Sunday, January 15, 2017

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

2017

Jan. 15  Sun. 2-5pm CBIG (CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS GROUP) presents NEIL SWAAB (neilswaab.com), illustrator, art director, writer who specializes in illustrating and designing book covers and interiors for MG/YA books, comics and editorial illustration. He also creates humorous writing for publishing, TV and film. INFO: Admission & Membership: www.cbig-nyc.com  LOCATION: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave., 16th Floor, Room 16K, NYC 10018 (between 36th & 37th Street).

Jan. 21 Sat. 11:30am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes BETSY LEWIN. The award-winning illustrator presents her book Click, Clack, Surprise!  INFO: 718.246.0200,   http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-betsy-lewin  LOCATION: GreenLight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217


Jan. 21 Sat. 1:30am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes BETSY LEWIN. The award-winning illustrator presents her book Click, Clack, Surprise!  INFO: 718.246.0200,   http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-betsy-lewin-0  LOCATION: GreenLight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11225

Jan. 21 Sat. 2-4pm SCBWI presents MISSING THE MIDDLE GRADE MARK: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. ALISON WEISSEditor at Sky Pony Press, will cover the basics that make agents and editors balk, and how you to avoid them. Time will be reserved for a Q&A period to ensure that attendees have an opportunity to air and share the issues they are struggling with in their own middle grade projects. INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/  LOCATION: First Baptist Church, White Plains, NY


Jan. 22 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presentFIONA ROBINSON, author of Ada's Ideas.   INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-fiona-robinson-author-of-adas-ideas/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn 11215

Jan. 22 Sun. 1-3pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes STEVE LIGHT with his latest picture book Lucky Lazlo. INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=669  LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 West 18th Street, NYC 10011

Jan. 27 Fri. 5-7pm BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION presents ANGELA DOMINGUEZ, the two-time Pura Belpre winning author/illustrator who will speak in Spanish about her work. INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spanish-speaking-authors-and-illustrators-seriesciclo-de-autores-e-ilustradores-hispanoparlantes-tickets-29495060520    LOCATION: Bank Street College of Education Library, Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street, NYC 10025

Jan. 28 Sat. 11:30am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes JAVAKA STEPTOE.  His new book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat tells the story of the famed painter who became a cultural phenomenon in the art world of the 1980s.  INFO: 718.246.0200,   http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-javaka-steptoe  LOCATION: GreenLight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

Jan. 28 Sat. 1:30am  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE welcomes BETSY LEWIN. His new book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat tells the story of the famed painter who became a cultural phenomenon in the art world of the 1980s.  INFO: 718.246.0200,  http://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/story-time-javaka-steptoe-0 LOCATION: GreenLight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11225

Jan. 29 Sun. 11:30am POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presentKAMLA MILLWOOD, author of Peach the Duck.   INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-kamla-millwood-author-of-peach-the-duck/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., Brooklyn 11215

Jan. 29 Sun. 2pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes ERIN MCGILL with her latest picture book I Do Not Like Al's Hat. INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=675  LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 West 18th Street, NYC 10011

Feb. 5  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents JESSICA OLIEN, author/illustrator of Shark Detective and The Blobfish Book. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-jessica-olien-author-of-adrift/ LOCATION: PowerHouse ofn 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Feb. 10-12  SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE.  Conference keynote speakers include BRYAN COLLIER, TAHEREH MAFI and SARA PENNYPACKER. Featured at the conference: panels, breakout sessions with an acclaimed faculty of editors, agents and art directors, optional Friday intensives for writers and illustrators, the Portfolio Showcase and a networking gala. INFO:  http://www.scbwi.org/annual-conferences/  LOCATION: Grand Hyatt New York, East 42nd St., NYC

Feb. 18 Sat. 1-3pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes AME DYCKMAN & JESSIE SIMA for a double book launch of Ame's You Don't Want a Unicorn and Jessie's Not Quite Narwhal. INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=672 LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 West 18th Street, NYC 10011

Feb. 26  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH presents LORI RICHMOND, author/illustrator of Pax and Blue Lori is also author and illustrator of the forthcoming Bunny’s Staycation (Scholastic) and illustrator of several other picture books. Visit her 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. 3-4  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)


Nov. 6 - Jan. 15, 2017 BEYOND THE PAGE, in conjunction with the 27TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATION CELEBRATION, is an exhibition of work done by top illustrators in between working on their children's books. INFO: 413.586.3964, http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101402843965&ca=5b9b270e-9e2f-46dc-9bbe-2245ab7d8b82  LOCATION: R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060

Nov. 16-Jan. 31, 2017  BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY presents THE SHAPE OF SOUND: The Picture Book Art of Sean Qualls.  This exhibition spans work from the award winning, Brooklyn-based artist’s earliest published book to his most recent ones, including collaborations with his wife Selina Alko. Featured books include Before John Was a Jazz Giant, Freedom SongThe Case for Loving, and others. He has illustrated a number of highly acclaimed books for children,including Giant Steps to Change The World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis-Lee, Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison and her son Slade, and Before John Was a Jazz Giant, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor.  Also included are book dummies and sketches from various project stages. INFO: www.bklynlibrary.org/events/exhibitions/shape-sound-picture-book   LOCATION: Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11238 


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