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September 2014
$200/non-members; $150/members

Revise Your Novel class with author Erin Dionne begins at The Writers’ Loft

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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6 Thursdays, September 18-October 23, from 7-9pm at the Writers’ Loft. Congratulations! You’ve finished a novel! Or chapter book. Or picture book…or any book! Getting that draft on paper is a huge achievement. But you’re not done yet. Revision is a key element of creating a work of fiction: polishing, editing, and reviewing your work from an objective point of view is necessary to bring a manuscript to a professional level. Cost: $200 non-member, $150 Writers’ Loft member (Learn more…

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Marjorie Agosin at the Cambridge Public Library

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala and Art Auction

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Guastavino’s,
409 East 59th St. , New York, MA 10022 United States
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The 2014 Carle Honors will be awarded at Guastavino’s in New York City. The ninth annual gala and fundraiser will fête the talented people who have played an instrumental role in making children’s books a vibrant and influential art and literary form in America. Artist: Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney is the illustrator of more than 100 books for children and winner of numerous awards, including the 2010 Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and a steadfast public servant…

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Gregory Maguire at the Walpole Barnes & Noble

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walpole Barnes & Noble,
Walpole Mall, 82 Providence Highway, Walpole, MA 02032 United States
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Author Gregory Maguire will celebrate the release of his new novel Egg and Spoon with a signing at the Walpole Barnes & Noble.

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Holly Black and Cassandra Clare at Odyssey Bookshop

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jones Library,
43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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From the imaginations of #1 bestselling authors Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chonicles) and Cassandra Clare (the Mortal Instruments trilogy) comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown. Join us for an afternoon of magic and delight as we hear from these master storytellers as they share with us their new book: The Iron Trial, Book One of Magesterium. This event will take place at the Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts. Please note: You must purchase a copy of The Iron…

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Gregory Maguire at The Concord Bookshop

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Concord Bookshop,
65 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Gregory Maguire will speak about and sign his new middle-grade fantasy Egg & Spoon at The Concord Bookshop on September 14th. In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her…

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Jen Malone at Melrose Public Library

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melrose Public Library Children’s Room,
69 W. Emerson St. , Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Jen Malone has published her first novel and you’re invited to help us celebrate! Bring the kids!! Jen will read from her new book, At Your Service (Simon & Schuster, 2104), and answer your questions — and then you will enter the world of twelve-year-old Chloe Turner, junior concierge at a fancy-schmantzy NYC hotel. You’ll create your own slam book, go on a scavenger hunt for pressed pennies, decorate cupcakes, and develop your dream itinerary. Sales of the book will…

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$20/adults (book included); $5/kids

Jason Segel at First Parish Church

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Parish Church,
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store and 826 Boston welcome multitalented actor, writer, and musician JASON SEGEL and 826 Boston program coordinator KAREN SAMA for a reading, discussion, and signing of Segel’s hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! Tickets go on sale online only at jasonsegel.eventbrite.com on August 19 at 9am. Tickets on sale now (online only) $20 tickets (book included) $5 kids tickets (ages 16 and under / book not included) Co-sponsored by 826 Boston; this event includes a book signing Nightmares! is…

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Brian Lies at The Blue Bunny

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The bat-wagon is coming to town, with author/illustrator Brian Lies! The Blue Bunny will be celebrating Brian’s newest bat book, Bats in the Band, with a visit from his newly-fabricated bandwagon, complete with PVC pipe organ on its side, fiberglass bats on the roof, and a table full of simple percussion instruments for kids to play with. Brian always delivers a great event. Get ready for some surprises as well! All welcome!  

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Young Adult Mystery and Thriller panel at Wellesley Books

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Join us as four local authors, Diana Renn, Erin Dionne, Kim Harrington, and Laurie Faria Stolarz, discuss the craft of writing mysteries and thrillers for young adults. They’ll discuss how to generate ideas, the art of plot development, creating characters, and any other questions the audience may have. This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss the writing process! ABOUT THE AUTHORS Diana Renn writes contemporary international YA mysteries, all published by Viking/Penguin: Tokyo Heist (an Indie Next Pick), Latitude Zero…

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