Monday, July 22, 2019

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

2019

Jul. 27 Sat. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents RICARDO CORTES illustrator of  Party: A Mystery written by Jamaica Kincaid. INFO:  718.246.0200
https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-ricardo-cortes-1  LOCATION: 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn 11217

Jul. 27 Sat. 1:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents RICARDO CORTES illustrator of  Party: A Mystery written by Jamaica KincaidINFO:  718.246.0200
https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-ricardo-cortes-2 LOCATION: 632 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn 11225

Jul. 28 Sun. 10:30am STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB hosts GALIA BERNSTEIN reading and autographing her newest book Leyla.  INFO:  718.369.1167, https://www.facebook.com/events/498468130908074/ LOCATION:  Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jul. 28  11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents TAMARA PIZZOLI reading her new book Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=p.kids  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Aug. 4 Sun. 10:30am STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB welcomes SUSAN VERDE with her new book Unstoppable Me.  INFO:  718.369.1167, https://www.facebook.com/events/2362690303967884/  LOCATION:  Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Aug. 31 Sat. 8:30am-8pm LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL brings together some of the nation's best authors, illustrators and poets to discuss their work and meet their fans.  Children's book creators will include MAC BARNETT, SOPHIE BLACKALL, BRIAN FLOCA, JON KLASSEN, JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA, LINDA SUE PARK, LEUYEN PHAM, GREG PIZZOLI, JON SCIESZKA, RENEE WATSON and many more. INFO: https://www.loc.gov/events/2019-national-book-festival/festival-information/ LOCATION: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Wash. D.C.

Sept. 10  Tues. 7:30-9:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Genre Jumping -Let Your Story Lead the Way with author/illustrator PAT CUMMINGS.
INFO:  https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 W. 15th Street, NYC

Sept. 21, Sat. BKBF CHILDREN'S DAY  INFO: https://brooklynbookfestival.org LOCATION:  Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity, Brooklyn NY

Sept. 16-23rd  BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL featuring NICK BRUEL, RUTH CHAN, RAUL COLON, JERRY CRAFT, VASHTI HARRISON, YUKO KATAKAWA, GRACE LIN, OGE MORA, DANIEL NAYERI, JON SCIEZSKA, IBI ZOBOI and many, many more authors and illustrators.  
FREE and open to the public.  INFO: https://brooklynbookfestival.org LOCATION:  Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity, Brooklyn NY

Sept. 21  Sat. 2-4pm  BRONX LIBRARY CENTER presents OLIVE SENIOR LAURA JAMES, the author and the illustrator of Booonoonoonous Hair!  INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boonoonoonous-hair-with-olive-senior-laura-james-tickets-65001092016   LOCATION:  Bronx Library Center, 310 Kingsbridge Rd., The Bronx, NY

Sept. 22  Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH hosts the launch for LOUIE CHIN's Bodega Cat, the first book he has both written and illustratedINFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/pow-kids-book-launch-sunday-story-time-bodega-cat-by-louie-chin/ LOCATION: Powerhouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn NY 11215

Oct. 5  Sat. 10am-4pm CHAPPAQUA CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL.  The 7th Annual Bookfest will feature over 100 authors and illustrators, including TRACEY BAPTISTE, CARIN BERGER, PHIL BILDNER, STEPHANIE CALMENSON, BRIAN COLLIER, LESA CLINE-RANSOME, JERRY CRAFT, DAVID GORDON, EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY, HANNA STARK, MELISSA IWAI, JARRETT KROSOCZKA, KEVIN LEWIS, TORREY MALDONADO, FRAN MANUSHKIN, DENIS MARKELL, HOLLY MCGHEE, RICHARD MICHELSON, MIKE CURATOR, ROXIE MUNRO, JOHN PARRA, JERRY PINKNEY, ANNA RAFF, LORI RICHMOND, MARISABINA RUSSO, RUTH CHAN and so many more.  INFO: 914.253.5566, http://www.ccbfestival.org  LOCATION:  Bell Middle School, Chappaqua, NY 10515

Oct. 7  Tues. 7:30-9:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Laugh it Up! Why Humor in Children's Books is Essential, and How to Make Your Books Funnier with best-selling, award winning author MARVIN TERBAN.  INFO:  https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 W. 15th Street, NYC

Nov. 4  Mon. 6:30-8:30pm  SCBWI AGENTS PANEL: Free co-event for SCBWI Members and  New School Creative Writing Students with SEAN MCCARTHY, MARIETTA ZACKER (Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency) and LINDA EPSTEIN (Emerald City Literary Agency), moderated by HAROLD UNDERDOWN (www.underdown.org).  INFO:  Attendees MUST register and bring a ticket from SCBWI Metro NY website.  Non Members must purchase a ticket for the event:  https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ LOCATION: Auditorium at the New School, 66 W. 12th Street, NYC 10011

EXHIBITS (In order of closing date)

Nov. 14, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020 THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS presents THE ORIGINAL ART SHOW Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration. INFO: 212.838.2560, https://www.societyillustrators.org/exhibits/original-art-2019-exhibit   LOCATION: Society of Illustrators, 128 E. 63rd Street, NYC 10065

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: https://www.carlemuseum.org/content/current-exhibitions


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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