Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

2016 

Oct. 1 Sat. 11am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents  EDWARD HEMINGWAY author and illustrator of Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus. INFO: greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-edward-hemingway-0?utm_source=Upcoming+Events+at+Greenlight+September+19++-+October+9&utm_campaign=Events&utm_medium=email LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore,  686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Oct. 1 Sat. 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDER presents The Water Princess, a story about one young girl's dream of bringing clean drinking water to her African village. Inspired by the life of African-born model GEORGIE BADIEL, it sheds much needed light on an ongoing, world-wide struggle. Authors SUSAN VERDE and GEORGIE BADIEL and illustrator PETER H REYNOLDS will be on hand to introduce this new picture book.  INFO: 212.989.3270,   www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=629  LOCATION:  Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., NYC 10011 


Oct. 2  Sun. 11am  COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE presents BRENDAN WENZEL, author/illustrator of the delightful and much-lauded picture book They All Saw a Cat.

INFO: 718.783.3075, http://www.communitybookstore.net/event/storytime-brendan-wenzel  LOCATION:  Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn N Y 11215

Oct. 5-9  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION presents PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK TEXT 2016. Golden Kite winner KRISTY DEMPSEY (A Dance Like StarlightMe With YouSurfer Chick, and the forthcoming Superhero Instruction Manual) and National Book Award-winner KATHRYN ERSKINE (MockingbirdMama Africa) will give you the tools you need to write your first-ever picture book or to perfect the picture books you’ve already written.INFO:  877.288.3410, highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/perfecting-the-picture-book-text-2016/ LOCATION: The Highlights Foundation, 392 Boyds Mill road, Milanville, PA 18443


Oct. 6  Thurs. 6pm BOOKS OF WONDER host ARAM KIM with her wonderful debut picture book Cat on the Bus. The beautiful, nearly wordless picture book details the touching story of a homeless cat in search of a home. Aram will read her book, answer questions from the audience and autograph copies.  INFO: 212.989.3270,   www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=583  LOCATION:  18 West 18th St., NYC 10011 


Oct. 7 Fri. 10:30am  BANK STREET BOOKSTORE welcomes BRIDGET MARZO with her latest story creation Tiz and Ott's Big Draw.  INFO: 212.678.1654, bankstreetbooks.com/event/meet-bridget-marzo-author-tiz-and-otts-big-draw   LOCATION: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway (at West 107th Street), NYC 10025


Oct. 8 Sat. 11am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes  BRIDGET MARZO author and illustrator of Tiz and Ott's Big Draw. INFO: greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-bridget-marzo?utm_source=Upcoming+Events+at+Greenlight+September+19++-+October+9&utm_campaign=Events&utm_medium=email LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore,  686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Oct. 8  Sun. 2-3pm  SPLIT LEVEL GALLERY welcomes MELANIE HOPE GREENBERG, reading and signing her books in conjunction with an exhibition of her work, "Melanie's Street, An Art Exhibition for Children of All Ages" on view until October 30th.  INFO: 917.575.9178, http://www.splitlevelgallery.com/  LOCATION: Split Level Gallery, 218 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Oct. 10  Tues. 7:30-9:30pm  SCBWI METRO hosts #WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS PANEL: Diverse Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Moderated by JENNIFER BAKER, a panel feature authors HEIDI HEILIG, ZORAIDA CORDOVA, and TRACEY BAPTISTE will discuss craft, world-building, research and more.  INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/scbwi-metro-ny-co-event-with-wndb-moderated-diverse-sff-panel-moderated-by-jennifer-baker-panel-organizerbrand-manager-we-need-diverse-books/ LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 West 15th Street, NYC 


Oct. 16 Sun. 
11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents LORI RICHMOND, author and illustrator of the delightful picture book A Hop is Up.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-lori-richmond-illustrator-of-a-hop-is-up/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY


Oct. 16 Sun. 2-4pm  SCBWI METRO hosts FIRST PAGES with an Agent and an Editor. First Pages offers an opportunity to be critiqued by an agent and an editor (TBA).  First pages wil be chosen by the editor and agent.   INFO: nymetro.scbwi.org/events/professional-series-on-the-road-in-huntington-first-pages-with-an-agent-and-an-editor/ LOCATION: Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington NY



