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November 2014

Exhibition “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” Opens at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

November 20
The Contemporary Jewish Museum,
736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This holiday season, The Contemporary Jewish Museum continues its tradition of presenting family-friendly exhibitions that explore the work of beloved children’s book illustrators with “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch.” J. Otto Seibold, a mostly self-taught Bay Area artist, is one of America’s most influential creators of children’s books. Born and raised in the East Bay, where he still resides, his offbeat and wacky Mr. Lunch books (written with Vivian Walsh) were the first children’s books designed using computer software.…

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$110.00/members; $130/non-members

Young Adult Writing: Finding and Developing Your Ideas class at Grub Street

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The Young Adult literature category is a hot market. So where can you get ideas for YA stories? This six-hour generative seminar for beginners to experienced writers of YA fiction will introduce techniques for gathering YA story ideas and developing them into creative works of powerful fiction. We’ll first zoom in specifically on situations as YA story seeds, and with situation plotting exercises, we’ll brainstorm, write, and discuss our plot ideas. We’ll then work with other categories of seeds such…

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Michael Lewis at the Burlington Barnes & Noble

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Join the Burlington Barnes & Noble for a special storytime with Michael Lewis, author of The Great Pirate Christmas Battle.

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Gregory Maguire at Odyssey Bookshop

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Odyssey Books is excited to welcome the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked, Gregory Maguire! He will be reading from his latest book, Egg & Spoon. About Egg & Spoon: An imprisoned monk narrates this fabulist tale from Maguire, which draws inspiration from Russian folklore, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, while incorporating a modern thread about the threat of climate change. On her way to be presented to the Tsar’s godson,…

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$110.00/members; $130/non-members

Guided Writing Intensive for Middle Grade and Young Adult Writers at Grub Street

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Recharge yourself. You have a partially completed middle grade or young adult novel, and you’ve stalled somewhere in the murky middle. Come in for a day of guided writing that will allow you to reclaim the joyfulness of the creative process. In the beginning of the seminar, we will use “limbering up” exercises that enable you to experiment in different genres of children’s literature. We will then write in response to prompts that seek to engage you more deeply with…

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Eileen Christelow at the Holyoke Barnes & Noble

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holyoke Barnes & Noble,
7 Holyoke St., Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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Join author Eileen Christelow as she greets fans and signs copies of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 25th Anniversary Edition.

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$6/general; $5/members

Tico and the Golden Wings and Geraldine, the Music Mouse at The Carle Museum

November 22 @ 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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Picture Book Theatre Presents Tico and The Golden Wings and Geraldine The Music Mouse by Leo Lionni! See Leo Lionni’s stories come to life with puppets and young dancers. Directed by Therese Brady Donohue, 2008 winner of the MCC’s Gold Star Award. Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic reproductions of picture book illustrations through puppets, dance, costumes, and masks, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation of illustrators’ techniques. www.picturebooktheatre.com. Ticket price is $6 (members…

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Ben Clanton at the Burlington Barnes & Noble

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Join the Burlington Barnes & Noble for a special storytime with Ben Clanton, author of Rex Wrecks It!

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$6/general; $5/members

Tico and the Golden Wings and Geraldine, the Music Mouse at The Carle Museum

November 28 @ 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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Picture Book Theatre Presents Tico and The Golden Wings and Geraldine The Music Mouse by Leo Lionni! See Leo Lionni’s stories come to life with puppets and young dancers. Directed by Therese Brady Donohue, 2008 winner of the MCC’s Gold Star Award. Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic reproductions of picture book illustrations through puppets, dance, costumes, and masks, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation of illustrators’ techniques. www.picturebooktheatre.com. Ticket price is $6 (members…

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$6/general; $5/members

Tico and the Golden Wings and Geraldine, the Music Mouse at The Carle Museum

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Picture Book Theatre Presents Tico and The Golden Wings and Geraldine The Music Mouse by Leo Lionni! See Leo Lionni’s stories come to life with puppets and young dancers. Directed by Therese Brady Donohue, 2008 winner of the MCC’s Gold Star Award. Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic reproductions of picture book illustrations through puppets, dance, costumes, and masks, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation of illustrators’ techniques. www.picturebooktheatre.com. Ticket price is $6 (members…

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