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July 2014

Harry Potter Science Party at the Boston Public Library

July 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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It’s Harry Potter’s birthday. Celebrate at the Boston Public Library by learning about the science behind the magic of the Wizarding World. Ages 6 and up. Groups please call ahead.

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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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$110.00/members; $130.00/non-members

The Young Adult Romance Writing Class at GrubStreet

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Bella and Edward, Hazel and Augustus, Harry and Ginny, Eleanor and Park—the list of memorable couples in young adult lit is long and powerful. But how to capture chemistry on the page? It’s important to think about both characters (or three if there is a love triangle) and why the couple works best as a pair rather than individually. This class will explore specific couples in YA literature, and students will bring excerpts of their own work to class that…

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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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$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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$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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