Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

2020

Jan. 25 Sat. 11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC welcomes PAT CUMMINGS with her new picture book Where is Mommy?  INFO: 718.246.2665,   https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Jan. 26 Sun. 10:30am STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB welcomes VASHTI HARRISON with her newest picture book Sulwe. INFO:  718.369.1167, https://www.facebook.com/events/1367095170140129/ LOCATION: Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

Jan. 26  Sun. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents MICHELE WONG MCSWEEN with her new book Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New YearINFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-michele-wong-mcsween-3   LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

Jan. 28  Tues. 6-8pm BOOKS OF WONDER presents LINDA ELOVITZ MARSHALL for the launch of her new book Saving the Countryside, The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. INFO: 212.989.1804, https://booksofwonder.com/blogs/upcoming/launch-event-for-saving-the-countryside-by-linda-marshall LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 217 West 84th St., NYC 10024

Jan. 31 Fri.  6-8pm BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes HANNAH SALYER for the launch of her gorgeous debut picture book Packs: Strength in Numbers. INFO: 212.989.3270, https://booksofwonder.com/blogs/upcoming/launch-party-for-packs-strength-in-numbers-by-hannah-salyer LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., NYC 10011 

Feb. 1 Sat. 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDER hosts a February Picture Book Bonanza with DAN SANTAT, KATRINA MOORE and KEVIN MALLARD. INFO: 212.989.3270, https://booksofwonder.com/blogs/upcoming/february-picture-book-bonanza LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., NYC 10011 

Feb. 1 Sat. 1-4pm  28TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR features award-winning authors and illustrator, reading and autographing their books. On hand will be DERRICK BARNES, TRACEY BAPTISTE, TONYA BOLDEN, PAT CUMMINGS, FLOYD COOPER, NINA CREWS, VASHTI HARRISON, EB LEWIS, KELLY STARLING LYONS, TORREY MALDONADO, JERRY PINKNEY, OLUGBEMISOLA RHUDAY-PERKOVICH, ERIC VELASQUEZ, RENEE WATSON, CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD, and many, many more. FREE ADMISSION.  INFO: 215.878.BOOK, theafricanamericanchildrensbookproject.org  LOCATION: Community College of Philadelphia (The Gymnasium), Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. (Snow date: Saturday, Feb. 8th)

Feb. 2  Sun. 10:30am STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB presents HANNAH SALYER with her debut picture book Packs: Strength in NumbersINFO:  718.369.1167, https://www.facebook.com/events/163587888312854/ LOCATION: Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

Feb. 2  Sun. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents MEGAN REID with her debut picture book Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot-GirlINFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-megan-reid   LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

Feb. 2  Sun. 1:30pm GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents MEGAN REID with her debut picture book Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot-GirlINFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-megan-reid-0   LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Feb. 7-9 SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE with DERRICK BARNES, KATE MESSNER, JERRY PINKNEY, PETER BROWN, LESA CLINE-RANSOME, VASHTI HARRISON, LAURENT LINN, RAFAEL LOPEZ, WILLIAM LOW, CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL, LINDA SUE PARK, ALEXANDRA PENFOLD, SERGIO RUZZIER, JANE YOLEN and more notable writers, illustrators, editors, art directors and agents. INFO:  https://www.scbwi.org/events/21st-annual-scbwi-winter-conference-in-new-york-ny20/  LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, New York, 109 East 42nd Street, NYC 10017

Feb. 8 Sat. 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes ARTHUR YORINKS and SERGIO RUZZIER with their new picture book, One Mean Ant. INFO: 212.989.3270, https://booksofwonder.com/blogs/upcoming/launch-event-for-one-mean-ant-by-arthur-yorkins LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., NYC 10011 

Feb. 9  Sun. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents KEVIN NOBLE MAILLARD reading his picture book Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. INFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-kevin-noble-maillard LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

Feb. 9 1-3pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes CHRIS GRABENSTEIN for the launch of his new book No More Naps!. INFO: 212.989.1804, https://booksofwonder.com/blogs/upcoming/launch-party-for-no-more-naps-for-chris-grabenstein LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 217 West 84th St., NYC 10024

Feb. 16  Sun. 11:30am GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents RACHEL BRIAN with her new book Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOUINFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-rachel-brian  LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

Feb. 16  Sun. 1:30pm GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE presents RACHEL BRIAN with her nebook Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOUINFO: 718.246.0200, https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-rachel-brian-0 LOCATION: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Tues. 7:30-9:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Writing Complex and Shifting Emotions of Characters in MG and YA Fiction with JESSICA DANDINO GARRISONExecutive Editor at Dial Books for Young Readers INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society, 138 W. 15th Street, NYC 10011  TICKETS: $20 Members/$30 Non-Members, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-series-writing-the-complex-and-shifting-emotions-of-characters-in-mg-and-ya-fiction-tickets-73300847809

Mar. 18-22 VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK featuring VASHTI HARRISON, JACQUELINE WOODSON and others. INFO:  https://www.vabook.org  LOCATION:  Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 26-29  NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE held every two years features panels, readings, roundtable discussions and educational seminars.   INFO:  https://centerforblackliterature.com/nbwc/ LOCATION:  Brooklyn, NY

Mar. 30-Apr. 2  BOLOGNA BOOK FAIRthe most important international get-together for professionals involved in children's publishing.    INFO: http://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/home/878.html  LOCATION: Bologna, Italy

Apr. 3 & 4,  Fri. & Sat. KWELI: THE COLOR OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE. For its 10 Anniversary the conference will feature LINDA SUE PARK, VANESSA BRANTLEY NEWTON, RAUL THE THIRD, IBI ZOBOI, NIKKI GRIMES, MINH LE, TRACI SORELL and many other authors and illustrators. The conference will feature panels, workshops and presentations along with critiques by top editors and agents. INFO: http://www.kwelijournal.org/the-color-of-childrens-literature-conference-2  LOCATION:  Barnard College, 3009 Broadway (at 117th Street), NYC 10027

Apr. 18-19 LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS  Los Angeles, CA  INFO: LOCATION: 

May 11 AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR  Baltimore, MD INFO: LOCATION: 

Jul. 18  HARLEM BOOK FAIR  Harlem, NY  INFO: LOCATION: 


EXHIBITS (In order of closing date)



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  12th 10011
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)  booksofwonder.com
212.989.1804 | 217 West 84th St. | NYC 10024  

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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