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September 2014
$150/members; $200/non-members

Read YA like a Writer class with author AC Gaughen begins at The Writers’ Loft

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Most writers are tremendous readers — but how often do we get caught up in the plot and the romance and the TENSION! and forget that there are amazing lessons right in front of us? Each week, we’ll meet with one book to discuss and break down the elements of craft within, training our eye to critically appreciate. Participants will then move from a discussion to application of this to their own work with alternating writing or reflection time included…

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$55.00/members; $65.00/non-members

The Emotional Rollercoaster: Plotting the Young Adult Novel class at GrubStreet

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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What’s the first word you think of when you hear “teenager?” It begins with a D… Yes, DRAMA. Teenage drama, while tortuous to navigate as a teen or the parent of a teen, is rife with the stuff of good fiction. Teenagers are interesting. And dramatic. Which is, in part, why we’re seeing such a boom in the production of fiction for and about them. In this workshop we will: • quickly discuss the definition of young adult fiction, breaking…

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Jen Malone at Melrose Public Library

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melrose Public Library Children’s Room,
69 W. Emerson St. , Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Jen Malone has published her first novel and you’re invited to help us celebrate! Bring the kids!! Jen will read from her new book, At Your Service (Simon & Schuster, 2104), and answer your questions — and then you will enter the world of twelve-year-old Chloe Turner, junior concierge at a fancy-schmantzy NYC hotel. You’ll create your own slam book, go on a scavenger hunt for pressed pennies, decorate cupcakes, and develop your dream itinerary. Sales of the book will…

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Gregory Maguire at the Walpole Barnes & Noble

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walpole Barnes & Noble,
Walpole Mall, 82 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA 02032 United States
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Author Gregory Maguire will celebrate the release of his new novel Egg and Spoon with a signing at the Walpole Barnes & Noble.

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$200/non-members; $150/members

Revise Your Novel class with author Erin Dionne begins at The Writers’ Loft

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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6 Thursdays, September 18-October 23, from 7-9pm at the Writers’ Loft. Congratulations! You’ve finished a novel! Or chapter book. Or picture book…or any book! Getting that draft on paper is a huge achievement. But you’re not done yet. Revision is a key element of creating a work of fiction: polishing, editing, and reviewing your work from an objective point of view is necessary to bring a manuscript to a professional level. Cost: $200 non-member, $150 Writers’ Loft member (Learn more…

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Sarah Brannen at The Concord Bookshop

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Bookshop,
65 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Author/illustrator Sarah S. Brannen will read, discuss, and sign her newest picture book Madame Martine at Concord Bookshop. Sarah S. Brannen has illustrated over fifteen books for children. She is the author and illustrator of Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008). Uncle Bobby’s Wedding has received extensive publicity since its publication; it was the eighth most-challenged book in the US in 2008. Sarah also illustrated Feathers: Not Just For Flying, a Junior Library Guild selection; At Home in…

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October 2014

Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival

October 10 - 12
Sheboygan,
Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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FEED YOUR IMAGINATION at the 5th annual 2014 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival! The festival is a FREE, fun-filled public celebration of books and reading for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages! Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators including: KEVIN HENKES, DENISE FLEMING, PETER BROWN, BLUE BALLIETT, RAINA TELGEMEIER and ANN BAUSUM. Enjoy readings, hear authors talk about what they do and make art with amazing illustrators. Plus, bilingual bedtime concert with JOSE-LUIS OROZCO, Brain Quest Challenge events, costumed…

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$35 general/$15 students

“In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More” conference

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Goodwin Theatre, Perry High School,
1 Success Blvd., Perry, OH 44081 United States
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The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, in conjunction with the Perry Ohio School District, will be holding a new professional development day titled “In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More” on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Theatre, a state-of-the-art, 700 seat auditorium located in Perry, Ohio. “In Search of Wonder” will provide the opportunity for educators, librarians, parents, and students of education and library science to learn about new and…

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November 2014

Sarah Brannen at the Lincoln Public Library

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Public Library,
3 Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773 United States
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Sarah Brannen reads and discusses her new picture book Madame Martine, about a little old lady in Paris, a lost dog, and the Eiffel Tower. All ages are welcome, especially kids 4–7, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. Sarah has illustrated over a dozen books for children including Feathers: Not Just for Flying and Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. She grew up in Lincoln!

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December 2014
$15

The Light Princess opens at the A.R.T.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loeb Drama Center,
64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit…

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