Saturday, December 3, 2016

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

2016

Dec. 3 Sat. 10:30am  BANK STREET BOOKS hosts PAT KIERNAN, author of Good Morning City. INFO: http://www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/good-morning-city-ny1s-pat-kiernan LOCATION: Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street, NYC 10025

Dec. 3  Sat. 1pm  BOOKS OF WONDER presents R.L. STINE with his newest picture book Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story. INFO: 212.989.3270, www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=647  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Dec. 4  Sun. 11am BOOKCOURT welcomes JAVAKA STEPTOE, award-winning artist and writer, with his new book Radiant Child, the story of artist Jean-Michael Basquiat.  INFO: 718.875.3677, http://bookcourt.com/events/javaka-steptoe  LOCATION: BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn 

Dec. 4  Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents STEPHANIE GRAEGIN, illustrator of the new book How To Build a Snow Bear.   INFO: 718.801.8375, powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-stephanie-graegin-author-of-how-to-build-a-snow-bear/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY

Dec. 4  Sun. 12pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes PAT KIERNAN with his newest picture book Good Morning City.  This event is being held in conjunction with the New York Foundling, one of the city's oldest and largest children's charities that has been helping little New Yorkers and their families for over 140 years.  INFO: 212.989.3270, www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=653  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Dec. 4  Sun. 2-4pm  BOOKS OF WONDER celebrates the newest book in the Doll People series, The Doll People's Christmas, with authors ANN M. MARTIN and LAURA GODWIN.  INFO: 212.989.3270, www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=654  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Dec. 4  Sun. 3-5pm POWERHOUSE'S 7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY celebrates with ANN M. MARTIN, LAURA GODWIN and BRETT HELQUIST (authors and illustrator of The Doll People's Christmas), THYRA HEDER (author and illustrator of The Bear Report) STEPHANIE GRAEGIN (illustrator of How To Build a Snow Bear).   INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/7th-annual-dumbo-holiday-party-with-thyra-heder-stephanie-graegin-caroline-nastro-ann-m-martin-laura-godwin-and-brett-helquist/ LOCATION:  PowerHouse, 28 Adams St., Brooklyn 11201

Dec. 8  Thurs. 6pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes KAT YEH with her newest book The Friend Ship.  INFO:212.989.3270, www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=657  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Dec. 10  Sat. 12pm  BOOKS OF WONDER celebrates pop-ups and interactive books with MATTHEW REINHART, YEVGENIYA YERETSKAYA, SOK SONG, LOTTA NIEMINEN, CHUCK FISCHER and COURTNEY WATSON MCCARTHY.  INFO: 212.989.3270, www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=658  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Dec. 10 Sat. 12:30pm  SCBWI hosts WRITERS DAY WITH LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON (author), REBECCA BEHRENS (author), BESS COZBY (Editor, Tor/Forge Books), T.S. FERGUSON (Associate Editor, Harlequin TEEN), and CARRIE PESTRITTO (Agent, Prospect Agency). INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ 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.

Dec. 11  Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents BRITTANY R. JACOBS, creator of The Kraken's Rules for Making Friends.   INFO: 718.801.8375, powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-brittany-r-jacobs-creator-of-the-krakens-rules-for-making-friends/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY

Dec. 11  Sun. 1pm  BOOKS OF WONDER hosts LORI NICHOLS, KAT YEH, ROSEMARY WELLS, STEPHANIE GRAEGIN and BRIAN RUSSO at a December Picture Book Bonanza.  INFO: 212.989.3270, www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=660  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Dec. 13 Tues. 7:30pm SCBWI presents LOTTERY PORTFOLIO REVIEWS with MARIA MODUGNO NICOLE DE LAS HERAS the art director and editorial director at Random House Children's Books.  To be eligible, check rules on the website: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ 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.

Dec. 22  Thur. 6:30pm POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes JACQUELINE WOODSON, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming for a discussion of her first adult novel in twenty years, Another Brooklyn.   INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/book-club-on-8th-another-brooklyn-by-jacqueline-woodson/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn 11215


2017

Jan. 8  Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presentKAT YEH, author of The Friend Ship.   INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-kat-yeh-author-of-the-friend-ship/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn 11215

Feb. 10-12  SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE.  Conference keynote speakers include BRIAN COLLIER, TAHEREH MAFI and SARA PENNYPACKER. Featured at the conference: panels, breakout sessions with an acclaimed faculty of editors, agents and art directors, optional Friday intensives for writers and illustrators, the Portfolio Showcase and a networking gala. INFO:  http://www.scbwi.org/annual-conferences/  LOCATION: Grand Hyatt New York, East 42nd St., NYC

Mar. 3-4  CHARLOTTE S. HUCK CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL with BRIAN FLOCA, YUYI MORALES, PAM MUNOZ RYAN, LISA VON DRASEK and more.  INFO: www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/school-of-education/childrens-literature-festival-2017/  LOCATION: University of Redlands, 1200 East Colton Ave., Redlands CA 92373

Jul. 7-10 SCBWI 2017 SUMMER CONFERENCE.  INFO:  LOCATION: JW Marriott, L.A. CA



EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)


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 

Nov. 6 - Jan. 15, 2017 BEYOND THE PAGE, in conjunction with the 27TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATION CELEBRATION, is an exhibition of work done by top illustrators in between working on their children's books. INFO: 413.586.3964, http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101402843965&ca=5b9b270e-9e2f-46dc-9bbe-2245ab7d8b82  LOCATION: R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060 


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