASSICS: 100 YEARS OF CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.  INFO: https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs/childhood-classics  LOCATION:  St. John's College, 60 College Avenue, 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 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

THE QUEENS BOOK SHOP 

718.441.0009 | 81-63 Lefferts Blvd. | Queens NY 11415  

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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