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Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Author Event, Global & Multicultural Events, Illustrator & Author Interviews | Comments Off on Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Curious City is proud to be providing the marketing outreach for the Grandfather Gandhi picture books by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Evan Turk (Atheneum) and celebrating the release of Be the Change. Recently, we brought the Grandfather Gandhi team to the Brattleboro Literary Festival and moderated an hour long conversation about these essential picture books.  Thank you to BCTV! Please also explore the website dedicated to the series!   Share...

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The Storyteller Celebrated at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Author Event | Comments Off on The Storyteller Celebrated at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

The Storyteller Celebrated at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

  THE STORYTELLER: The Moroccan Tradition & the Necessity of Telling Tales Brattleboro Literary Festival Saturday, October 15 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Oak Meadow Brooks House Brattleboro, Vermont Share on Facebook For over a 1000 years in Morocco, storytellers have held audiences in thrall. The global economy and technology, as is has in many cultures, has drained this tradition. Award-winning illustrator and author Evan Turk tells a tale of a day in Morocco when the last storyteller sat without an audience and all the fountains had run dry. A thirsty boy was beckoned by that...

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Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Author Event, Podcast | Comments Off on Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

  Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change   Brattleboro Literary Festival Saturday, October 15 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM Centre Congregational Church Brattleboro, Vermont PRINT & SHARE the Event Poster How do we live our lives as light? How do we be the change we wish to see in the world? As a young man, Arun Gandhi explored these very questions with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Those philosophical and political explorations are now featured in the illustrated books for all ages, Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story. Creators,...

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Princess Smack-Down in Vegas

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Author Event, Children's Literature | Comments Off on Princess Smack-Down in Vegas

Princess Smack-Down in Vegas

A bookish discussion in the middle of the bombast of Las Vegas?  Could that happen?  Why, yes. Through the magic of the The Vegas Valley Book Festival (and the grand leadership of Brian Kendall), twelve Curious City and Erin Murphy Literary Agency clients met with 30 classrooms of readers and participated in 8 panels discussions about story and KidLit. Curious City moderated a  panel with children’s authors Ammi-Joan Paquette, Susan Lynn Meyer and Jennifer Ziegler.  Together we discussed “Princesses in Another Guise” or the new mighty girls of middle grade.  We defined...

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Level3’s Reunited Tour Kicks Off

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Author Event, Book Themed Events | 1 comment

LEVEL3 and Dilly Dilly Live at the Library! Free Concert, Free Band MP3’s, Free Book Chapters   Long before there was One Direction, there was LEVEL3.  Luke Dixon, Ryan Hale, and Travis Wyland had taken home two MTV awards and won a Grammy all before they were 18.  Then, to the utter shock of their fans, the boys broke up.   But, LEVEL3 is back together this summer for one short tour with Portland, Maine Indie girl rocker Dilly Dilly.  And they are playing at the Portland Public Library!!   Why our library and not a club or stadium?  Because LEVEL3 has been...

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Raising Readers Presents…Launches

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Author Event, Early Childhood Literacy, Raising Readers | Comments Off on Raising Readers Presents…Launches

  Raising Readers Presents...launched on Read Across America Day with an evening of readings and activities associated with John and Ann Hassett’s picture book, Too Many Frogs!.  Curious City was delighted to help plan and MC the event at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine.     A discussion with pediatrician Dr. Osborne of South Portland Pediatrics about Raising Readers was followed by a reading by the Hassetts and a painting activity that delivered a lesson on the amazing attributes of frogs.   Share...

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