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July 2017

Jenn Bishop at Porter Square Books

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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About 14 Hollow Road A warm coming-of-age novel about a community banding together in the wake of a tornado, perfect for fans of reader favorites like Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff. The night of the sixth-grade dance is supposed to be perfect for Maddie: she'll wear her perfect new dress, hit the dance floor with her friends, and her crush, Avery, will ask her to dance. But as the first slow song starts…

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Wild About Writing Session with Susan Tan at the BPL’s Central Branch

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Central Branch, 700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Unleash your inner author with prompts and activities. For the July 27th session, visiting author Susan Tan leads activities around her fictional memoir Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire. Ages 8+. Save

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Grub Street “Drop into Writing: Creative Explorations for Teens” at the BPL’s Mattapan Branch

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126 United States
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Drop into one session just to write alongside other creatives, or come to all the sessions to keep your writing muscles limber. Whatever suits you! This is about jump-starting your writing with a creative professional as your guide. Each session is designed to spark new ideas and/or shape existing writing projects. Exercises and topics range from silly to dramatic, each of them stretching our creativity. Write a sentence, a page, or twenty pages! The goal is to leave real-world responsibilities…

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Special Reading Featuring 2017 Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) Summer Teen Fellows

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Join GrubStreet and the Boston Athenæum for a special reading featuring GrubStreet's 2016 Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) Summer Teen Fellows. Each year, GrubStreet's Summer Teen Fellowship immerses high school students in the writer’s life of creative craft and publishing. During three weeks at GrubStreet, teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales, and more. In the spirit of writers’ residencies for adults, all teens receive…

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Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline, and Jerel Dye at Brookline Booksmith

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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If pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings — but there’s no convincing Lily Leanchops of Pigs Might Fly by Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft — and there’s no time for a test run. In Making Scents by Arthur Yorinks with Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, Mickey’s parents are crazy about canines. Naturally, they’re raising their son as if he was a…

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Nancy Tupper Ling at the Framingham Barnes & Noble

July 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Framingham Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Join the Framingham Barnes & Noble for a visit with author Nancy Tupper Ling! Nancy will be sharing her warm, lyrical picture book Double Happiness.

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Tui T. Sutherland at Newtonville Books

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd.
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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About Darkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire Book 10) Qibli knows Darkstalker must be stopped. And he knows he could stop him — if he had magic. With even a sliver of the ancient dragon’s all-powerful scroll, Qibli could rewrite history the right way: end war forever; make every dragon happy; perhaps even cast a very small spell so that everyone would like him. Instead, as Darkstalker’s dangerous influence spreads across Pyrrhia, entrancing or killing every dragon in the seven…

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Leda Schubert at Porter Square Books

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Listen. There was nobody like Pete Seeger. Wherever he went, he got people singing.  With his head thrown back and his Adam's apple bouncing,  picking his long-necked banjo or strumming his twelve-string guitar,  Pete sang old songs,  new songs,  new words to old songs,  and songs he made up. In Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, the gorgeously written and illustrated tribute to legendary musician and activist Pete Seeger, author Leda Schubert highlights major musical events in Mr. Seeger's…

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August 2017

Grub Street “Drop into Writing: Creative Explorations for Teens” at the BPL’s Mattapan Branch

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126 United States
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Drop into one session just to write alongside other creatives, or come to all the sessions to keep your writing muscles limber. Whatever suits you! This is about jump-starting your writing with a creative professional as your guide. Each session is designed to spark new ideas and/or shape existing writing projects. Exercises and topics range from silly to dramatic, each of them stretching our creativity. Write a sentence, a page, or twenty pages! The goal is to leave real-world responsibilities…

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Grub Street “Drop into Writing: Creative Explorations for Teens” at the BPL’s Mattapan Branch

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126 United States
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Drop into one session just to write alongside other creatives, or come to all the sessions to keep your writing muscles limber. Whatever suits you! This is about jump-starting your writing with a creative professional as your guide. Each session is designed to spark new ideas and/or shape existing writing projects. Exercises and topics range from silly to dramatic, each of them stretching our creativity. Write a sentence, a page, or twenty pages! The goal is to leave real-world responsibilities…

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