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June 2015

A. C. Gaughen and Tiffany Schmidt at Porter Square Books

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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In A. C. Gaughen’s Lion Heart, Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief. Only the greatest loves can survive great danger. . . Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine needs…

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Janice Petrie at Hadley Barnes & Noble

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hadley Barnes & Noble,
Mountain Farms, 335 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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From the Barnes & Noble website: Join author Janice Petrie for some summer reading fun! She’ll share her stories and illustrations, sign her books and introduce us to her favorite sea-friends! Stay for our Dive Into Summer Reading party and pick up your reading journal! Imagination’s Destination: Kids in grades 1-6, join Barnes & Noble’s annual Summer Reading Program. Read eight books, complete your journal and get a free book at your local Barnes & Noble store.

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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
$18 (book and ticket)

Chris Colfer at Brookline Booksmith

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it’s up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him. Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure of the bestselling Land of Stories series. Chris Colfer will sign up to 8 copies of The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms and up to 3 of his previous titles per person. This is a signing-only event. Purchase of The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom from Brookline Booksmith is…

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$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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QBR Wheatley Book Awards ceremony

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia University School of Law,
435 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues), Rooms 101/103
New York, NY 10030 United States
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The presentation of the QBR Wheatley Book Awards will open the Harlem Book Fair on the evening of July 17th. The program blends awards presentations into an entertaining evening of music, letters, and stellar performances. The Wheatley Awards are open to industry professionals, independent authors and publishers, media, readers and the general public. The QBR Wheatley Book Awards recognizes the best African American books and writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s books. Special awards will be also given for Publisher…

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17th annual Harlem Book Fair

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Harlem Book Fair at SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE,
515 Lenox Avenue @ West 135th Street
Harlem, NY 10031 United States
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The presentation of the QBR Wheatley Book Awards will open the Harlem Book Fair on the evening of July 17th. The program blends awards presentations into an entertaining evening of music, letters, and stellar performances. The Wheatley Awards are open to industry professionals, independent authors and publishers, media, readers and the general public. To reserve seating for the QBR Wheatley Book Awards, visit the Harlem Book Fair website or EventBrite.com. To submit your book for Book Award consideration, visit the Harlem…

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free with museum admission

Gallery Talk: “A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino” at The Carle

July 19 @ 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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Join Chief Curator Ellen Keiter for a guided tour of the special exhibition A Renaissance Man: The Art of Fred Marcellino. 1 PDP.

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Tui T. Sutherland at Brookline Booksmith

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith,
279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family his whole life. When his sister, Icicle, runs away from Jade Mountain Academy, fleeing her terrible crimes and possibly planning to commit more, Winter knows that they both need a second chance to make things right – if only he can find her. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series soars to even greater heights in the latest installment, Wings of Fire: Winter Turning!

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August 2015
$245/members; $275/nonmembers

Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel Intensive class begins at Grub Street

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
GrubStreet,
162 Boylston St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Do you have a great idea for a middle grade or young adult novel but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re well on your way, but lately, your manuscript has become a flabby mass of pages? Either way, this course will whip that novel into shape. During the five days of class, we will focus on the elements of craft necessary to drive a book-length MG/YA narrative (whether in prose or verse): from characterization to voice, structure to…

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