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April 2015

Gareth Hinds at The Blue Bunny

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The Blue Bunny is pleased to welcome critically acclaimed graphic novelist Gareth Hinds back to the the store to visit. Gareth has masterfully adapted many of the classics to the graphic novel format, including Beowulf, The Odyssey, as well as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, and most recently, Macbeth. This latest of his works has received a rave review in the New York Times, as well as positive reviews in The Horn Book, PW, and…

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free with museum admission

Megan Dowd Lambert and David Hyde Costello at The Carle Museum

April 18 @ 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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Looking at the Whole Book: Exploring A Crow of His Own with Author Megan Dowd Lambert and Illustrator David Hyde Costello Join Megan Dowd Lambert and David Hyde Costello as they provide insight into the process of creating their new picture book, A Crow of His Own. Accompanied by real-time illustrations by Costello, both speakers will offer a style of presenting picture books that combines dialogic reading with visual thinking strategies to promote critical and creative thinking. Book signing to follow.…

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$305/members; $330/nonmembers

“Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel in Progress” begins at Grub Street

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States
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If you’ve been struggling to make progress on that young adult or middle grade novel, this is the class for you. We will talk about what works and what doesn’t, focusing on character, point of view, dialogue, and plot/conflict. This class is a traditional creative writing workshop where we will take turns reading and editing 3 students’ work each week in a rigorous and supportive way. In addition we will complete writing exercises in class. By the end of the…

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$5/nonmembers; $4.50/members

CactusHead Puppets Presents Little Red Riding Hood at The Carle Museum

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Little Red Riding Hood’s mother sends her off into the woods with some treats for her dear old grandmother, but to get home safely she and her grandmother will have to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf. Are Little Red and Grandmother in trouble, or has the wolf bitten off more than he can chew? Join CactusHead Puppets for their modern adaptation of this classic story, told with hand puppets and shadow puppets. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling…

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$5/nonmember; $4.50/members

CactusHead Puppets Presents Little Red Riding Hood at The Carle Museum

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Little Red Riding Hood’s mother sends her off into the woods with some treats for her dear old grandmother, but to get home safely she and her grandmother will have to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf. Are Little Red and Grandmother in trouble, or has the wolf bitten off more than he can chew? Join CactusHead Puppets for their modern adaptation of this classic story, told with hand puppets and shadow puppets. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling…

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John J. Yustkatis at the BPL’s Brighton Branch

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch,
40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton, MA 02135 United States
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Graphic Novels & Speaker Series. Featuring John J. Yuskaitis, Jr., creator of Boots and Pup. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton Library. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m and are held in the community room of the library. Boots and Pup is an all ages comic book by creator John Yuskaitis, Jr., which tells the comedic story of two best friends from another planet. It stars Boots, a stay between the lines blue alien and his…

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$290/members; $340/nonmembers

New England SCBWI Conference 2015: Think Outside the Crayon Box!

April 24 - April 26
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place,
One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144 United States
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FRIDAY April 24, 2015 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Conference Bookstore Open 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Assigned Agent Quick Query Meetings and Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques with Application (Please pre-register for these events) NOTE:  Friday afternoon’s Pitch Critiques (2-4:30pm), Block-A Workshop Intensives (2-4pm), #AskAMentor (3-5pm), Book Marketing Meet-Up (4:30-5:00pm), Agent/Editor Panel (4:30-5:30pm), and Conference Orientation (4:10-4:30pm) may overlap. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Block-A Workshops…

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Suzi Eszterhas at the Cambridge Public Library

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library,
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Meet Suzi Eszterhas, author/photographer of the Eye on the Wild series! Children 5 & up.

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Simmons College Graduate Study in Children’s Literature at The Carle: Information Session

April 25 @ 10:00 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 us for an Information Session to learn about graduate programs in children’s literature offered through Simmons College 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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$21.25/members; $25/members

Jerry Pinkney’s Special Educator Workshop: “The Illustrator’s Eye, Real and Imagined”

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Using a slideshow, readings, and a drawing demonstration, Jerry Pinkney will discuss the decisions leading up to developing a book project, the ways in which he finds his own vision, and how he develops a fuller understanding of his subjects. A slideshow of images will include details about Jerry’s art-making process, from rough thumbnail sketches to drawings in progress, and from dummy books to final art. Registration required. Space is limited. See The Carle’s Workshops for Adults & Educators page to…

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