Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Network and Book Events

Network Events

Other Side Peninsula Kidlit invites all children’s book writers and illustrators to join us for a Kidlit Drink Night at the Old Whiskey Mill, Water St. Port Townsend Thursday April 5th, 7 pm. Schmooze, network and find like minded children’s book lovers, published or pre-published welcome.

Here’s what’s  happening up north in April (and a sneak peek for May):

Northern Network Sip and Scribe!
*Note: Change of Date!
Due to spring break, we are meeting on the SECOND Wednesday this month.
Come with a current work in progress to… make progress on! Sip a hot beverage and write or illustrate together, then share if you dare! 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Bellingham Barnes & Noble (4099 Meridian Street)
Questions? Email Rebecca Van Slyke at
[That’s rebecca(underscore)vanslyke(at)hotmail(dot)com.]*Sneak Peek for May 2nd Meeting:Using Mentor Texts to Inform Your Work

Book Events

April 2
Turn This Book into a Beehive with Lynn Brunelle at Third Place Books at LFP.

April 3
Michele Bacon launches her next YA, Antipodes, at Secret Garden Books! With cake!

April 5
Join Newbery Medal winner Katherine Applegate at Third Place Books in Seward Park for her latest picture book, Sometimes You Fly.

April 7
Help Will Taylor celebrate his middle grade debut, Maggie and Abby's Neverending Pillow Fort at University Bookstore

April 8
Head to University Bookstore for a special storytime with illustrator Tim Miller and Snappsy the Alligator.

April 12
#1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series, Veronica Roth, brings the second book in her Carve of the Mark duology, The Fates Divided, to University Bookstore.

April 12

Fans of middle grade urban fantasy should head to Eagle Harbor to celebrate Ben Guterson's Winterhouse. 

April 13
That busy bee Lynn Brunelle launches Turn This Book into a Beehive at Eagle Harbor Books for a book launch geared toward adults.

April 14
Missed Tim Miller's story time at University Bookstore? Catch him at Third Place Books in Seward Park. 

April 20

Head to Browsers for a book party and art show with Nikki McClure! 

April 21
Lynn Brunelle at Third Place in Seward Park this time!

April 21
Fans of middle grade urban fantasy should head to Village Books to celebrate Ben Guterson's Winterhouse. 

April 27
It's quiet uptown, so head to University Bookstore to meet #1 New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz as she introduces Love & War, the sequel to bestseller Alex & Eliza.

April 28
Help Corinna Luyken celebrate her Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award at Browsers in Olympia. 

April 29
Join Suzanne Selfors and Lynn Brunelle as they kick off Children's Book Week at Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo! Prizes, treats, and more!

Events will be added periodically.  Did we miss something? 

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