Sunday, March 26, 2017

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

2017

Mar. 25 Sat. 10am - 6pm 2017 NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE BIENNIAL Mar. 26 Sun. 11am COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE presents BRIAN FLOCA and his new book Princess Cora and the Crocodile.   INFO: 718.783.3075, http://www.communitybookstore.net/node/3146  LOCATION: 143 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn

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.  INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-cynthia-leonor-garza-author-of-lucia-the-luchadora/  LOCATION: PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Mar. 28 Tues. RESCHEDULED (Info to come): SCBWI presents Pixels to Platform: Marketing for Creative People with GABRIELA PEREIRA. Learn concrete steps for building an online brand.  INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ 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.

Mar. 29 Wed. 6:30pm THE NEW SCHOOL'S WRITING FOR CHILDREN FORUM AND YOUNG ADULT FORUM presents ROBIN PREISS GLASSER, illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books. The event will be moderated by author JACKIE HAHN. INFO:  https://events.newschool.edu/event/writing_for_children_forum_and_young_adults_forum_robin_preiss_glasser#.WMtjxhiZNPs  LOCATION: New School University Center, 63 Fifth Ave., Room UL104, NYC.

Mar. 31 Fri. 5pm BANK STREET BOOKS hosts ERIC VELASQUEZ. The award-winning author/illustrator will be the featured guest at Ciclo de Autores e iIlustradores Hispanoparlantes/Spanish Speaking authors and Illustrators Series at the Bank Street College Library. INFO: 212.678.1654, www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/authorillustrator-eric-velasquez-tells-stories-through-art  LOCATION: Bank Street Bookstore, 610 W. 112th St., NYC 10025

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. 4 Tues. SCBWI presents NOVEL WRITING: Soup to Nuts. A comprehensive overview of novel writing devices with an ey to making your novel shine with STACEY BARNEY, Senior Editor at Penguin/Putnam Books. Barney acquires middle grade, young adult and select nonfiction and picture books. INFO: http://nymetro.scbwi.org/upcoming-events/ 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.

Apr. 5 Wed. BAM presents EAT, DRINK & BE LITERARY with JAQUELINE WOODSON. The New York Times best-selling author of Brown Girl Dreaming, and author of more than two dozen books for young adults will talk with moderator Deborah Treisman.   
INFO: http://www.bam.org/literary/2017/jacqueline-woodson  LOCATION:

Apr. 7 Fri.  5:30-7pm BANK STREET LIBRARY introduces the 2017 Dorothy Carter, Writer-in-Residence, KAT YEH, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie, The Friendship, You’re Loveable to Me and The Magic Brush. She will guide 9/10s students on creative writing during the first two weeks of April 2017. Kat's books will be on sale by Bank Street Books. INFO: RSVP at https://writerinresidence.eventbrite.com      LOCATION: Bank Street College of Education, 610 W. 112th St., NYC 10025

Apr. 8  Sat. 8am-5pm  KWELI CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE with CYNTHIA LEITICH SMITH, JAVAKA STEPTOE, PAT CUMMINGS, FRANCISCO X. STORK, and TRACEY BAPTISTE. Honoring the legacy of Walter Dean Myers, the conference offers writers and illustrators of color an opportunity to attend panels and workshops on the craft and business of writing, as well as an opportunity to hear from top editors, agents and authors about launching a writer's career and to have manuscripts critiqued. Books will be available for sale and signing. INFO: 
http://www.kwelijournal.org/the-color-of-childrens-literature-conference/ LOCATION:  New York Times Conference Center, NYC

Apr. 9  Sun. 11:30am  POWERHOUSE ON 8TH welcomes BRETT HELQUIST, illustrator of  Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sport. INFO: 718.801.8375, http://powerhouseon8th.com/events/sunday-story-time-with-christopher-browne-author-and-illustrator-of-marlo/ LOCATION: PowerHouse on 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 on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue, Brooklyn 11215   

Apr. 29 Sat. 1-3pm 
BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes OLIVER JEFFERS in honor of Independent Bookstore Day.  INFO: http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=712
LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 W. 18th St., NYC 10011

Apr. 30 Sun. 11am BANK STREET BOOKS presents author and illustrator PETER REYNOLDS.  INFO: 212.678.1654, http://www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/peter-reynolds-presents LOCATION: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, NYC 10025


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

Apr. 30 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDER hosts an APRIL PICTURE BOOK BONANZA with  
KIRSTEN HALL (The Gold Leaf), MATT FORSYTHE (The Gold Leaf), FLORENCE MINOR (How to Be a Bigger Bunny), WENDELL MINOR (How to Be a Bigger Bunny), and DAVID McPHAIL (I Promise). INFO: 212.989.3270, http://www.booksofwonder.com/event.php?id=714  LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 W. 18th St., NYC 10011

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.  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. 

May 13  Sat. 10:30am BANK STREET LIBRARY welcomes KATE MCMULLAN
, with her new book Mama's Kisses.  INFO: http://www.bankstreetbooks.com/event/mamas-kisses-kate-mcmullan     LOCATION: Bank Street College of Education, 610 W. 112th St., NYC 10025

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. 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. 


Jul. 7-10 SCBWI 2017 SUMMER CONFERENCE.  INFO:  LOCATION: JW Marriott, L.A. CA



EXHIBITS (In order of closing Date)

Feb. 12 - Jun. 4, 2017  THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART presents IT'S ME, ELOISE: The Voice of Kay Thompson and the Art of Hilary Knight, including 90 artworks from the Eloise collaborations.   INFO: 413.559.6300http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/current-exhibitions 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 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