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The Contemporary Jewish Museum Hosts Exhibit On J. Otto Seibold

Mr LunchThe Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibit shining the spotlight on children’s books illustrator J. Otto Seibold.

The “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” art show was organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mr. Lunch book series. It focuses on the three books: Mr. Lunch Borrows a CanoeFree Lunch, and Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride.

Pieces of original artwork have been put on display. Seibold designed an interactive area so that visitors can explore new Mr. Lunch content. A closing date has been set for March 08, 2015.

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Indies First & Gloria Steinem Get Booked

Indies FirstHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Children’s author Maureen Kanefield will appear at the University Avenue Discovery Center to deliver a reading. See her on Monday, November 24th starting 3 p.m. (Madison, WI)

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The Grolier Club is Hosting the ‘Quotations of Chairman Mao’ Exhibit

getImageThe Grolier Club is hosting an exhibit focused on the “Quotations of Chairman Mao.”

Here’s more from The New York Times: “The exhibition begins at the beginning, and even before, with several precursor anthologies that can be seen as steppingstones to the Quotations, first issued with a white paper cover in spring 1964. Vinyl bindings in three shades of blue were tried out, but within a few months, the red vinyl cover with an incised red star in the center, now familiar, appeared, and red it remained, all over the world. One of the more arresting display cases includes nearly identical copies of the Quotations in dozens of languages, from Albanian to Uighur.”

Justin G. Schiller, a collector and rare bookseller, loaned many items for this display. It was organized in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Communist leader’s little red book. A closing date has been scheduled for January 10, 2015. Follow this link to read an English translation of some of the text.

The Joslyn Art Museum Hosts Exhibit On Graphic Novels

PrintWhat does it take to create artwork for comic books?

The Joslyn Art Museum is hosting an exhibit called “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels.” This art show shines the spotlight on works by Smile graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier, Akiko series creator Mark Crilley, Big Nate series creator Lincoln Peirce, Lunch Lady series creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Babymouse series artist Matthew Holm.

Attendees will see sketches, ink drawings, mixed media pieces, computer-generated illustrations, storyboards, and cover art. A closing date for this exhibition has been set for March 29, 2015.

Pen Parentis & The Thalia Book Club Get Booked

symphonyHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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The topic of the forthcoming Pen Parentis Literary Salon will be “Risqué Words.” Check it out on Tuesday, November 11th at The Andaz Hotel from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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YALLFEST Announces New West Coast Event

YALLWESTOver the weekend, the organizers behind YALLFEST announced the launch of a new West Coast-based sister event called YALLWEST. The 2015 dates for both festivals were also revealed.

YALLWEST will take place in Santa Monica, CA from April 11th-12th, 2015. YALLFEST will follow later on in the year in Charleston, SC from November 13th-14th, 2015.

Librarian Robert Graves announced on Twitter that he will be working on the programming for YALLWEST. Several writers will also be taking part on the YALLWEST team: Holly Goldberg Sloan, Pseudonymous Bosch, Brendan Reichs, Tahereh Mafi, Margaret Stohl, Marie Lu, Ransom Riggs, Leigh Bardugo, and Melissa de la Cruz.

Art Gallery of Ontario to Host ‘Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective’

Art SpiegelmanThe Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will host “Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective.”

Visitors will see 300 different items such as trading cards, magazine covers, and original manuscripts of the comic Maus. This art show will run from December 20, 2014 until March 14, 2015.

Here’s more from the AGO website: “Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective was organized for the 2012 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, by Rina Zavagli-Mattotti and is presented at the AGO in collaboration with The Jewish Museum, New York. The exhibition has travelled to the Library of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; The Jewish Museum, New York; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The AGO is the exhibition’s only Toronto venue.”

Martin Short & Kathryn Harrison Get Booked

Martin ShortHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Martin Short will appear to sign copies of his new memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend. Meet him on Monday, November 3rd at Barnes & Noble (Union Square) starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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The Brooklyn Public Library Hosts the ‘Mixing It Up with Hervé Tullet’ Exhibit

We Need a TitleThe Brooklyn Public Library is hosting the “Mixing It Up with Hervé Tullet” exhibit. It explores all of the different sources of inspiration for Tullet’s books.

This art show opened in conjunction with the release of Tullet’s latest title, Help! We Need a Title!. Follow this link to watch a video of him reading from the book.

Visitors will find this exhibition in the grand lobby of the Central Library branch. A closing date has been scheduled for February 01, 2015.

Poetry, Dylan Thomas, & The Louisiana Book Festival Get Booked

92YHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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The NYC Youth Poet Laureate Final Competition will take place inside the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Join in on Thursday, October 30th starting 7:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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