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Free Children's Book Sessions in NH

01 Apr 2016 11:02 AM | Anonymous

The Portsmouth Public Library and Kit Lit Universe have teamed up to present a new series of programming to explore what it takes to navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. Professionals in the field will talk about picture books and middle grade and young adult novels.

The first Author-To-Author event will take place at the Portsmouth Public Library on Wednesday, April 13 at 10 AM with literary agent and author Ammi-Joan Paquette as the guest speaker. Ammi-Joan is the author of the Princess Juniper series, for which book #2, Princess Juniper of the Anju is out this year. In her non-writing life, she is a senior literary agent with Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your career—whether you’re published or pre-published—you’re invited to come share, learn, and network with other children’s book writers and illustrators. The free sessions for adults will begin with a presentation and question & answer period in the Levenson Room of the Portsmouth Public Library (175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH.) A book signing, open to all ages, will be held in the lobby of the library immediately after.

Future events featuring award-winning speakers have been scheduled: Middle grade author Paul Durham will be speaking on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 PM; Picture book illustrator and author Denise Ortakales will be the guest on Wednesday, June 8 at 10 AM.

Kid Lit Universe was formed by IPNE members Amy Ray and Joyce Shor Johnson to create opportunities for authors and illustrators to come together to discuss the craft of writing for children, to learn how to promote and market their work, and to hear from experts in the industry. You can visit the Kit Lit Universe website online, follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook.

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