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May 2016

KidLit Drink Night

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Since Feb. 2012, this group of Boston-area librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other YA/children’s literature aficionados 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?

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June 2016

Lucy Keating Lecture at the Boston Athenæum

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boston Athenæum,
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel Dreamology combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han. During this lecture, Keating will discuss the process of publishing her first novel, and the implications for her contractual second novel. Writers will learn how to get published and listen to insights into the publishing industry. Lucy Keating is a writer living in Venice, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts,…

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Matt Tavares, Lori Goldstein, and Dory Codington at Book Ends Winchester

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St.
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Book Ends celebrates Town Day in Winchester with author signings and great deals on books and gifts! Author, illustrator, and Winchester native Matt Tavares will be signing his newest book, Crossing Niagara, as well as older titles, from 10:30 am until noon. Lori Goldstein signs from 11:30 to 1:00, and Dory Codington from 12:30 to 2:00. See you then!

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21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference at Iona College

June 10 - June 12
Iona College,
715 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY 10801 United States
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21st century children's nonfiction conference

A unique conference that highlights What’s new in children’s nonfiction publishing How educators are using trade books to support literacy and promote avid, lifelong readers How you can use your talent to create books, e-books, apps, and other marketable materials How to get ideas for school and library nonfiction presentations How to sell and market yourself and your nonfiction ideas with digital technology and social media How to apply your expertise in fiction to a new genre: nonfiction The Common…

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September 2016

Plum Creek Adult Conference at Concordia University

September 24 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Concordia University,
800 N. Columbia
Seward, NE 68434 United States
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The 21st annual Plum Creek Adult Conference (part of the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival) will be held on Saturday, September 24, on Concordia University’s campus in Seward, Nebraska. Teachers, administrators, media specialists and book lovers are invited to hear visiting authors and illustrators, as well as additional literacy experts. Featured authors and illustrators this year are: Peter Brown, David Carter, Matt de la Pena, Brian Floca, Loren Long, Linda Sue Park, Sara Pennypacker, Trent Reedy, Aaron Reynolds, Louis Sachar,…

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