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July 2014

Livia Blackburne at Porter Square Books

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Celebrate the launch of a new YA fantasy series from debut author Livia Blackburne! Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by…

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Minutia to Manuscript: Organizing Your Writing Life Workshop at The Writers’ Loft

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Alexis Barad-Cutler at WORD Jersey City

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
WORD Bookstore, Jersey City,
123 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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Learn how to count backwards and forwards with Alexis Barad-Cutler’s new book Five Hungry Pandas! Great for kids aged 3 and up; open to all ages! Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

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Aaron Becker at The Carle Museum

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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(1 PDP) Join Aaron Becker, creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times best-selling Journey, as he shares his creative process and presents the next chapter to his wordless fantasy book. Quest, to be published this August, depicts the Journey characters on a new and visually captivating adventure not to be missed. Book signing to follow. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or…

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Therese Sellers at the Boston Public Library South End Branch

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library, South End Branch,
685 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118 United States
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With her book Alpha is for Anthropos, author Therese Sellers will teach us about Greek myth, alpha-beta, and art and lead us in some calligraphy. Ages 6-12.

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Jane Sutton at The Writers’ Loft

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Peter Brown at WORD Jersey City

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WORD Bookstore, Jersey City,
123 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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Bring the little ones over for a party and paper airplane craft with award-winning author and illustrator (not to mention store favorite) Peter Brown as he presents his new book My Teacher Is A Monster! (No, I Am Not). Recommended for kids aged 5 and up; open to all ages. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

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Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler at WORD Brooklyn

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn,
126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is a 74-minute sonic drama full of catchy tunes, corner-turning dialogue, and surreal musical exclamations! Set in Austin in 1938, it’s a new Depression-era folk myth about a 10-year-old girl who falls into the Underworld, narrated and performed by a cast that includes Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, and others. Musician Brian Beattie and artist Valerie Fowler tell the story and sing the songs from Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase accompanied by a moving panorama! For…

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Anna Staniszewski at The Blue Bunny

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Meet author Anna Staniszewski and celebrate The Prank List, Anna’s newly released sequel to The Dirt Diary, with a cupcake decorating party and book signing at The Blue Bunny! “Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom.” — Kirkus “Holy fried onion rings! Fun from beginning to end.” — Wendy Mass, bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers on The Dirt Diary    

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Chris Colfer at Burlington Barnes & Noble

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Burlington Barnes & Noble,
98 Middlesex Parkway, Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Join the Burlington Barnes & Noble for a special signing with Chris Colfer for his new book The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning. Event is signing only, no posed pictures. Customers must have purchased the book at Barnes & Noble and get a wristband at customer service in order to enter the signing line. Please call the store at 781-273-3871 for more information.

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