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April 2014

YA Think Tank

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Writers' Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Designed to help YA writers of all genres at any stage of the writing process, the YA Think Tank’s goal is to help fully develop material from conception to the final draft. We’ll workshop problematic scenes, troubleshoot character development, work through big picture issues, assist in brainstorming for that new concept, and review your submission package. Please contact Alicia at aliciagregoire78@gmail.com to be added to the email group. Guidelines available here, and if you plan on submitting a portion of…

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free with museum admission

Susan Schwake at The Carle Museum

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Make a sculpture with origami and other beautifully printed papers! This fun-filled art adventure is great for all ages and abilities and will be lead by returning guest artist, Susan Schwake, author of 3-D Art Lab for Kids. Susan will be available to sign books in the Art Studio.

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$55/members; $65/non-members

Crash Course in Picture Books Workshop at Wellesley Books

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Have you always wanted to try writing a picture book? Picture book texts can look deceptively simple, but when you sit down to write one, it can be hard to know how to begin. In this three-hour crash-course in picture books writing, we’ll look at several topics ranging from the question, “What is a picture book?,” to issues of audience, theme, language, character, conflict, and structure, as they apply specifically to picture book writing. Examples will be drawn from a…

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$34/members; $40/non-members

A Caldecott Celebration Workshop at The Carle Museum

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Look closely at selected picture books, including Where the Wild Things Are and The Snowy Day, that have been recognized as the “most distinguished” of their time and discuss the new perspectives that they continue to bring to the field of children’s literature. Instructor: Emily Prabhaker Registration ($34/members; $40/non-members) is required. Workshop includes Museum Admission and a 10% discount (25% for members) in the Museum Shop on the day of the program. See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign…

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Skin on My Chin: Diversity Workshop for Children

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Roslindale Branch,
4246 Washington St., Roslindale, MA 02131 United States
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Local author Michelle Chalmers will read her rhyming picture book The Skin on My Chin, which explores diversity, ancestry, and conversation about the skin. Children will learn about the diverse beauty of humanity. A craft is included. For children 6 and up. This Out of School Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

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June 2014
free with museum admission

Keri Smith at The Carle Museum

June 15 @ 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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Keri Smith, author/illustrator of Wreck This Journal and How To Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum will visit The Carle for an afternoon of art activities involving randomness and chance. 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 contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org.

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