Events

2018

 

June

6/2   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Books-A-Million, Concord, 1:00-3:00 PM

6/4   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

6/10   Convention: Kids Con New England with Emily Drouin, the Radisson, Nashua

6/11   Write-In: Join us at The Coffee Factory in Derry for some writing time in the wild. 9:00 AM until our typing fingers are tired.

6/14   Things We Haven’t Said reading and discussion with Erin E. Moulton at The Bookery in Manchester

6/16 – 9/9   Exhibition: Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester.

6/30   Book signing & meet the author: Tiny Infinities with J. H. Diehl. White Birch Books, North Conway, 3:00-5:00 PM

July

7/2   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

7/8   Event: Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will speak about their collaboration on Tamed and Untamed, to be recorded for broadcast on NHPR. Monadnock Lyceum, Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough, 10:30 AM

7/24   New Words Night at Derry Public Library. Authors join us to eat some food, chat and read some of your new stuff!

7/28   Event: Beatrix Potter Day featuring illustrators Tess Feltes and Teri Weidner. Activities include storytime, plein air painting/drawing, and birthday cake. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion state park, Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

August

8/2   Book signing & author talk: Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl. Madison Library, Madison, 7:00 PM

8/4   Book signing & meet the author: Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl. Bayswater Books, Center Harbor, 1:00-3:00 PM

September

October

10/1   Book birthday: Counting Dinos by Eric Pinder, illustrated by Junissa Bianda

10/9   Book birthday: Quiet by Tomie dePaola

November

December

12/6   Book discussion: the book group at the Dunbarton Congregational Church has selected Joyce Ray‘s Feathers & Trumpets: A Story of Hildegard of Bingen as their featured book this month!

 

PAST EVENTS:

2018

January

1/2   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

1/5   Write-in! Join us at the Coffee Factory in Derry, 9:00 AM

1/5   Speaker: “Writing, Reading & the Empathy Instinct,” Virginia Macgregor, St. Paul’s School, Concord

1/9   Book birthday and launch: The Last Gargoyle by Paul Durham Water Street Book Store in Exeter, NH, 5:00 PM

1/14   Storytime Reading/Presentation: Flashlight Night and poetry with Matt Forrest Esenwine at the Hopkinton Town Library, 4:00-5:00 PM

1/16   Writers in Winter, free 6-week writing workshop with Rebecca Rule and Adi Rule at the Chesley Memorial Library, Northwood, 2:00-3:30 PM

1/23   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

1/25   Write-in! Join us at The Works in Durham, 9:00 AM

1/26   Write-in! Join us at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, 9:00 AM

1/27   Workshop: NH Writers Project Presents Making Magic for Kids: Writing and Publishing MG and YA Speculative Fiction with Adi Rule and Erin E. Moulton. Registration Required.

1/30   Book birthday: Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge

1/30   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

February

2/3   Book launch: Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA, 3:00 PM

2/6   Book birthday: The Perfect Pillow by Eric Pinder, illustrated by Chris Sheban

2/6   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

2/6   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

2/10   Storytime: Join Eric Pinder at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, 11:00 AM

2/13   Book birthday: School People, a children’s poetry anthology featuring Matt Forrest Esenwine

2/13   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

2/17   Book signing: Eric Pinder at White Birch Books, North Conway, 3:00 PM

2/20   Writers in Winter (see 1/16)

2/26-3/2   Author residency: David Elliott, Clayton B. Ofstad Visiting Writer at Truman State University

March

3/3   Conference: Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers Conference, Terry Farish, keynote speaker

3/5   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

3/6   Book birthday: The Clown of God, redesigned, by Tomie dePaola

3/13   Book birthday: Things We Haven’t Said, edited by Erin E. Moulton

3/15   Book launch: Things We Haven’t Said, edited by Erin E. Moulton, Water Street Books in Exeter, 7:00 PM

3/12-3/16   Author residency: Adi Rule in Canaan, VT and Colebrook, NH

3/13   Presentation: “Embracing Disabilities in Books and in Life” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, featuring her book Janine, at the SDE New England Conference for Pre K-2, Manchester

3/15   Talk/signing: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery at the Fiske Free Library in Claremont, 6:00 PM

3/20   Book birthday: In the Past by David Elliott and Matthew Trueman

3/27   Book birthday: Strega Nona’s Magic Ring, redesigned, by Tomie dePaola

3/29   Workshop: Terry Farish visits the Bates College Young Writers Program. Brunswick, ME

April

4/2   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

4/3   Book birthday: In a Small Kingdom by Tomie dePaola

4/5   Event: Marty Kelley and musician Steve Blunt. Barnes & Noble, Nashua

4/7   Derry Author Fest at the Derry Public Library, featuring a whole bunch of Kidlit603 folks! 9:50 AM-4:00 PM

4/7   Event: Picture Book Fair featuring Gina Perry, Gaia Cornwall, Allison Goldberg, and Jannie Ho. Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA, 10:30 AM.

4/13   Event: David Elliot presents In the Past, a poetry picture book illustrated by Matthew Trueman. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 6:00 PM

4/14   Event: Children’s Author Day at the Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough and Keene, with Matt Forrest Esenwine, Deborah Bruss, and Ryan O’Rourke

4/14   Conference: 603: The Writers’ Conference: Writing from the Heart. NH Writers Project, Southern NH University, Manchester

4/15   Event: Virginia Macgregor presents her adult novel, Before I Was Yours. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 3:00 PM

4/17   Book birthday & Launch party: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA, 7:00 PM

4/18   Skype event: Worldwide Read-Aloud Revival interview with Tomie dePaola, 7:00 PM

4/26   Storytime: Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss present Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People. Pillsbury Free Library, Warner, 10:30 AM

4/26   Event: Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll & Read!: Marty Kelley and Steve Blunt present original songs and stories. Durham Public Library, 10:30 AM

4/27   Conference: Author panel with Sandra Neil Wallace, Adi Rule, Megan Frazer Blakemore, David A. Kelly, and Kim Savage at the New England Association of Independent School Librarians (NEAISL) Annual Conference. Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME

4/28   Book signing: Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace. Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, 2:00 PM

4/28   Independent Bookstore Day! Show your local bookstore some love. Events and promotions at various locations.

4/29   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! by Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss, MainStreet BookEnds, Warner, 2:00 PM

May

5/5   Event: Free Comic Book Day featuring Emily Drouin. Double Midnight Comics, Concord, 10:45 AM

5/5   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Barnes & Noble, Nashua, 1:00 PM

5/7   Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project

5/12   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 11:00 AM

5/16   Book signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Concord Hospital Gift Shop, Concord, 12:00 PM

5/19   Reading & signing: Don’t Ask a Dinosaur! and School People with Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss. Barnes & Noble, Salem, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM