Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 24, 2010

Book Expo of America

Are you going to the BEA in May?Maybe you live near NYC.  If so, you are invited to a couple of events.  Sounds like a good time.
Illustrator’s please see opportunity, at the bottom, to get your work seen.
Come celebrate the launch of a new children’s book — One of Us, by Peggy Moss, about bravely being who you are! Bring the kids to Book
Culture on Broadway (Broadway at 114th St.) at 4:00pm for their very
own book launch, recommended for ages 5-11. They’ll be one of the first
to hear this brand-new story, read by the author, and will see
first-hand how a book is made. Then they’ll dive into the glue &
glitter with illustrator Penny Weber to create their very own starring
characters!  (Penny is a wonderful illustrator.  It should be great fun to see her in action.)
At 6:00, the party will move to Book Culture on 112th St (Between
Broadway & Amsterdam). Come hear amazing speakers, including author &
educator Lyn Mikel Brown (Packaging Girlhood), children’s
author/illustrator Dimitrea Tokunbo and her daughters, and girls &
women advocate and humorist Betsy Sweet. Then stay on to enjoy music by
singer/songwriter & disability advocate Brooke Fox, booksignings,
interactive art projects, refreshments, prizes, and lots more! And
don’t miss the exhibit of self-portraits by children’s book
illustrators, on display all week at Book Culture and on sale to
benefit Powered by Girl.
For more information, call Book Culture at (212) 865-1588 or visit
www.bookculture.comThis events sounds like it is free.  If you want to go to the party at 8:30 pm below, then it will cost you $20 to get in. 
Reception at Community Food & Juice (2893 Broadway, betw. 112th & 113th)
Monday, May 24, 8:30-10pm
Tickets: $20 ($15 if ordered from 4/19 – 4/24), include an amazing
spread of snacks, live music, gift bags, and all kinds of prizes. Cash
bar.  It will be a great chance for networking, and a fun kickoff to both
BookExpo and NY Book Week!
For tickets and more info, go to:
Please feel free to spread the word to your friends & contacts –  all
are welcome, as space lasts.
Sarah McGinnis, Publicity
Tilbury House, Publishers
103 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
says, “We are also still looking for children’s book illustrators to contribute postcard-sized works for our exhibit at Book Culture, on sale to benefit Powered by Girl. Works received by May 15 will be guaranteed placement in the show.”  
Talk soon,


  1. This was such a great event thanks for posting it.


    • It is a great event, but exhausting.



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