Monday, April 24, 2017

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

2017  

Apr. 25  Tues. 6:30pm SCBWI METRO MIXER.  Meet fellow writers, illustrators and fans of kid lit and hear from chapter volunteers about the latest news and opportunities that SCBWI has to offer this spring.  INFO: https://nymetro.scbwi.org/events/metro-mixer/  LOCATION: David's Tea, 1124 Third Ave. (65th-66th Sts.), NYC 10065

Apr. 28, 29 LitFest KC presents SOPHIE BLACKALL, NINA CREWS, SHANE EVANS, JOHN BEMELMANS MARCIANO, JON SCIESZKA, BRIAN SELZNICK and JAVAKA STEPTOE, 2017 Caldecott medalist at their first annual children's book event. The conference is sold out with only waitlist and Authors Dinner tickets still available.
INFO: 816.492.7915, https://www.litfestkc.org  LOCATION: Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

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 4pm BOOKS OF WONDER welcomes RUTH CHAN for a launch party for her new picture book Georgie's Best Bad Day, the latest adventures from the adorable gang in Where's the Party?  INFO: 212.989.3270, http://booksofwonder.com/sundayapril30th4-600pmlaunchpartyforgeorgiesbestbaddaybyruthchan.aspx  LOCATION: Books of Wonder. 18 W. 18th St., NYC 10011

Apr. 30 1-3pm BOOKS OF WONDER hosts an APRIL PICTURE BOOK BONANZA III with  
KIRSTEN HALL (The Gold Leaf), MATT FORSYTHE (The Gold Leaf), DEBORAH FREEDMAN (This House, Once), PETER REYNOLDS (Happy Dreamer),  BRIAN FLOCA (Princess Cora and the Crocodile), 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 46TH ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE with KWAME ALEXANDER, LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON, VANESSA BRANTLEY NEWTON, SEAN QUALLS, RUTA SEPETYS, KIM TURRISI, JAVAKA STEPTOE, RAUL COLON, LEUYEN PHAM, MARVIN TERBAN, KAT YEH, ARTHUR LEVINE, NANCY PAULSEN, ALEXANDRA PENFOLD and many more. INFO:  https://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/  
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