May 2011 Events

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National Share a Story Month~ United Kingdom

Get Caught Reading Month~ USA

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month~ USA

Asian Heritage Month~ Canada

Discover Children’s Story Centre Events~ London, United Kingdom

International Youth Library Exhibits~ Munich, Germany

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

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

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

Mirror, an Exhibition by Children’s Author and Artist Jeannie Baker~ Australia

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Events

Feria del Libro~ ongoing until May 5, Santiago, Chile

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week~ ongoing until May 7, Canada

Buenos Aires Book Fair~ ongoing until May 9, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Art, Children’s Literature, and the Environment: Art and Photography from Green Earth Book Award Recipients~ ongoing until May 15, Salisbury, MD, USA

Booktopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival~ ongoing until May 15, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Reading Crusade 2011~ ongoing until May 23, Christchurch, New Zealand

Look! The Art of Australian Picture Books Today~ ongoing until May 29, Melbourne, Australia

The Art Institute of Chicago Exhibit: Real and Imaginary: Three Latin American Artists – Raúl Colón, David Diaz and Yuyi Morales~ ongoing until May 29, Chicago, IL, USA

Mitali Perkins’ 2011 Fire Escape Short Fiction and Poetry Contest~ entries accepted until Jun 1, USA and Canada

Skipping Stones Magazine’s Youth Honor Award Program – Multicultural Awareness and Nature Appreciation~ entries accepted until Jun 25

Golden Kite, Golden Dreams: The SCBWI Awards Exhibit~ ongoing until Jun 24, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

2012 South Asia Book Award~ entries accepted until Dec 31

Exhibits of Winning Entries from the 2011 Growing Up Asian in America Contest~ ongoing until Feb 2012, USA

Paula Yoo’s Third Annual National Picture Book Writing Week~ May 1 – 7

Picture Book Week with Malaysian Illustrators~ May 2 – 7, Bangsar, Malaysia

Children’s Book Week~ May 2 – 8, USA

10º Congreso Nacional de Lectura~ May 3 – 6, Bogota, Columbia

Bogota Book Fair~ May 4 – 16, Bogota, Columbia

Children’s Literature Book Club for Adults Discusses Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Water Hole Waiting by Jane and Christopher Kurtz~ May 5, Fresno, CA, USA

The 5th International Conference on the Fantastic and the Miraculous (FANCUD): In the Mirror of the Past: Journeys from History to HISTORY~ May 5 – 7, Zielona Góra, Poland

The Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood~ May 5 – 7, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

8th Thessaloniki Book Fair and International Conference: Book and Education: What Has to Change?~ May 5 – 8, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature~ May 5 – 27, London, United Kingdom

BOOKFEST – The Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival~ May 7, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Children’s Literature Council Workshop: Read the Movie? Using Movies Based on Books to Promote Literacy~ May 7, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Children’s Literature Festival~ May 7 – 8, Delhi, India

IRA 56th Annual Convention: The Power of Literacy~ May 8 – 11, Orlando, FL, USA

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival~ May 10 – 15, Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Festival: The Big Read~ May 11, New Zealand

Awâsis 2011 Aboriginal Education Conference~ May 11 – 13, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Adarna House Workshop: Developing Book-Based Lesson Plans~ May 14, Quezon City, Philippines

Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Awards~ May 16, Dublin, Ireland

Sydney Writers’ Festival~ May 16 – 22, Sydney, Australia

6th Annual Storytelling Marathon~ May 16 -22, Quito, Ecuador

2011 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Ceremony~ May 18, Auckland, New Zealand

Library of the Early Mind Screening~ May 19, Westmount, QC, Canada

Rutgers University Conference: Multiple Childhoods / Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies~ May 19 – 21, Camden, NJ, USA

Mountain Echoes – A Literary Festival~ May 20 – 23, Thimphu, Bhutan

UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development~ May 21

Children’s Books Ireland Conference: Get Together: Childrens Books Collaborations~ May 21 -22, Dublin, Ireland

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Week~ May 21 – 30, Sweden

Book Expo America~ May 23 – 26, New York, NY, USA

The Foundation for Children’s Books New England Voices Series~ May 24, Boston, MA, USA

BookExpo America~ May 24 – 26, New York, NY, USA

Library and Information Week~ May 24 – 30, Australia

AFCC Panel Discussion: Building a Nation of Readers via Web 2.0 An Introduction to Kidlitosphere and the YA Blogosphere by Corinne Robson (, Tarie Sabido ( and Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal ( May 25, Singapore

A Collective Children’s Book Launch by Coonoor Kripalani (in English & Hindi)~ May 25, Singapore

International Latino Book Awards~ May 25, New York, NY, USA

National Simultaneous Storytime: Feathers for Phoebe by Rod Clement~ May 25, Australia

Reading Matters: Youth Day~ May 26, Melbourne, Australia

Reading Matters: My Favourite Children’s Book~ May 26, Melbourne, Australia

Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)~ May 26 – 28, Singapore

American Literature Association 22nd Annual Conference~ May 26 – 29, Boston, MA, USA

Book Blogger Convention~ May 27, New York City, NY, USA

Reading Matters Conference~ May 27 – 28, Melbourne, Australia

Librasia 2011 – The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship~ May 27 – 30, Osaka, Japan

World Book Fair~ May 27 – Jun 5, Singapore

World Village Festival~ May 28 – 29, Helsinki, Finland

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2011: Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places~ May 28 – Jun 4, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The Guardian Hay Festival: A Festival for Tots, Teens and In-Betweens~ May 28 – Jun 5, United Kingdom

Museum of Childhood Exhibit: Author and Illustrator Judith Kerr~ May 28 – Sep 4, London, United Kingdom

Master Class on Picture Books with Anushka Ravishankar, Gavin Bishop and John Mckenzie ~ May 29 – 30, Singapore

One Response to “May 2011 Events”

  1. Myra of GatheringBooks Says:

    Yay! It’s May! See you here in Singapore. =)