Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

2018

Feb. 24 Sat. 1pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents TED & BETSY LEWIN + DANA WULFEKOTT for SCBWI'S BACK2BACK PROGRAM. Veteran children's book creators pair monthly with newcomers in the industry to read, sketch and autograph their books.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Feb. 25 Sun.  11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents LORI RICHMOND author and illustrator of Mama's Business Trip Bunny's Staycation. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-lori-richmond-author-of-bunnys-staycation/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215

Feb. 25 Sun. 1pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents DIANE DILLON.  The Caldecott Medal winning illustrator and author will present her new book, I Can Be Anything, Don't Tell Me I Can't.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Feb. 27 Tues. 6:30-8pm  WRITING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS FORUM: Leonard Marcus. The author of over 20 books on children's literature will be in conversation with moderator Caron Levis, faculty, Creative Writing Program. FREE.  INFO: https://events.newschool.edu/event/writing_for_children_young_adults_forum_leonard_marcus_9800#.WodGGGaZOnc   LOCATION: New School University, Klein Conference Room, Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, NYC 10011

Mar. 1 Thurs. 6-9pm  SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS OPENING RECEPTION for MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. Nate Powell's original art from the landmark graphic novel co-written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin will be on exhibit. Suggested Donation: $10.  INFO: 212.838.2560    LOCATION: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd St., NYC 

Mar. 3 Sat. 9:45am-3:30pm  BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY presents A FREE SYMPOSIUM FOR WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS. Aspiring children's book writers and illustrators ages 18-24 are invited to attend a free symposium with esteemed industry professionals focused on diversity, craft, business and careers. Speakers include DHONIELLE CLAYTON, PAT CUMMINGS, ARAM KIM, LAURENT LINN, JASON LOW, NANCY MERCADO, SEAN QUALLS and more. The all-day event will include panel discussions, art and writing workshops, breakout sessions, and opportunities for portfolio reviews, exhibitions and awards. Plus, free lunch! REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
INFO: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/storymakers-symposium-central-library-info-030318  LOCATION: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Info Commons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11238

Mar. 3  Sat. 11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC hosts DAVID WEINSTONE, the popular children's musician and creator of the Music for Aardvarks program, with his new book All My Friends Are Fast Asleep.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Mar. 4  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents DANIEL SALMIERI author and illustrator of Bear and Wolf. INFO: 718.801.8375, powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-daniel-salmieri-author-illustrator-of-bear-and-wolf/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215 

Mar. 10 Sat. 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDERS hosts JESSIE SIMA.  The author/illustrator of Not Quite Narwhal launches her new book Harriet Gets Carried Away. INFO: 212.989.3270, http://booksofwonder.com/harrietgetscarriedaway.aspx  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Mar. 11 Sun. 11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents ABBY HANLON, with her new book Dory Fantasmagory.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Mar. 11  Sun. 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDERS welcomes STEVE LIGHT for the launch of his new book Black Bird Yellow Sun. School Library Journal gave a starred review to the book it calls "A delightful journey through a day filled with bright exciting colors...Adventurous and exciting...an excellent board book and a first purchase."
INFO: 212.989.3270, http://booksofwonder.com/SundayMarch11th1-3pmatour18thStStoreLAUNCHPARTYforBlackBirdY.aspx  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Mar. 11 Sun. 5-7:30pm STORIES BOOKSHOP + STORYTELLING LAB in collaboration with the BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY welcomes CHELSEA CLINTON in conversation with illustrator ALEXANDRA BOIGER and editor JILL SANTOPOLO discussing She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History. TICKETS: $12.50-$40.  INFO: 718.369.1167, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-chelsea-clinton-she-persisted-around-the-world-tickets-42699891525?aff=es2 LOCATION:  Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn 11238

Mar. 13 Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Landing a Literary Agent: Advice from Agent/Client. Literary agent ALEXANDER SLATER (Trident Media Group) and JODI KENDALL, author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City will discuss the querying process and offer tips and resources for aspiring kid lit authors.   INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society,138 West 5th Street, NYC

Mar. 21 Wed. 6-8pm BOOKS OF WONDERS presents ANDREW WEINER for the launch of Down by the River.  
INFO: 212.989.3270, http://booksofwonder.com/wednesdaymarch21st6-8pmatour18thststorelaunchpartyfordownbytheriverbyandrewweiner.aspx  LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Mar. 24 Sat. 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDERS hosts MARCH PICTURE BOOK BONANZA with BRENDAN WENZEL (Hello, Hello) and DIANE DILLON (I Can Be Anything. Don't Tell Me I Can't).  INFO: 212.989.3270, http://booksofwonder.com/saturdaymarch24th1-3pmatour18thststoremarchpicturebookbonanza.aspx LOCATION: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, NYC

Mar. 25 Sun. 11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents BRENDAN WENZEL. the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat! will read and autograph his new book Hello, Hello.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Mar. 25 Sun. 1pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents ROXIE MUNRO + KRISTY CALDWELL for SCBWI'S BACK2BACK PROGRAM. Veteran children's book creators pair monthly with newcomers in the industry to read, sketch and autograph their books.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Apr. 7  Sat.  8am - 6pm  KWELI THE COLOR OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE.
Top editors, agents, authors & illustrators in the children's publishing world gather to  network and discuss the industry. Manuscript reviews and portfolio critiques available from editors such as PHOEBE YEH, CHERYL HUDSON, TIFFANY LIAO, GRACE KENDALL and others.  INFO:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef4aytlfc2d4f321&oseq=&c=&ch=   LOCATION:  The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10016

Apr. 10 Tues. 7:30pm  SCBWI PROFESSIONAL SERIES: Spring into Magazine Writing for Children with author KAREN DELLECAVA and writer and editor EMILY GOODMAN will give a crash course on how to write for magazinesINFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: Anthroposophical Society,138 West 5th Street, NYC

Apr. 14  Sat. 1pm  BOOKS ARE MAGIC welcomes SOPHIE BLACKALL with her new book Hello Lighthouse. INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

Apr. 21-22  LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Apr. 28 Sat. 1pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents STEVE LIGHT + VESPER STAMPER for SCBWI'S BACK2BACK PROGRAM. Veteran children's book creators pair monthly with newcomers in the industry to read, sketch and autograph their books.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

May 5 Sat. 10am-3pm  THE HUDSON BOOK FESTIVAL a free public book event featuring KWAME ALEXANDER and many other authors and illustrators. INFO:   http://hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com   LOCATION: Hudson Book Festival, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson NY 12534

May 12 Sat. 1pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents FLOYD COOPER + JACKIE AZUA KRAMER for SCBWI'S BACK2BACK PROGRAM. Veteran children's book creators pair monthly with newcomers in the industry to read, sketch and autograph their books.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn 11231

May 30 - Jun. 1  BOOKEXPO 2018 offers a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles.  INFO: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com  LOCATION: Javits Center, NYC

May 30-Jun. 1   BOOK EXPO 2018.  Book creators, publishers, industry professionals, booksellers, librarians, distributors and book lovers come together to share trends and innovations in book publishing.  INFO:  http://www.bookexpoamerica.com  LOCATION: JAVITTS CENTER, NYC


Jun. 2 & 3  BOOK CON 2018. Storytelling and pop culture collide, with authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content on hand for presentations and exhibits. More info to come. Scheduled speakers include JASON REYNOLDS and TAYE DIGGS. INFO:  LOCATION:  Javits Center, NYC

Sept. 1  NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL  Washington, D.C.

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: 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/

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 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

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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