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October 2013

2013 Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards Ceremony

October 4, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Paresky Room, Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Presentation of the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards to the winning and honored authors and illustrators, hosted by Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief, The Horn Book. Immediately following the Awards Ceremony, join us for mingling and book signings at a reception hosted by the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College.

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$149.00

Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Building Character

October 5, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Paresky Room, Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us for the Horn Book at Simmons One-Day Colloquium: Building Character for an in-depth look at the award winning books and their creators. The difference between those sentences, E. M. Forster wrote, is plot, and what creates that distinction is character. Whether a book’s characters are real (like Robert Byrd’s Ben Franklin), imagined (like Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park) or something in between (like Jonathan Bean’s fictional re-creation of his family’s house-building), they are born of the imagination and…

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Catherynne M. Valente at Wellesley Books

October 6, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Join Wellesley Books for an enchanting afternoon with New York Times-bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente. She’ll be speaking to fans about the third installment in her Fairyland series, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland series is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. We’ll be serving tea and…

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Susan Cooper at the Wellesley Free Library

October 9, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library,
530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482-5714 United States
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Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, author of the award winning The Dark is Rising sequence, is coming to the Wellesley Free Library. With her signature sense of history and enchantment, Ms. Cooper ignites the imagination of young readers with her latest historical fiction novel, Ghost Hawk. Her new book is a tale of survival, transformation, and the unlikely friendship between a Native American boy and a colonial New England settler. Don’t miss this chance to hear about her writing process, ask…

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We Art Boston online auction opens

October 10, 2013

As memorable as childhood itself are the stories we read — and which are read to us — in those formative years, tales that serve to comfort, inspire, and make us feel safe. In these moments parents, too, find a sense of security and promise. The more than 50 artists of We Art Boston honor the role of storytime with a fundraiser featuring personal contributions of original works of art from some of the most recognizable, and beloved, contemporary children’s…

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Picture Book Crit Group

October 10, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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This group has been going strong, with a core group of regulars and new members joining each month. You are welcome to join in! This group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7:00 pm at the Writers’ Loft. Please email Papa J at papajfunk@gmail.com to be included on the group email. Guidelines available here. If you plan on submitting a manuscript for critique, the deadline is the Monday prior to the meeting. Fall meeting dates: 9/26, 10/10, 11/14,…

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Aaron Becker at The Carle Museum

October 12, 2013 @ 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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In his debut picture book Journey, Aaron Becker introduces us to a magical realm. Becker, who comes from a background in film design and animation, utilizes both digital and traditional approaches in his work. The program will also include a demonstration of his creative process and an engaging drawing activity that will show how from even the most simple shapes one can tap into unlimited imaginative possibilities. Book signing to follow. www.storybreathing.com

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Lincoln Peirce at Burlington Barnes & Noble

October 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Lincoln Peirce returns to your Barnes & Noble with his newest release, Big Nate: I Can’t Take It! Join Lincoln for a fun-filled event complete with a reading, drawings, and Q&A. Be one of the lucky ones who takes one of Lincoln’s works of art home! Big Nate. He thinks big. He talks big. He acts big. And Big Nate: I Can’t Take It, featuring our mischievous middle-school hero, is big fun. The second collection of all-color Sunday Big Nate…

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2013 Boston Book Festival

October 17, 2013 - October 19, 2013
Copley Square,
560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city. This year’s line-up consists of over one hundred and fifty world-class presenters, including Tomie dePaola, Salman Rushdie, Ayana Mathis, and Claire Messud. Whatever your age or your interests, BBF 2013 will have something for you! Attend terrific sessions with…

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Lincoln Peirce at Wellesley Free Library

October 17, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library,
530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482-5714 United States
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Get out your pen and paper and get ready to draw! Writer/cartoonist Lincoln Peirce, creator of the Big Nate comic strip, will be at the Wellesley Free Library to talk about his latest collection of cartoons Big Nate: I Can’t Take It! He’ll be giving a drawing demo, explaining cartooning tools and vocabulary, and talking about how he comes up with storylines. Fans of Big Nate’s sidesplitting antics will not want to miss this! Please note: While this event is…

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