Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

2019

Mar. 23 Sat. 11am BOOKS ARE MAGIC presents EVA BYRNE author/illustrator of Along Came Coco.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Apr. 1 Mon. 7:30pm BOOKS ARE MAGIC hosts PAT CUMMINGS for the launch of her debut middle grade novel Trace.  INFO: 718.246.2665, https://www.booksaremagic.net/?q=h.calevents  LOCATION: Books are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Apr. 5-6 Fri. & Sat. KWELI: THE COLOR OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE. For their 10th anniversary year, the conference honors Walter Dean Myers' legacy and brings together Indigenous and POC writers and illustrators to learn from and network with professionals in the industry. Faculty includes DR. RUDINE SIMS BISHOP, VANESSA BRANTLEY-NEWTON, PAT CUMMINGS, ADRIANA DOMINGUEZ, RITA WILLIAMS GARCIA, CHERYL & WADE HUDSON, CHERYL KLEIN, E.B. LEWIS, TIFFANY LIAO, RAFAEL LOPEZ, JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL, TONY MEDINA, NAMRATA TRIPATHI, RENEE WATSON, JACQUELINE WOODSON, PHOEBE YEH, MARIETTA ZACKER and many others.
INFO: editors@kwelijournal.org, www.kwelijournal.org/the-color-of-childrens-literature-conference-3/ LOCATION: The Graduate Center, City University of NY, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street, NYC

Apr. 6 Sat. 1-3pm  BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes LISA ANCHIN for the launch of her debut, author-illustrated picture book, The Little Green Girl. INFO:  LOCATION:

Apr. 27 Sat. 10:30am BANK STREET BOOKS welcomes AMALIA HOFFMAN with her new book Astro Pea.  INFO: 212.678.1654, https://www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/astro-pea-interactive-story-time  LOCATION: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway (at W. 107th St.), NYC 10025

May 4 Sat. 10am - 3pm HUDSON CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL featuring JERRY CRAFT, DIANE DEGROAT, JACT GANTOS, NIKKI GRIMES, BRIAN LIES, TORREY MALDONADO, RICH MICHELSON, FLORENCE MINOR, WENDELL MINOR, MATT PHELAN, ANNA RAFF, JAMES RANSOME, SIMON SEYMOUR, VESPER STAMPER, HUDSON TALBOTT, BRENDAN WENZEL, JANE YOLEN, SALINA YOON, ELIZABETH ZUNON and many, many more authors and illustrators. INFO:  https://hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com  LOCATION: Hudson Children's Book Festival, 215 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 

May 4 Sat. 11am-7pm BRONX BOOK FAIR is the borough’s premiere literary event and features a variety of  diverse literary voices. Included are literary presentations, readings, workshops, book discussions and panels. Special programs for children and families will also be available.  INFO: https://bronxbookfair.com, bronxbookfair@gmail.com  LOCATION: Bronx Book Fair, Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458

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

EXHIBITS (In order of closing date)
Through Mar. 24, 2019  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR TURNS 50.  INFO: 413.559.6300, https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs/childhood-classics  LOCATION:  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

Through Apr. 21, 2019  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents ILLUSTRATED OWLS: A Who's Hoo from the Museum's Vault.  INFO: 413.559.6300, https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs/childhood-classics  LOCATION:  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

Feb. 10-May 26, 2019  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents OUT OF THE BOX: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age.  INFO: 413.559.6300, https://www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/exhibits-and-programs/childhood-classics  LOCATION:  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst MA 01002

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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