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October 2017

Belmont Books Halloween Storytime

October 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
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Multi-author Halloween-themed Storytime & Book Signing

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Writers’ Loft Workshop: Beyond The Book Launch Party

October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Writers’ Loft, 20 North Main Street
Sherborn, MA United States
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January 2018

Savoy Story Hour

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891 United States
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June 2018

Newburgh Illuminated Festival

June 2

As a part of the Newburgh Illuminated Festival 2018, I'll be joining several children's book authors including Kevin Lewis, Bryan Collier, Nick Bruel and Phil Binder reading and signing books at George Washington’s Headquarters, 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, New York. Fun for the whole family!

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September 2018

Lights, Camera, LAUNCH PARTY!

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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free

(c) 2017 Lorena Alvarez Gomez Everyone's favorite one-girl sensación is BACK in an all-new picture book. Lights, Camera, CARMEN! written by Anika Denise and illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez releases on September 11, 2018. To celebrate, AN UNLIKELY STORY is throwing a cast party... and YOU, readers, are the STARS! Join us for an after-school storytime with a fun DINO craft and snack. Are you ready to walk the red carpet into the story corner? They'll be fun swag, signed books... and…

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NEIBA 2018 Fall Conference

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street
Providence,, RI United States
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Hey, New England booksellers! I’m very happy to be previewing my forthcoming picture book: Planting Stories, The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré at the author reception on September 25, at the 2018 New England Independent Bookseller’s Association fall conference. Click here for the conference schedule information and a list of authors attending.

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October 2018

StoryQuest Writers’ Conference

October 6
$150 – $200

I'm pleased to join faculty members Toni Buzzeo and Matt Tavares for StoryQuest — a full-day writers conference at The Writer's Loft. This one-day, hands-on, mentor-driven session is for picture book writers. Program, cost, and registration information can be found on the StoryQuest page.

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School Library Journal Day of Dialogue Cambridge

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Join School Library Journal for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year and be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside scoop on the hottest books in the world of children's and young adult literature. This event includes a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors as well as breakfast and lunch. Attendees enjoy access to free ARCs…

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Boston Book Festival

October 13

Carmen and I will be at the Boston Book Festival! Schedule info to come!

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December 2018

Holiday Book Bazaar

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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The Writers' Loft is teaming up with An Unlikely Story Bookstore for our 5th annual Holiday Book Bazaar! This year's lineup features over 20 local authors with books for all ages, with one group of authors in the morning (10am-12pm) and a second group of authors in the afternoon (12:30-2:30pm). The event will include book signings, crafts, and activities for the whole family, just in time for the holiday shopping season, plus the official launch of the Loft's poetry anthology,…

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