March 2013 Events

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Freedom to Read Week~ ongoing until Mar 2, Canada

Children’s Literature and Social Justice~ ongoing until Mar 19, Portland, OR, USA

Tall Tales & Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón~ ongoing until Mar 29, Abilene, TX,USA

AFCC’s Book Illustrators Gallery~ submissions accepted until Mar 31, Singapore

Sun Gallery’s Twenty-third Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit~ ongoing until Apr 6, Hayward, CA, USA

Skipping Stones Youth Honor Awards Celebrating Multicultural Awareness, International Understanding and Nature Appreciation~ submissions accepted until June 25, USA

Carle Museum Exhibition: The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration~ ongoing until June 30, Amherst, MA, USA

Maurice Sendak Symposium at The University of British Columbia~ Mar 1, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Read Across America Day ~ Mar 1, USA

Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival~ Mar 1 – 2, Redlands, CA, USA

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices Day and Presentation of the Charlotte Zolotow Award~ Mar 2, Madison, WI, USA

Children’s Books Week~ Mar 2 – 7, Belgium

Shanghai International Literary Festival~ Mar 2 – 18, Shanghai, China

Share a Story – Shape a Future, A Blog Tour for Literacy~ Mar 4 – 8

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (Children’s Program)~ Mar 5 – 9, Dubai

World Read Aloud Day: Take Action for Global Literacy, Celebrate the Power of Words, Change the World~ Mar 6

World Book Day~ Mar 7

TARA (The Arabian Reading Association) Annual Conference ~ Mar 7 – 9, Manama, Bahrain

44th Annual Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference on Children’s Literature~ Mar 8 – 9, Athens, GA, USA

YALSA’s Teen Tech Week~ Mar 10 – 16, USA

Children’s Literature Conference~ Mar 15, DeKalb, IL, USA

45th Annual  Children’s Literature Festival~ Mar 17 – 19, Warrensburg, MO, USA

World Storytelling Day~ Mar 20

UNESCO International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination~ Mar 21

UNESCO World Poetry Day (UNESCO)~ Mar 21

Harmony Day: Many Stories – One Australia~ Mar 21, Australia

Chapter & Verse’s Monthly Meeting (A Book Club for Adults Discussing Children’s Lit)~ Mar 21, USA

Paris Book Fair~ Mar 22 – 25, Porte de Versailles, France 

Children’s Book Festival~ Mar 24, Melbourne, Australia

paw_sm3Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Guest of Honour: Sweden~ Mar 25 – 28, Bologna,Italy

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Winners Announced~ Mar 26, Vimmerby, Sweden

41st National Book Fair and 11th Bangkok international Book Fair~ Mar 29 – Apr 8, Bangkok, Thailand

The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) Exhibits and Programs~ Fremantle, Australia

Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art Exhibits~ Riddells Creek, Australia

Books Illustrated Events and Exhibitions~ Middle Park, Australia

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

Tulika Book Events~ India

International Library of Children’s Literature Events~ Tokyo, Japan

Newcastle University Programme of Talks on Children’s Books for 2011-2012~ Newcastle, United Kingdom

Seven Stories (the National Home of Children’s Books in Britain) Events~ Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Discover Children’s Story Centre~ London, United Kingdom

Arne Nixon Center’s Children’s Literature Book Clubs for Adults Events~ USA

Events Sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress~ USA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art~ Amherst, MA, USA

The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibits~ Abilene, TX, USA

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events


One Response to “March 2013 Events”

  1. Vivian Kirkfield Says:

    Corinne…what a fantastic run-down of great kid-lit events all over the world…I so appreciate this and will pass it along on FB, etc.

    There are many I would love to take part in…but I already have too much on my plate and not enough money in my wallet.:)

    On Google+, there has been a surge of Parenting/Kid Lit activity for this coming month with many bloggers taking part in chats and discussions and activities that center around encouraging children to love books and reading.