Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

2017

Feb. 25 Sat. 1-2 pm  NYPL presents BOOKS, AUTHORS & KIDS! with IRENE SMALLS, author of Jonathan and His Mommy. Create your own portrait in this workshop that celebrates literature, visual art and family. Books, Authors and Kids! is presented as a part of inHarlem, a set of new initiatives designed to explore dynamic ways to work in the community and take the institution beyond its walls. INFO: 212.864.4500, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2605464  LOCATION: New York Public Library, George Bruce Branch, 518 W. 125th St., NYC

Feb. 26  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents LORI RICHMOND, author/illustrator of Pax and Blue. The author and illustrator of the forthcoming Bunny's Staycation (Scholastic) and illustrator of several other picture books can be found online at LoriDraws.com   INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-lori-richmond-author-of-pax-and-blue/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mar. 3  Fri.  6pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes KATE HOSFORD with her new book How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of TeaINFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=688 LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 W. 18th St., NYC 10011

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

Mar. 5  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes ALEXANDRA PENFOLD, author of  We Are Brothers, We Are Friends, a joyful and heartwarming picture book about two brothers and the best part of family, friendship, and loveINFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-alexandra-penfold-author-of-we-are-brothers-we-are-friends/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mar. 12  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents CALISTA BRILL, author of Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-calista-brill-author-of-tugboat-bill-and-the-river-rescue/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mar. 14  Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI presents PIXELS TO PLATFORM: Marketing for Creative People. Learn concrete steps for building your online brand so you can forge meaningful connections with your readers. You will get strategic techniques that you can implement right away so you can reach your own unique goals. INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th St., (Betw. 6th-7th Ave.) NYC 

Mar. 19  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH hosts CARA ZELAS, author of  The Big World of Little Dude: Kindness. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-cara-zelas-author-of-the-big-world-of-little-dude-kindness/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mar. 26  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA author of  Lucia, the Luchadora, a beautifully illustrated picture book about courage and cultural legacy that is full of pluck, daring, and heart. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-cynthia-leonor-garza-author-of-lucia-the-luchadora/  LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Apr. 2  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH hosts CHRISTOPHER BROWNE, author and illustrator of  Marlo. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-christopher-browne-author-and-illustrator-of-marlo/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Apr. 3-6 BOLOGNA BOOK FAIR. With over 50 years of experience the fair is the world’s premium copyright business hub when it comes to publishing all multi-media content for the children. Along with the illustrator exhibition and diverse BolognaRagazzi awards, there are over 4 packed days of programmes and special eventsINFO: http://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/en/home/878.html LOCATION: Piazza della Costituzione, Bologna, Italy

Apr. 9  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes BRETT HELQUIST, illustrator of  Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sport.  sINFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-christopher-browne-author-and-illustrator-of-marlo/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Apr. 19-22  TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE featuring children's book authors and illustrators SHADRA STRICKLAND, MARGARITA ENGLE & MIKE CURATO, RENEE WATSON, KATE MESNER & CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL, PETER REYNOLDS, RUTH CHAN, CHRISTIAN ROBINSON, RUTA SEPETYS, and more. INFO: http://www.txla.org/events  LOCATION: Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, TX

Apr. 23  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents SAMANTHA COTTERILL, author and illustrator of No More Bows.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-samantha-cotterill-author-and-illustrator-of-no-more-bows/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Apr. 30 Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents AME DYCKMAN, author of You Don't Want a Unicorn.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-ame-dyckman-author-of-you-dont-want-a-unicorn/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

May 9  Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI presents WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING FOR THE VERY YOUNG: Board Books and Picture Books with JOYCE WAN, award-winning author and illustrator of over a dozen best-selling books for children.  Joyce also teaches courses at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th St., (Betw. 6th-7th Ave.) NYC 

Jun. 13  Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI presents ALL IN THE FAMILY: Exploring family dynamics in MG and YA fiction and how they can be used to make your novel with ANDREW HARWELL, Senior Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books where he specializes in middle grade and young adult fiction. INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th St., (Betw. 6th-7th Ave.) NYC 

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



EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)

Sep. 13, 2016-Mar. 19, 2017 THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents BROWN BEAR TURNS 50.  Artwork from every page of the famous book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, is on display, as well as a selection of Carle’s collages from additional collaborations with Martin. One of only two surviving collages from the 1967 edition—Brown Bear himself—has been faithfully restored and is on view for the first time.
INFO: 413.559.6300http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/current-exhibitions LOCATION: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Feb. 12 - Jun. 4, 2017  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents IT'S ME, ELOISE: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight, including 90 artworks from the Eloise collaborations.   INFO: 413.559.6300http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/current-exhibitions LOCATION: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

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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