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March 2015
free/members; donation/nonmembers

Scribe & Snack Write-In at the Writers’ Loft

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Up your word count on Friday, March 6th from 10am-2pm during our Scribe & Snack Write-In. Drop in for all or part of the day to write. Take a break at noon to chat over bagged lunches (we’ll provide the tea and coffee). This edition will feature the Hopeful Spring Berries & Cream from Nancer Ballard. This event is open to all. Donation; members free.

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“Using Scrivener to Enhance Your Writing Process” craft chat at the Writers’ Loft

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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“Ins and Outs of Writing for Children” craft program at Odyssey Bookshop

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Four local authors who write for children and young adults talk about dreaming up the realistic, dark, and paranormal characters who inhabit their books. Come hear Corinne Demas, Jeff Mack, Dawn Metcalf, and Greg Ruth explain their approaches to voice, craft, research, and publishing in a panel discussion co-sponsored by Straw Dog Writers Guild and The Odyssey Bookshop. The following authors will appear on the Ins and Outs of Writing for Children panel: Dawn Metcalf writes dark, quirky, sometimes humorous…

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Matt Tavares at Book Ends Winchester

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Local author, illustrator, and baseball fan Matt Tavares returns to Book Ends to sign and talk about his newest picture book, Growing Up Pedro, about the famous Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. Candlewick Books, Matt’s publisher, is also offering a special promotion. A customer who purchases any of the titles from Matt’s baseball library (Zachary’s Ball, Becoming Babe Ruth, Henry Aaron’s Dream, Mudball, Oliver’s Game, There Goes Ted Williams, and Growing Up Pedro) between 2/10/15 and Opening Day (4/6/15) is…

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Linda Booth Sweeney at the Concord Bookshop

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Bookshop,
65 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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About When the Wind Blows Spring weather can be exciting! When wind chimes start singing and clouds race across the sky, one little guy knows just what to do — grab his kite! But as the kite soars, the wind picks up even more, and soon he and his grandma are chasing the runaway kite into town. As they pass swirling leaves, bobbing boats, and flapping scarves, breezes become gusts and the sky darkens. Rain is on the way! Can…

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Victoria Aveyard at Wellesley Books

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, a sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Come meet Aveyard and get one step closer to finding out. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University…

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Young Adult Book Group for Adults at Odyssey Bookshops

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Young Adult Book Group for Adults reads one paperback young adult book each month. The discussion will be lead by Hannah Moushabeck, the Odyssey’s children’s department’s director and Ann Childs, a children’s book reviewer for Kirkus Magazine. The club typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 6pm. Students welcome! March 12: Half Bad by Sally Green

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Victoria Aveyard at Odyssey Bookshop

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Celebrate author Victoria Aveyard’s deubt young adult novel Red Queen at the Odyssey Bookshop! Discover the world of Red Queen this March as you dress your best in RED, gorge on RED velvet cupcakes, and drink RED sparkling juice for this epic event. Join us for an author reading, signing and costume competition! Now a number-one New York Times Bestseller! Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical…

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“Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz” exhibit opens at The Carle

March 14
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 is pleased to present Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, a retrospective of the work of Caldecott award-winning artist Uri Shulevitz. Organized by Curator Emeritus Nick Clark in celebration of Shulevitz’s 80th year, the exhibition opens on March 14 and will comprise approximately 90 works surveying Shulevitz’s career as a picture-book artist as well as examples of his work in other fields. Support for this exhibition has been…

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Anna Staniszewski at Brookline Booksmith

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Special Kids event Robot Pajama Party! In Power Down, Little Robot, it’s time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn’t ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module. From a debut picture book author and the illustrator of Little Boo, this funny twist on a familiar nighttime routine will click with bedtime avoidance experts everywhere. Author Anna Staniszewski will appear in her “robot pajama finest,”…

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