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May 2015
$110/members; $130/nonmembers

“YA Novel Workout” class at GrubStreet

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Do you have a full or partial draft of a YA novel? Are you ready to give yourself a rigorous YA novel workout? In this full-day intensive workshop, you’ll tackle exercises, take up your new tools and skills, and employ techniques and strategies for planning, shaping, and revising your work in progress. By the end of this class, you can expect to have a better grasp of your novel and a clear direction for your path going forward — whether…

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advance tickets: $50; tickets at the door: $60

Freedom to Read Foundation 45th anniversary reception

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Scholastic Greenhouse,
557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 United States
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On Friday, May 29, join friends of the Freedom to Read Foundation as we gather to celebrate FTRF’s 45th anniversary. Friday, May 29th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Scholastic Greenhouse 557 Broadway, New York, NY • LEARN about FTRF’s litigation, education, and grant-making efforts • DISCOVER how you can get more involved in supporting the First Amendment in libraries and beyond • SOCIALIZE with other supporters of the freedom to read Advance tickets: $50.00 Tickets at the door: $60.00…

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Paolo Bacigalupi at Brookline Booksmith

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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In Paolo Bacigalupi’s adult novel The Water Knife, the American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel “cuts” water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone…

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Elaine Dimopoulos at Book Ends Winchester

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Winchester author Elaine Dimopoulos will sign and talk about her debut young adult novel, Material Girls. Divergent meets Project Runway in this dystopian tale. Young elites are selected to be the drivers of a consumer culture, fueled by the work of “adequates” and low-wage slaves. But are these youngsters really in charge, or are they the puppets of a sinister and largely invisible cabal? And what will happen when Marla Klein and Ivy Wilde try to shake things up and…

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June 2015
$395/early bird registration (beofre May 31); $440/regular registration

21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

June 12 - June 14
Manhattan College,
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471 United States
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This annual conference for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, educators, and digital developers is to be held at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, June 12-14. To register, and for full details of the program and faculty, go to www.21CNFC.com Intensives, workshops, and panels with people from Abrams • Chronicle • CreateSpace • Highlights for Children • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • iNK Think Tank • Kids Discover • Lerner Publishing • National Geographic Kids • New York Public Library • Nickelodeon • NonfictionMinute…

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Simmons College Graduate Study in Children’s Literature at The Carle information session

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join The Carle and the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature for an Information Session to learn about graduate programs in children’s literature offered through Simmons at The Carle. Each program encourages a rigorous study of children’s books with an emphasis on historical and critical analysis. Non-degree students are welcome to apply for specific classes. Email childrensliterature@simmons.edu for more information.

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free with museum admission

David Macaulay at The Carle Museum

June 14 @ 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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(1 PDP) In conjunction with The Carle’s exhibition, “Gray Matter: David Macaulay’s ‘Black and White,’” Caldecott award winner David Macaulay will discuss the inspirations and artistic process behind his books, and share some of his current projects. Book signing to follow program.

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$5

Judy Bloom in conversation with Tom Ashbrook at the Coolidge Corner

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre,
290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Brookline Booksmith is thrilled to bring Judy Blume to the Coolidge Corner Theater for her first adult novel in over 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. When Judy Blume was a teenager a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three month period. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people…

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free with museum admission

“A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino” exhibition opens at The Carle

June 30
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 proudly announces its forthcoming exhibition of award-winning art and illustrations by Fred Marcellino. A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino will be on view from June 30 to October 25, 2015. The exhibition comprises over 90 works and shows the full range of Marcellino’s talent, from his youthful experiments in Abstract Expressionism, to his celebrated album cover and book jacket designs, to his children’s book illustrations, the crowning achievement of his…

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July 2015
$34/members; $40/nonmembers

Creative Book Covers workshop at The Carle

July 10 @ 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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Inspired by the exhibition A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino, this workshop will take an in-depth look at book cover and jacket design. We will explore a variety of picture books and consider how their covers inform the reading experience. Participants will take away many ideas and projects to help students learn about and discover the art of book covers. Workshop will include guided time in the galleries. Registration is required. Workshop includes museum admission and a 10%…

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