Thursday, April 2, 2009

What my seven silly girlfriends don't know...Or, Upcoming Author Events!

As you may have seen by our quickly expanding "Mark Your Calendar" section on the right, April and May are jam-packed with authors and contests! Here's a run-down of our up-coming events.

April 19: Mary Ann Hoberman
Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman will be reading and signing on April 19th at noon. Hoberman is the author of over 40 books for children, including the You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series, Seven Silly Eaters, and A House Is a House for Me. The Poetry Foundation has a wonderful article about Hoberman, and the misconception about the simplicity of children's poetry: "Writing well for children can be as mysterious and difficult as learning to make falcon calls."

April 30: Poem In Your Pocket Day

At the end of Poetry Month, celebrate your verse love with us by bringing in a poem to share or swap, and receive 10% off your entire purchase. Don't forget to check out our special Poetry Month display and poetry section for favorites old and new!

April 30: Art and Writing Contest Deadline
I can't tell you enough: We want your kids'/grandkids'/students'/neighbors' artwork and stories! Winners will receive gift certificates and eternal fame on our contest blog. Go here for the full guidelines and to download an entry form.

May 31 (Harvard Graduation week): Sonya Sones
Young adult author Sonya Sones will present her first picture book Violet and Winston, co-written by Bennett Tramer and illustrated by Chris Raschka (yum!) on May 31st at noon. Sones's teen novels in verse include What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know and What My Mother Doesn't Know.

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