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January 2015

Middle-Grade Morning Critique Group at The Writers’ Loft

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Held twice a month. For half the meetings we will ask members to bring 5-10 pages to spontaneously critique, and for the other half we will ask members to send 5-10 pages ahead of time to critique. Please email writersloftma(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like to join!

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$305/members; $330/nonmembers

Writing For Children class begins at GrubStreet

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newton Jewish Community Center,
333 Nahanton St., Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Using extensive examples from contemporary children’s literature, this class will explore the challenges of writing for picture book and middle grade readers. Each week we will look at a different aspect of children’s writing, including questions of plot, structure, character, voice, and theme. The class will include writing exercises and group critique. Students will receive a detailed instructor critique of one complete picture book or early reader manuscript or 10-12 pages of a middle grade project submitted at the end…

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Picture Book Crit Group at The Writers’ Loft

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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The monthly (or twice-monthly) evening picture book critique group. If you are interested in attending or submitting, please feel free to contact Josh Funk at papajfunk[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Kate Axelrod and Wendy Wunder at Porter Square Books

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Kate Axelrod (The Law of Loving Others) and Wendy Wunder (The Museum of Intangible Things) will sign their new books at Porter Square Books. Hours after Emma returns home from boarding school, she realizes that her mom is suffering from a schizophrenic break. Suddenly, Emma’s entire childhood and identity is called into question. Desperate for answers, Emma turns to her boyfriend, Daniel. Will he love her even if she goes crazy too? But it’s the lonely, brooding boy Emma meets…

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Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde at The Blue Bunny

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde celebrate their newest collaboration You and Me, an ode to friendship, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Geoff Edgers at the Concord Free Public Library

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library Fowler Branch,
1322 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Local author Geoff Edgers will talk about his new book Who Is Stan Lee? and discuss the writing and editing process. For grades 4-8. Please register at http://www.concordlibrary.org.

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$5 donation; members free

All-Star Nonfiction Author Panel at The Writers’ Loft

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft,
20 North Main St. #360, Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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On Saturday, January 24th from 1-3pm, join Sarah Albee, Leslie Bulion, Loree Griffin Burns, Susan Goodman, and April Jones Prince for a fascinating panel discussion on writing nonfiction for young readers. From biographies to beetles, bodily functions to bees, these prolific writers have the inside scoop on this increasingly vital segment of publishing. Books by authors will be available for purchase and signing. (Snowdate on January 25th, 1-3pm) This event is open to all. $5 donation; members free.

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Elisabeth Wolf at Book Ends Winchester

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Book Ends Winchester,
559 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Forget the cold and take a trip with Lulu to Honolulu! Elisabeth Wolf returns to Book Ends to talk about Lulu in Honolulu, her second Lulu novel for young readers ages 9 to 12. If only real life were like the movies. The Harrison family’s fabulous Hawaiian vacation has fallen apart, thanks to Lulu’s parents’ massive blockbuster film shoot. Their tightly-scheduled family time has been taken over by extra time on the set — and they’re totally missing out on…

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“Just like Frozen” party with Sarah Mylnowski at the Odyssey Bookshop

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Did you know that the idea for Frozen came from a fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson called “The Snow Queen”? The Odyssey Bookshop’s “Just like Frozen” party celebrates fairytale retellings like Frozen and Sarah Mylnowski’s Whatever After Series. Join us for a “Let it Go” sing along and reading with the author of Whatever After: Cold As Ice. Free Frozen stickers and prizes go to those dressed as a characters from Frozen!  For ages 7-12 Whatever After: Cold As Ice…

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$12/members; $15/nonmembers

40th Anniversary of Tuck Everlasting Celebration with Natalie Babbitt

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY 10025 United States
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The award-winning author discusses her unforgettable novel, first published in 1975, with author Gregory Maguire (Wicked). Babbitt’s classic story centers on a young girl who stumbles upon the mysterious Tuck family and their secret, magic spring. The moving prose and rich imagery have made this story a favorite among young readers. Actress Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Mad Men) and Samuel F. Babbitt perform an excerpts from the novel. Bledel played the role of Winnie Foster in the film version of…

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