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April 2015
$100

Sources of Inspiration: History Through the Arts & the Lives of Artists conference at the JFK Library

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum,
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125 United States
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The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum are pleased to announce a conference for teachers and librarians of grades 3-8 on April 1, 2015. The conference builds on John F. Kennedy’s eloquent advocacy for the arts. He asked two renowned artists — poet Robert Frost and singer Marian Anderson — to participate in his inauguration, and honored many others during his presidency. John and Jacqueline Kennedy made the White House a…

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$175/members; $225/nonmembers

“Develop Your Craft” course begins at The Writers’ Loft

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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$64/individual; $40/

“What’s New in Children’s Books?” half-day conference at Lesley University

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Wondermore for a morning conference on “What’s New in Children’s Books?”: 8:30am – Coffee, refreshments, registration 9:00am -12:30pm – Program, book sales and signing NEW location: Sherrill Library Building, Room 350 Lesley University, Brattle Campus Click here for map and here to register. The Foundation for Children’s Books is now Wondermore! We will continue to educate and inspire teachers, librarians, and other children’s book lovers at our “What’s New in Children’s Books? ” events. These twice-yearly events are informal, fun…

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$290/members; $340/nonmembers

New England SCBWI Conference 2015: Think Outside the Crayon Box!

April 24 - April 26
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place,
One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144 United States
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FRIDAY April 24, 2015 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Conference Bookstore Open 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Assigned Agent Quick Query Meetings and Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques with Application (Please pre-register for these events) NOTE:  Friday afternoon’s Pitch Critiques (2-4:30pm), Block-A Workshop Intensives (2-4pm), #AskAMentor (3-5pm), Book Marketing Meet-Up (4:30-5:00pm), Agent/Editor Panel (4:30-5:30pm), and Conference Orientation (4:10-4:30pm) may overlap. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Block-A Workshops…

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Lance Rubin at Framingham Barnes & Noble

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Framingham Barnes & Noble,
1 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Join the Framingham Barnes & Noble for a signing with Denton Little’s Deathdate author Lance Rubin.

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May 2015

Diversity Now Networking event for Children’s Literature Professionals

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Thursday May 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm Boston Public Library, Central branch, Children’s Room Building on the momentum created by the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, the SCBWI-New England would like to continue to encourage and promote diversity in children’s literature. We would like to make connections between published authors with aspiring writers, as well as readers and librarians. We would also like to encourage college students who may be budding children’s literature professionals at every level, from librarians to teachers, to editors and publishers.…

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July 2015

QBR Wheatley Book Awards ceremony

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia University School of Law,
435 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues), Rooms 101/103, New York, NY 10030 United States
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The presentation of the QBR Wheatley Book Awards will open the Harlem Book Fair on the evening of July 17th. The program blends awards presentations into an entertaining evening of music, letters, and stellar performances. The Wheatley Awards are open to industry professionals, independent authors and publishers, media, readers and the general public. The QBR Wheatley Book Awards recognizes the best African American books and writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s books. Special awards will be also given for Publisher…

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17th annual Harlem Book Fair

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Harlem Book Fair at SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE,
515 Lenox Avenue @ West 135th Street, Harlem, NY 10031 United States
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The presentation of the QBR Wheatley Book Awards will open the Harlem Book Fair on the evening of July 17th. The program blends awards presentations into an entertaining evening of music, letters, and stellar performances. The Wheatley Awards are open to industry professionals, independent authors and publishers, media, readers and the general public. To reserve seating for the QBR Wheatley Book Awards, visit the Harlem Book Fair website or EventBrite.com. To submit your book for Book Award consideration, visit the Harlem…

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