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October 2013

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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free with museum admission

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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Avi at Porter Square Books

October 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Celebrated author Avi will appear at Porter Square Books on Thursday, October 17th, to read and sign his latest novel, Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution. In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which is newly occupied by the British army. Sophia is horrified by the event and resolves to do all she can to help the American cause. Recruited as a spy, she becomes a maid in the home of…

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MA Chapter & Verse Book Club kick-off event

October 17, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stevens Memorial Library,
345 Main St., Andover, MA 01845 United States
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Children’s Literature Network (CLN) is partnering with Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover to launch the Massachusetts chapter of its innovative Chapter & Verse Book Club. Chapter & Verse is a national book club for members of Children’s Literature Network and other children’s literature enthusiasts in their communities who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. The book clubs are a haven for adults who enjoy reading books written for children and teenagers. The North…

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Erin Dionne at The Writers’ Loft

October 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Join Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking author Erin Dionne and other Lofters in an informal chat about revision on Thursday, October 17th, from 7:30-9:00pm. Do you dread revising? Don’t know where to start, or how to wrangle that beast of a manuscript into sparkly prose and jaw dropping plot twists? Or are you just looking for some fresh ideas and new strategies to bring your writing to the next level? Regardless of where you are, “Craft Chat: Kill…

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Ammi-Joan Paquette at The Blue Bunny

October 18, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The Blue Bunny is hosting a special Halloween book signing event for the new chapter book Rules for Ghosting and picture book A Ghost in the House with author Ammi-Joan Paquette on Friday, October 18th, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.   About A Ghost in the House: When a little ghost goes slip-sliding down the hallway, he suddenly hears… a groan! Turns out it’s only a friendly mummy, who shuffles along with the ghost, until they encounter… a monster!…

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