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April 2015
$100

Sources of Inspiration: History Through the Arts & the Lives of Artists conference at the JFK Library

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum,
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 United States
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The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum are pleased to announce a conference for teachers and librarians of grades 3-8 on April 1, 2015. The conference builds on John F. Kennedy’s eloquent advocacy for the arts. He asked two renowned artists — poet Robert Frost and singer Marian Anderson — to participate in his inauguration, and honored many others during his presidency. John and Jacqueline Kennedy made the White House a…

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$175/members; $225/nonmembers

“Develop Your Craft” course begins at The Writers’ Loft

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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free with museum admission

“The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs” exhibition opens at The Carle Museum

April 7
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents “The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs” on view April 7 through August 30, 2015. The exhibition highlights the wings, stings, and crawling things that have appeared in Carle’s art throughout his career, from advertisements created in the late 1960s to familiar picture book favorites such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug. Exhibit-related programs include a community art project and a Children’s Book Festival on…

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$140/members, $165/nonmembers

Outlawed: The Naked Truth about Censored Literature for Young People conference at Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature

April 10 - April 12
Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Henry Madden Library at CSU Fresno,
5200 North Barton Avenue, M/S ML34, Fresno, CA 93740-8014 United States
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The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in the Madden Library at Fresno State is conducting an exciting new conference on censorship! “Outlawed: The Naked Truth about Censored Literature for Young People” held April 10-12, 2015, will feature some of children’s literature’s best and brightest stars: Jacqueline Woodson, Lesléa Newman, Matt de la Peña, Leonard Marcus, Margarita Engle, Michael Cart plus nearly 35 panel presenters from across the United States and abroad. We will examine censorship in…

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$64/individual; $40/

“What’s New in Children’s Books?” half-day conference at Lesley University

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Wondermore for a morning conference on “What’s New in Children’s Books?”: 8:30am – Coffee, refreshments, registration 9:00am -12:30pm – Program, book sales and signing NEW location: Sherrill Library Building, Room 350 Lesley University, Brattle Campus Click here for map and here to register. The Foundation for Children’s Books is now Wondermore! We will continue to educate and inspire teachers, librarians, and other children’s book lovers at our “What’s New in Children’s Books? ” events. These twice-yearly events are informal, fun…

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$290/members; $340/nonmembers

New England SCBWI Conference 2015: Think Outside the Crayon Box!

April 24 - April 26
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place,
One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144 United States
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FRIDAY April 24, 2015 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Conference Bookstore Open 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Assigned Agent Quick Query Meetings and Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques with Application (Please pre-register for these events) NOTE:  Friday afternoon’s Pitch Critiques (2-4:30pm), Block-A Workshop Intensives (2-4pm), #AskAMentor (3-5pm), Book Marketing Meet-Up (4:30-5:00pm), Agent/Editor Panel (4:30-5:30pm), and Conference Orientation (4:10-4:30pm) may overlap. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Block-A Workshops…

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Simmons College Graduate Study in Children’s Literature at The Carle: Information Session

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join us for an Information Session to learn about graduate programs in children’s literature offered through Simmons College at The Carle. Each program encourages a rigorous study of children’s books with an emphasis on historical and critical analysis. Non-degree students are welcome to apply for specific classes. Email childrensliterature@simmons.edu for more information.

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$21.25/members; $25/members

Jerry Pinkney’s Special Educator Workshop: “The Illustrator’s Eye, Real and Imagined”

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Using a slideshow, readings, and a drawing demonstration, Jerry Pinkney will discuss the decisions leading up to developing a book project, the ways in which he finds his own vision, and how he develops a fuller understanding of his subjects. A slideshow of images will include details about Jerry’s art-making process, from rough thumbnail sketches to drawings in progress, and from dummy books to final art. Registration required. Space is limited. See The Carle’s Workshops for Adults & Educators page to…

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Jerry Pinkney’s BERL Lecture at The Carle

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Caldecott award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney will provide insights into his artistic process and discuss his life and inspirations in: “Art as a Manuscript” on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. His talk is part of the annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture Series and is free with Museum admission. The BERL series features the country’s preeminent scholars, book collectors, researchers, editors, authors, and illustrators in the field of children’s literature.…

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Lance Rubin at Framingham Barnes & Noble

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Framingham Barnes & Noble,
1 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Join the Framingham Barnes & Noble for a signing with Denton Little’s Deathdate author Lance Rubin.

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