Graphic novelist Stephan Pastis, author of the “Timmy Failure” series, presents a program in the Center for the Book’s Young Readers Center

May 2020

May 4–10

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May 11–17

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May 18–24

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May 25–31

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June 2020

June 1–7

  • June 1
    Texas Center for the Book
    Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award Nominations Open: The nomination period for the Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award is June 1–September 1 every year and the winning organization receives a $2,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy.
  • June 1, 11 AM - 3 PM EDT (10 AM - 2 PM CDT)
    North Dakota Center for the Book
    Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff: North Dakota libraries are coming together for a virtual statewide summer reading kickoff starting on June 1 and ending on June 5 (10 AM to 2 PM CDT) consisting of storytime, craft projects, and STEM activities online.
  • June 4, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE with Miyazakiworld: Japanese Animation and Global Popular Culture with Susan Napier and Shilpa Davé: Join Susan Napier, author of “Miyazakiworld,” and Shilpa Davé as they discuss the life and work of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • June 4, 7 PM EDT
    Empire State Center for the Book
    Literary Landmark Tour: Rocco Staino, Director of the Empire State Center for the Book, will lead a virtual tour of the 18 Literary Landmarks in New York City. Tour will be held via Zoom. Email Rocco Staino at rocco.staino@gmail.com to register for the event and receive the Zoom link.
  • June 7, 8 PM EDT (7 PM CDT)
    Tennessee Center for the Book
    Young Writers’ Workshop: World Wide Web Edition Begins: The Young Writers’ Workshop provides students an opportunity to explore their writing passion and hone their craft among peers and under the encouragement of professional, published writers. Registration required.

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June 8–14

  • June 9, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Ellen Crosby & Art Taylor Talk Crime: Join highly-acclaimed crime writers Ellen Crosby and Art Taylor as they discuss their newest books, creating complex characters, and writing crime fiction; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • June 11, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “The Prettiest Star” with Carter Sickels & Cassius Adair: Join author Carter Sickels as he discusses his novel, “The Prettiest Star” (one of O Magazine’s “31 LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020”), with Cassius Adair; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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June 15–21

  • June 16, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “Becoming RBG” with Debbie Levy & Tasha Birckhead: Join author Debbie Levy as she discusses her graphic novel, “Becoming RBG,” with Tasha Birckhead; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • June 18, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “Usual Cruelty” with Alec Karakatsanis & Eric Riback: Join author Alec Karakatsanis as he discusses his book “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System,” in conversation with Eric Riback; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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June 22–28

  • June 23, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “The Lost Book of Adana Moreau” with Michael Zapata & Meredith Cole: Join author Michael Zapata as he discusses his debut novel, “The Lost Book of Adana Moreau,” with Meredith Cole; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • June 25, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “The Truth Is” with NoNieqa Ramos & Amber McBride: Join young adult author NoNieqa Ramos as she discusses her novel, “The Truth Is,” with Amber McBride; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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June 29–30

  • June 30
    Illinois Center for the Book
    Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Postmark Deadline: The Illinois Emerging Writers Competition is an annual statewide poetry contest to recognize new literary talent. Additional information and forms accessible here.
  • June 30, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “LGBTQ Fiction & Poetry from Appalachia” with Jeff Mann, Julia Watts & Maggie Anderson: Join co-editors Jeff Mann and Julia Watts, and contributing writer Maggie Anderson, for a discussion of identity, publishing, and community as related to their recent anthology, “LGBTQ Fiction & Poetry from Appalachia”; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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