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Some children’s authors and illustrators create work for adults as well. In those cases, we’ll mark the entry with (adult).
Ongoing through 9/2 Exhibition: Come Back, Come Back, honoring Old Home Day with artist/writer collaborations with deep NH roots, including Joyce Ray. Twiggs Gallery, Boscawen (adult)
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
8/14 Book Birthday: Too Much! Not Enough! by Gina Perry.
8/14 Performance: Amy Cheney Beach in Words and Music. Marie Harris performs as America’s first prominent female composer, with songs performed by Adi Rule. Langdon Library, Newington, 6:30 PM (adult)
8/14 Book Launch: Too Much! Not Enough! by Gina Perry at Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, 4:00 PM
8/23 Book Event: Too Much! Not Enough! by Gina Perry at Weymouth Tufts Library in Weymouth, MA, 2:00 PM
8/26 Reading/Signing with Gina Perry and Jannie Ho at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore in Acton, MA, 2:00 PM
9/4 Reading, signing, and Q & A: The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson. The Freedom Cafe, Durham, 6:00-8:00 PM
9/7 Book launch: First Generation by Sandra Neil Wallace, to benefit the Children’s Literacy Foundation. Keene Public Library, 6:30 PM
9/8 Reading, signing, and Q & A: The Splintered Light by Ginger Johnson. Water Street Books, Exeter, 3:00-5:00 PM
9/22 Reading and Signing with Jannie Ho, Jennifer E. Morris and Gina Perry. Toadstool Bookshop, Milford (TIME TBD)
9/25 Book birthday: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery (adult)
9/29 Book talk & signing: First Generation by Sandra Neil Wallace. Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, 1:00 PM
9/20 Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, 11:00 AM (adult)
10/1 Book birthday: Counting Dinos by Eric Pinder, illustrated by Junissa Bianda
10/4 Performance: Amy Cheney Beach in Words and Music. Marie Harris performs as America’s first prominent female composer, with songs performed by Adi Rule. Whipple Free Library, New Boston, 6:30 PM (adult)
10/4 Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, 6:30 PM (adult)
10/9 Book birthday: Quiet by Tomie dePaola
10/17 Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. The Bookery, Manchester, 7:00 PM (adult)
10/20 Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, 11:00 AM (adult)
10/24 Book event: The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down by Howard Mansfield. Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord, 5:30 PM (adult)
10/30 Book Birthday: Good Morning Snow Plow by Deborah Bruss.
11/14 Book event: Lita Judge and Mary’s Monster. St. Anselm College, Manchester, 5:00 PM
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!
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
1/23 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
1/30 Book birthday: Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge
1/30 Writers in Winter (see 1/16)
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
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
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 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 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
4/18 Skype event: Worldwide Read-Aloud Revival interview with Tomie dePaola, 7:00 PM
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.
5/5 Event: Free Comic Book Day featuring Emily Drouin. Double Midnight Comics, Concord, 10:45 AM
5/7 Writers’ Night Out: Monthly statewide meet & mingle, hosted by the NH Writers Project
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
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 illustrator Tess Feltes. Activities include storytime, plein air painting/drawing, a fairy house, and birthday cake. Free and open to the public. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion state park, Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM