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October 2013

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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$20.00 for SCBWI members, $30.00 for non-members

New Media Day: Making Sense of the Evolving Digital Landscape

October 19, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join New England SCBWI for New Media Day! Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA Here’s your chance to learn more about the digital landscape, from the enormous possibilities of presenting your story in different formats to the challenges of navigating the vast array of new technologies. Panels and presentations include technology analyst, James McQuivery, publishing veteran, Rubin Pfeffer, author Gail Gauthier, and author/illustrators Mary…

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Middle Grade: Read Your Own Adventure at Boston Book Fest

October 19, 2013 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Books can take you on amazing adventures — even if you never leave your couch except in your imagination! Kathryn Lasky shows where it all began in The Rise of a Legend, the prequel to her bestselling Guardians of Ga’hoole series. Book lovers will delight in Chris Grabenstein’s puzzle-filled Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, while science fans will love Wendy Mass’s high-spirited Pi in the Sky. Finally, Erin Dionne finds adventure in the streets of Boston with Moxie and the…

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Lauren Oliver at Burlington Barnes & Noble

October 19, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Lauren Oliver will appear at the Burlington Barnes & Noble on Saturday, October 19th, to celebrate the release of Requiem. A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver’s acclaimed Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex,…

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$50 (Members $45)

So You Want to Choose the 2013 Caldecott? session 1

October 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Two Sundays, October 20 and December 8 (must attend both sessions). (6 PDPs) Join us in a Mock Caldecott Committee that reviews, votes, and makes its own choice for the 2014 Caldecott Award. At our October meeting, we’ll review the award guidelines and start talking about eligible picture books from 2013. In November, we’ll ask for final nominations and at our December meeting, we’ll go through the Caldecott Committee process to name our selections of the most distinguished picture books…

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We Art Boston family event

October 20, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway,
Atlantic Ave, & Milk St,, Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Paint the Greenway red! We Art Boston’s family event, held October 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, will feature plenty of free art activities for kids and adults. Several children’s book illustrators — including Rebecca Emberley and Irena Roman, as well as artists from Boston Center for the Arts — will be on hand to guide experimentation with watercolor and collage. We’ll also have a book-making table, featuring author/illustrator David Macaulay, where kids can…

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Information Session: Simmons College MFA in Writing for Children at The Carle Museum

October 20, 2013 @ 12:30 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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Simmons College and The Carle are delighted to announce the expansion of our partnership offering graduate programs in children’s literature at The Carle to include: the continuation of the MFA in Writing for Children program, a new MA in Children’s Literature, and a new joint degree combining the MFA/MA degree programs. Attend an informational session at the Museum to learn about the programs, how to apply, and meet representatives from Simmons and the Museum. To register, click here. For more…

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free with museum admission

Matthew Van Fleet at The Carle Museum

October 20, 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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Join New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator Matt Van Fleet for a reading of his latest pop-up book, MUNCH!, a humorous look at how animals munch, crunch, and eat! In this hands-on read-aloud, tabs and textures animate the madcap antics of a cast of frolicking critters whose mouths are made to do more than eat. Matt will also be talking about his creative process, taking questions, and signing books. www.dragonflys.com

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Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand at Barefoot Books

October 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barefoot Books Concord Studio,
89 Thoreau St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Be sure to join Barefoot Books in Concord for avery special afternoon with the author of The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales! Author Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, herself a mother of three, will read selections from Jewish Tales at 2pm, and will then assist children in a Hebrew calligraphy craft. There will also be a Hebrew alphabet collage for younger children! All ages. FREE. RSVPs requested. This engaging collection includes eight delightful tales from the Jewish tradition. Each story has…

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Picture Book Morning Critique Group

October 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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A morning Picture Book Crit Group at The Writers’ Loft. This is a new crit group, held once a month, and alternating between Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30-12:30.

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