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Children's Book Guild Programs
2016 - 2017

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Thurs, September 22, 2016 (Note: this is the 4th Thursday of the month) - Welcome back two-time Newbery Medalist and longtime Guild member Katherine Paterson, as she discusses how her National Book Award winning The Great Gilly Hopkins was translated into a major motion picture.
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Thurs, October 20, 2016 - Marketing Children’s Books, or what an in-depth look at consumers and their habits can tell us: This look at the marketing of – and marketplace for - children’s books will feature speaker Kristen McLean, Director of New Business Development at Nielsen Book, where she runs Nielsen’s “deep-dive” consumer study of the children’s book market.
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Thurs, November 17, 2016 - EBooks: What’s going on? Tim Ditlow, Vice President of EPIC!, a subscription service where readers can access more than 10,000 books for kids ages 12 and under, will provide an update on the latest evolution in e-books.
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Thurs, December 8, 2016 - From the Page to the Wall: Bringing Children's Book Art to Life Through Exhibitions will be presented by Lesley Lundgren, Exhibition Manager at the Strathmore. Find out how exhibitions in museums, galleries, libraries, universities and other institutions support high quality children’s literature and illustration.
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Thurs, January 19, 2017 - Meeting Cancelled. Teachers Turned Authors: How teaching experience informs writing and illustrating books for kids will feature Guild members Henry Cole, Laura Murray and Ann McCallum.
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Thurs, February 16, 2017 - Increasing Access to Diverse Content: Creative approaches by nonprofits. Diversity is a topic of critical interest in the children’s book world. Kyle Zimmer of First Book and Brenda Randolph of Africa Access will explain how their respective nonprofit organizations are finding ways to promote, celebrate, and find new audiences for diverse content.

Thurs, March 16, 2017 - Members Only Annual Business Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20015.  The business portion of the meeting will be  followed by a program: The Power of Story and the Process of Getting There: A look at different ways of telling stories. Deborah Taylor moderates a panel of Guild members: narrative non-fiction writer Catherine Reef, novelist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and graphic novelist Alexis Frederick-Frost.

Saturday, April 29, 2017: Presentation of the 40th Annual Children's Book Guild of Washington DC Nonfiction Award
Noon to 3 p.m., Clyde’s Restaurant of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Thurs, May 18, 2017 - Newbery Honor Author Grace Lin in conversation with her editor Alvina Ling.
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June 15, 2017 - Children's Book Illustrators: Introducing Children to Art. The topic will be discussed by author/illustrator Jonathan Bean.
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