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September 2014

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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August 2014

Kidlit Drink Night

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meadhall,
4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Since Feb. 2012, this group of Boston-area librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other friends of YA/children’s literature have been getting together every couple of months to talk, drink, share ARCs, and raise money for kidlit causes. And drink. Hey, just because we read books written for kids doesn’t mean we aren’t grown-ups, right? Join the Facebook group to be invited to future Kidlit Drink Night events.

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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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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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July 2014
Free to museum members

Members Opening Reception for “Simms Taback: Art by Design” Exhibition at The Carle Museum

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join us for an intimate Members’ evening to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition. The event includes a conversation with Rick Meyerowitz, Reynold Ruffins, and Regina Hayes moderated by H. Nichols B. Clark, appetizers and drink ticket, plus the chance to win exhibition-related items in our free drawing. 5:00 pm Reception 6:15 pm Conversation Members RSVP by Monday, July 7 to Jenny Darling Stasinos at (413) 658-1104 or membership@carlemuseum.org. Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Penguin…

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June 2014

Kidlit Meet Up – N. Metro West Boston

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aprile’s European Restaurant,
75 Princeton St., Chelmsford, MA 01863 United States
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Reconnect with local friends you met at NESCBWI14. Join us for drinks and apps.

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$10

CBB’s Wicked Boston Children’s Books Trivia Challenge with Jack Gantos

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
M. J. O’Connor’s, Back Bay,
27 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Do you know which author once had wild animals in his bathroom? Which author/illustrator team lived in the same building in NYC? Which nineteenth-century author didn’t really want to write her most famous book, but did it for the money? Participate in the first-ever trivia night focused on Boston and children’s books, hosted by the the one, the only Jack Gantos! Register here and then encourage others to come and form a team. Or, come alone and join a team…

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Summer (?) Kidlit Drink Night

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orleans Restaurant,
65 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Since Feb. 2012, this group of Boston-area librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other friends of YA/children’s literature have been getting together every couple of months to talk, drink, share ARCs, and raise money for kidlit causes. And drink. Hey, just because we read books written for kids doesn’t mean we aren’t grown-ups, right? Fingers crossed that June 9 will be actual, consistent summer. Orleans has those big windows, so it’s almost like drinking outside! Join the Facebook…

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free with museum admission

9th Annual Children’s Book Festival: What’s Your Favorite Animal?

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Visitors to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will go wild for the 9th Annual Children’s Book Festival: What’s Your Favorite Animal? on Saturday, June 7th from 10 am to 4 pm. Inspired by What’s Your Favorite Animal?, a new picture book that benefits The Carle, the festival is filled with special guest authors, animal picture book art, and live animals! Each child attending will receive a free copy of the new book, thanks to the book’s publisher,…

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May 2014

A Place at the Table: Speed Dating with Children’s Book Creators

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Hear authors and illustrators present new titles and engage in small-group discussions about promoting diversity in children’s books. Tickets are no longer available for this event. The Format of the Evening 5:30 – 6:00 Arrive and receive your badge with your table assignment. Enjoy light refreshments. Mix and mingle. There will be opening statements and a rundown of the procedure. We’ll begin the speed dating promptly at 6:20. 6:20 – 7:25 Everyone will be assigned a table. The authors and…

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