Events

Twin Cities Picture Book Salon!

It’s a FREE community gathering of picture book writers of all levels who want to support one another’s new endeavors and generate energy around picture book writing in the Twin Cities.  Let’s gather to mix and mingle, keep each other up-to-date with news and announcements, share resources, discuss issues relevant to modern picture book writing.

Bring your self and your enthusiasm for picture book writing, and, if you want, your book, business cards, flyers, brochures, etc.  Please pass this invitation on to others who you think might be interested–my contact list is far from complete!  Find our facebook group here.

(Adults only, please. 16+)

WHERE:             Room 303, The Loft Literary Center @ Open Book*

1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis MN

WHEN:               Monday, May 1st, 7-8:30 pm

Snacks and beverages provided.  Suggested donation $5.  Please RSVP: mollybethgriffin@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Join us on May 1st for a special Picture Book Salon with award winning author Joyce Sidman! Joyce will talk about and show dummies from her last two picture books about shapes in nature, Swirl by Swirl and Round. Then we will look at the origins of Before Morning and do some writing ourselves, in the form of invocation poems.

Joyce Sidman’s books have won a Newbery Honor (Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night), and two Caldecott Honors (Song of the Water Boatman and Red Sings from Treetops). In 2013, she received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Children’s Poetry for her body of work. When not roaming the woods of Wayzata with her dog Watson, she teaches poetry writing in schools.

*Salon has been moved to the third floor in 2017.

Save the date: Our next Salon will meet on May 1st.

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Library & Bookstore readings

I’ll be reading from RHODA’S ROCK HUNT at the new Barnes & Noble Galleria on January 14th at 12pm. This is part of a Family Fun Day event with authors all day and the Teddy Bear Band!

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Children’s Book Week readings at New Brighton and North St. Paul libraries in May of 2012, events which served over 70 children plus their adults.

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Screen-free Week readings at Kinderberry Hill Child Development centers, Eden Prairie and Edina, July 2014:

 

 

 

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