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 203, The Loft Literary Center @ Open Book*

1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis MN

WHEN:              Monday, October 1 2018, 7-8:30pm

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

At our October Salon, Timi Bliss (IN SEARCH OF THE SANDMAN) will share her self-publishing journey and answer your questions about the benefits and challenges of indie publishing in the digital age.

Timi Bliss is an emerging children’s book author and illustrator whose stories prominently feature Black characters yet have universal storylines relatable to readers of all races. Her debut book, In Search of the Sandman, is available at Creative Kidstuff toy stores and Amazon.com. In 2018, she was awarded a McKnight Foundation funded Minnesota Regional Arts Council Next Step Fund grant to attend national book fairs and conferences to reach new communities and markets to advance her writing career.

Save the date: Our next Salon will be November 5th and the topic will be SCHOOL VISITS with David LaRochelle and Lisa Bolt Simons.

*Salon has been moved back down to the second floor for this fiscal year.

Subscribe to my newsletter (right sidebar) to receive Salon reminders in your email as well as other announcements, book recommendations, and links.

Readings & Signings

Join me for a QUEER YA reading & celebration!

October 8th, 2pm, at the Loft Literary Center

Find details and RSVP here.

Second Story Reading Series, in collaboration with Queer Voices Reading Series, will host a Queer YA event featuring readings by local authors, a panel discussion, and book sales by Addendum Books. Author Molly Beth Griffin (Silhouette of a Sparrow) will read from a young adult novel in progress, as part of a 2017 Minnesota Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

This project was funded, in part, by by the Minnesota State Legislature from the state’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

We will have ASL interpreters! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make this event accessible for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from 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.

New Brighton Librarynorth st. paul library

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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