Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

06222015 - SunflowersWe hope all of our friends who are dads had an AWESOME Father’s Day this past weekend! And a happy Summer Solstice from this weekend to all who celebrate that.

Don’t forget our registration deadline for our All-Day Teen Writing Workshop on Saturday, July 11. The $60 registration includes the workshop, lunch, handouts, and individualized advice for members from the instructors. Registration deadline is Friday, July 3.

Instructors Trisha J. Wooldridge and Ann Haywood Leal will talk about writing craft, lead writing activities that students can get critiqued, and discuss publishing possibilities and writing as a career. Workshop participants will have a chance to ask questions and get individualized feedback on their exercises.

June is more than halfway done, so here’s a look at what’s to come…including a sneak peek into July! As always, watch our website and Facebook page for ongoing updates.

Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Winnie-the-Pooh Theme Day: crafts and stories.

Friday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 PM – Worcester Storytellers open mic featuring “Cowboy” Matt Hopewell.

Saturday, June 27, 2:00-4:00 PM – “Have you ever wondered…?” Panel on research and presentation for children’s non-fiction books.

Find out the facts behind writing non-fiction books for children in a panel of authors who do just that. ABSW hosts Nancy Castaldo, Joan Duris, Jane Sutcliffe, Heather Lang, and J. Roach-Evans from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The authors will present an informational panel about their research, how they put their research into a kid-friendly format, working with photographers and illustrators, and more! Have you ever wondered where the beautiful and informational books children read come from? Would you like to hear how authors research and present information for kids? Whether you’re an educator, parent, librarian, writer, or just someone interested in children’s books, this panel is for you.

Monday, June 29, 7:00-9:00 PM – THE FREE PEOPLE’S ARTISTS WORKSHOP. A networking and feedback group for writers, painters, dancers, musicians, potters, craftsmen, composers, and anyone who creates art. Meetings will be every last Monday of the month at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street. This event is co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 PM – “Shelf Series” Employee Talk with Selina Lovett: Virtual Meet & Greet of Literary Legends or “The awesome people I’ve met during years of volunteering at science fiction & fantasy conventions.”

And coming in July…

Saturday July 4 – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! ABSW will be open our regular hours from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Celebrate your freedom to read whatever you like!

Thursday, July 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM—Shelf Series “The Cool Old Women of Doctor Who” with Patty Cryan. ABSW owner and long-time Whovian talks about one of her particular passions about the Doctor Who.

Saturday, July 11, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM—Teen Writing Workshop. Do you have teens in your life interested in writing? Register them for this unique workshop with Ann Haywood Leal and Trisha J. Wooldridge, instructors who have worked in a number of publishing positions—writing, editing, and teaching. Registration cost of $60 includes lunch and handouts is due Friday, July 3.

Thursday, July 16 – Sunday, July 19—Patty will be attending the Northeastern Writers Conference. The store will be open, but there may be some last minute changes in hours. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

NEW EVENT LISTING: Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM—Hafta Craft & Storytime “Fantastic Foxes.” Join us for fox-related crafts and a reading of The Tanglewood Fox.

NEW EVENT LISTING: Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM—Craft and Reading Theme Day: The Berenstain Bears. Stories and crafts around The Berenstain Bears books.

NEW EVENT LISTING: Saturday, July 25, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM—Worcester Needs Diverse Books. Meet authors who are making a difference in the landscape of children’s and YA books through diversity. Join us for an afternoon of readings, discussion of how we can make more children and teens feel like they are part of literature, and a Q&A session with authors, illustrators, and editors.

Of course, as a reminder, our regular events are…

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday at 7:00PM (sharing space last Monday of the month with The Free People’s Artists Workshop). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

Hafta Craft & Storytime Family Drop-in, the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. June’s theme will be Fantastic Foxes. Children must be accompanied by an adult for duration of stay.

Worcester Storytellers, the fourth Friday of every month from 7-8:30 PM. For the complete updates and schedules, follow Worcester Storytellers on Facebook!

The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the last Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association.

As always, watch ABSW calendar and our Facebook Page for more details and updates.

May your world be filled with wonderful words!

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