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September 2014
$146

Writing Picture Books for Children class begins at CCAE

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education,
56 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Do you love children’s picture books? Have you always wanted to write one? In this course we will examine the various types of picture books: fiction, nonfiction, board books for the very young, and storybooks for older kids. Each student will be encouraged to write and revise at least one manuscript. We will also discuss the business of children’s publishing and how to break into print in today’s competitive marketplace. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. Limited to 12. Instructor:…

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Writing Fiction for Young Adults class begins at CCAE

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education,
42 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Have you always wanted to write for children? Or have hits like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games got you fired up to write for older kids or teens? In this course, we’ll look at the children’s book industry and learn what it takes to create a great novel that kids of all ages will love. Topics will include creating characters, building a plot, and motivating yourself to either get going or push through to the end! In addition, we’ll…

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Kathy Caple at the Parlin Library

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Parlin Library,
410 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 United States
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Author/illustrator Kathy Caple will read, discuss, and sign her latest book on Monday, September 22nd, at 6:30 pm at the Parlin Library, 410 Broadway, Everett. A Night at the Zoo has just been published by Holiday House in their I Like to Read series. Because it is meant to be read by the youngest of readers, her challenge was to create an engaging story with a very limited vocabulary. How does she accomplish this? Kathy will talk about her creative…

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka at the Newton Free Library

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newton Free Library,
330 Homer St., Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the Lunch Lady series. Jarrett will be at the Newton Free Library talking about writing and illustrating his graphic novels. Serving justice . . . and lunch! Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy…

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Ways to Live Forever movie screening

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Somerville Theatre,
55 Davis Sq., Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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In an effort to help fight childhood cancer, company World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation has recently released the international award-winning family film Ways to Live Forever, which debuted to enthusiastic US audiences last year. Based on British author Sally Nicholls’s best-selling novel, the story centers on Sam, a spunky 12-year-old leukemia patient, and his best friend/fellow-patient, Felix. Together, they set out to achieve their dreams and despite dealing with illness, learn some positive lessons about family, friends, and the oddities…

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Julie Berry at the Maynard Public Library

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maynard Public Library,
77 Nason St., Maynard, MA 01754 United States
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Please join us at the Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason Street, Maynard, MA at 7:00 p.m. on the release date for The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place to celebrate its launch. Hosted by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library. Books provided for sale by Porter Square Books. This farcical middle grade murder mystery is suited for ages 10 and up. View the new animated trailer here.

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Mike Lupica at Odyssey Bookshop

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Hustle down to the Odyssey Bookshop and get your game on with Mike Lupica, New York Times Bestselling author and sports writer. Hear from the man himself as he reads from his latest book, Fantasy League. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team, and Million-Dollar Throw comes a story of every football kid’s dream come true. 12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school’s football team,…

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Julie Berry at the Framingham Barnes & Noble

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Framingham Barnes & Noble,
1 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Celebrate the publication of Julie Berry’s new Victorian murder mystery, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, and the paperback release of  All the Truth That’s in Me, an 1800s period romance novel about a mute girl and the boy she’s fallen for, on September 25 at 7:00 pm.

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The Boxtrolls opens

September 26
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Boston Teen Author Festival

September 27 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The Boston Teen Author Festival is bringing YA to Boston! We aim to unite the best of young adult authors with their fans, old and new. Writing Workshop 9:45-10:30 “Finding Your Writing Voice” led by Lori Goldstein and Mackenzi Lee Signup in advance is required; please email BTAFworkshop@gmail.com with your interest and your party number Doors Open 10:45 Introduction 11:15 Meet the Authors! 11:30-12:15 A rapid-fire session where each author gets roughly one minute to introduce themselves and their book.…

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