Oct. 23  Sun. 11am  COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE presents SHANA COREY, author of The Secret Subway.   INFO: 718.783.3075, www.communitybookstore.net/event/storytime-shana-corey  LOCATION:  Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn N Y 11215

Oct. 23 Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes JOSHUA DAVID STEIN and JULIA ROTH, author and illustrator of Can I Eat That?  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-joshua-david-stein-and-julia-rotham-author-and-illustrator-of-can-i-eat-that/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY


Oct. 26-29  HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION hosts CARVING OUT YOUR PICTURE BOOK FOR SUBMISSION 2016.  Receive one-on-one critiques and peer-to-peer feedback, learn about the climate of today’s picture book market and hear from industry professionals about making your book stand out in the pile of submissions.  INFO:  877.288.3410, highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/carving-out-your-picture-book-for-submission-2016/   LOCATION: The Highlights Foundation, 392 Boyds Mill road, Milanville, PA 18443   


Oct. 23 Sun. 11:30am 
POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents JOSHUA DAVID STEIN and JULIA ROTHAM, author and illustrator of Can I Eat That?.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-joshua-david-stein-and-julia-rotham-author-and-illustrator-of-can-i-eat-that/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY


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 


Oct. 29 Sat. KEENE STATE COLLEGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL. 
Featured speakers include JERRY PINKNEY, MARILYN SINGER, JONATHAN BEAN, CLARE VANDERPOOL and LITA JUDGE.  Since 1978, the Festival has brought readers, writers, illustrators and publishers of children’s books together in an on-going conversation about the past, present and future of this important literary genre.  INFO: 603.358.2302, http://www.keene.edu/featured/clf/featured-speakers-for-2016/  LOCATION: Keene State college, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-2611

http://www.keene.edu/featured/clf/

Oct. 30 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents BOB SHEA, illustrator of Quit Calling Me a Monster!.  INFO: 718.801.8375, powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-bob-shea-creator-of-quit-calling-me-a-monster// LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY


Nov. 6  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents PAULETTE BOGANauthor and illustrator with her new book Bossy Flossy. Paulette is also the author, illustrator of Goodnight Lulu and Lulu the Big Little Chick, which won the Children’s Choice Book Award. She is also the illustrator of Chicks and Salsa and Buffalo Wings, written by Aaron Reynolds.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-paulette-bogan-author-illustrator-of-bossy-flossy/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY


Nov. 7  Mon. 6pm  SCBWI presents THE AGENTS PANEL, hosted by THE NEW SCHOOL. Moderated by Metro NY volunteer and writer Adria Quinones, the panel will feature LINDA CAMACHO (Prospect Agency), SUSAN HAWK (The Bent Agency) and ANDREA SOMBERG (Harvey Klinger Inc.). Admission is FREE for SCBWI members and New School Students, $20 for all others. Doors open at 5:45pm. Seating is limited to the first 350 people. TICKETS: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/agents-panel-free-co-event-for-scbwi-members-and-new-school-students-tickets-26363403650    INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/   LOCATION: The New School, 66 West 12th 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

Nov. 12, 13  11am-5pm   SCBWINJ FALL CRAFT WEEKEND with CAROLYN BULL (A.D., Hachette, Little Brown), DANA CHIDIAC (Asst. Ed., Dial, Penguin), KRISTIN DALY RENS (Exec. Ed., Balzer & Bray, HarperCollins) and many more. The weekend features craft-related workshops with published author/illustrators, PB/MG/YA and illustration workshops, an editor/agent panel, quiet room for writing, sketching, relaxing and more.

 INFO: https://newjersey.scbwi.org/events/fall-craft-weekend-november-12-13-2016/ LOCATION: Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540
Nov. 13  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes COLLEEN AF VENABLE and RUTH CHAN, the author and illustrator of Mervin the Sloth is About to Do the Best Thing in the World. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-colleen-af-venable-and-ruth-chan-creators-of-mervin-the-sloth-is-about-to-do-the-best-thing-in-the-world/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY

2017

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



EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)


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

Sept. 1 - Oct. 30, 2016 'MELANIE'S STREET, An Art Exhibition for Children of All Ages' featuring the work of MELANIE HOPE GREENBERG.  INFO: 917.575.9178, http://www.splitlevelgallery.com/  LOCATION: Split Level Gallery, 218 Plymouth St., Dumbo, Brooklyn NY 11201

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