30 April 2009

PEN New England Children’s Book Discovery Evening for 2009

This Sunday, 3 May, PEN New England’s Children's Book Committee (formerly a “caucus”) is hosting its annual Discovery Evening at Lesley University.

This year's winners of the Susan P. Bloom Award for unpublished writers include the hard-working facilitator of one of the writing groups I attend: Maria Gianferrari for her nonfiction picture book, Terrific Tongues. So huzzah for Maria!

The other honorees will be:

  • Anna Staniszewski for her middle grade novel, The Tinkerers
  • J. James Keels for his YA novel, Starving Hysterical Naked
  • Shelagh Smith for her YA novel, A Mouthful of Straw
All four writers will read from their promising works, and then there will be a reception, free to the public.

The event starts at 6:30 PM in the Amphitheatre in University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. There’s even parking in the lot behind the hall.

(Giraffe tongue by William Warby, via Flickr.)

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