Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

October 2013

David Fleming at The Blue Bunny

October 26, 2013
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
+ Google Map

The Blue Bunny welcomes David Fleming, author of the new middle-grade novel Saturday Boy, for a book signing. Time TBA. Eleven-year-old Derek Lamb likes superhero comic books, Saturday morning cartoons and Chocolate Ka-Blams but he’d gladly trade all of these things to have his father home. For as long as Derek can remember, his father has been in Afghanistan piloting Apache helicopters for the US Army. The letters they write each other are all they have to bridge the distance…

Find out more »

YA Think Tank

October 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
+ Google Map

Designed to help YA writers of all genres at any stage of the writing process, the YA Think Tank’s goal is to help fully develop material from conception to the final draft. We’ll workshop problematic scenes, troubleshoot character development, work through big picture issues, assist in brainstorming for that new concept, and review your submission package. This group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Please contact Alicia at aliciagregoire78@gmail.com to be added to the email…

Find out more »

Eileen Christelow at Wellesley Books

October 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
+ Google Map

Five little monkeys aren’t jumping on the bed this time… they’re going trick-or-treating! What mischief will ensue? Find out when author Eileen Christelow comes to Wellesley Books for a special author-led storytime, just in time for Halloween. She’ll be sharing her new book Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat, some fun ideas for Halloween treats, and lead young readers in a monkey mask craft activity. Perfect for ages 4–8! Five excited little monkeys dress up for Halloween. They are going…

Find out more »

Kidlit Meet Up Night – N. Metro West Boston

October 29, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
+ Google Map

Since 2011, we have been meeting bimonthly to discuss children’s books and the publishing process. On Tuesday, October 29th from 7:30-10, please stop by for a social night of fun! Authors, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, agents, editors, etc. are all welcome!

Find out more »

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

October 30, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Educators’ Night with Jack Gantos at The Carle Museum

October 30, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
+ Google Map

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night on October 30, 2013, featuring a conversation and book signing with award-winning author Jack Gantos, as well as presentations from educators about integrating the arts into the classroom. The event begins at 4:30 pm and is free and open to all educators as space permits. “Dead Ends, Rotten Ralphs, Jacks and Joeys: A Conversation with Jack Gantos” will be facilitated by Cathryn M. Mercier,…

Find out more »
$50 (members), $65 (non-members)

Crash Course in Picture Books

October 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
+ Google Map

Have you always wanted to try writing a picture book? Picture book texts can look deceptively simple, but when you sit down to write one, it can be hard to know how to begin. In this three-hour crash-course in picture books writing, we’ll look at several topics ranging from the question, “What is a picture book?,” to issues of audience, theme, language, character, conflict, and structure, as they apply specifically to picture book writing. Examples will be drawn from a…

Find out more »

Common Core: Making Sense of the Standards

October 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pearson,
501 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
+ Google Map

The Common Core Initiative is not only changing the classroom, but the world of educational publishing. How are publishers re-purposing their content and meeting the new demands? Join as experts discuss how they are developing new methods and products that can help schools successfully provide the knowledge and skills that our young people need for future success. The panel will be moderated by Christopher Kenneally (Copyright Clearance Center) and includes panelists Steve Pekich (consultant, Victory Productions; formerly of Vista Higher…

Find out more »
November 2013

Ender’s Game opens

November 1, 2013
Find out more »

Tui T. Sutherland at Burlington Barnes & Noble

November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
+ Google Map

Tui T. Sutherland will appear at the Burlington Barnes & Noble on Friday, November 1st, to celebrate the release of Wings of Fire book 4: Dark Secret. The Wings of Fire saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice — his home, or his friends? Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home — but he’s also been afraid of his fellow NightWings.…

Find out more »