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July 2014

Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler at WORD Jersey City

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WORD Bookstore, Jersey City,
123 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302 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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Peter H. Reynolds at The Blue Bunny

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Author, illustrator, and owner Peter H. Reynolds will read from and sign his books at a special storytime at The Blue Bunny on Monday, July 28th.

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August 2014
3 program options available

“On the Side of Childhood” Summer Educator Institute at The Carle Museum

August 2 @ 9:30 am - August 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to Host Two-Day Educators Conference on Multiple Literacies of Young Children Philip Yenawine, co-founder of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), is the keynote speaker at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s Summer Teacher Institute held August 2 and August 3, 2014 at the Museum’s Amherst, Massachusetts location. “On the Side of Childhood: Supporting the Multiple Literacies of Young Children,” organized by The Carle and Smith College, will feature a host…

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David Kirk at The Blue Bunny

August 4 @ 10:30 am
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Author/illustrator David Kirk (Miss Spider’s Tea Party, Oh So Brave Dragon) will sign his books at The Blue Bunny Books and Toys.

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Brian Lies at Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble,
769 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Author/illustrator Brian Lies will sign books at the Cape Cod Mall Barnes & Noble to celebrate the release of his new picture book Bats in the Band.

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$20/members; $30/non-members

Website Workshop with Jen Malone at The Writers’ Loft

August 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn is offering a Website Workshop with Jennifer Malone on August 9th.

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Ryan O’Rourke at The Blue Bunny

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Author/illustrator Ryan O’Rourke (Bella, Lost and Found) will read from and sign his books at a special storytime at The Blue Bunny on Monday, August 18th.

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$250 for full retreat, workshops also available a la carte

Novel Revision Retreat with Darcy Pattison

August 22 - 25
Rolling Ridge Conference and Retreat Center,
660 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, MA 01845 United States
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Author Anne Broyles is organizing three writing retreats at the Rolling Ridge Conference and Retreat Center in North Andover, MA with mentor teacher, DARCY PATTISON, author of ten children’s books (and five more due out in 2014). She is also known for her numerous books on the craft of writing. In 1999, Darcy created the Novel Revision Retreat, which she teaches nationwide. Her work has been translated into eight languages. Darcy is offering three retreat experiences at the Rolling Ridge…

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

Read YA like a Writer class with author AC Gaughen begins at The Writers’ Loft

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Most writers are tremendous readers — but how often do we get caught up in the plot and the romance and the TENSION! and forget that there are amazing lessons right in front of us? Each week, we’ll meet with one book to discuss and break down the elements of craft within, training our eye to critically appreciate. Participants will then move from a discussion to application of this to their own work with alternating writing or reflection time included…

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$55.00/members; $65.00/non-members

The Emotional Rollercoaster: Plotting the Young Adult Novel class at GrubStreet

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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What’s the first word you think of when you hear “teenager?” It begins with a D… Yes, DRAMA. Teenage drama, while tortuous to navigate as a teen or the parent of a teen, is rife with the stuff of good fiction. Teenagers are interesting. And dramatic. Which is, in part, why we’re seeing such a boom in the production of fiction for and about them. In this workshop we will: • quickly discuss the definition of young adult fiction, breaking…

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