May 23, 2012
CONTACT: Holly Thompson
May 23, 6:30 pm at Le Maghreb Chandelier, Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators presents
SCBWI Tokyo Dinner with
Children’s Literature Scholar Leonard Marcus
Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 6:30 pm
Place: Le Maghreb Chandelier (http://www.lemaghreb.jp/chandelier/) 1-12-5 1F Nishiazabu. Minato-ku, Tokyo. Nearest station: Roppongi Station on the Hibiya line or Oedo line. Go out Exit 1C and walk toward Nishi-Azabu crossing; it’s about a 7-minute walk. The restaurant faces the main street and is close to the bottom of the hill but not on the Exit !C side.
For a map see: http://www.lemaghreb.jp/chandelier/about-owner/map.html
Fee: 4,000 yen SCBWI members; 5,000 yen nonmembers; includes course menu and coffee or tea. Menu: http://www.lemaghreb.jp/chandelier/restaurant/partymenu.html
RSVP: Send an email to contact (at) scbwi.jp by Monday, May 21, 2012. Seating is limited; early reservations are recommended.
Join SCBWI Tokyo members for an intimate evening of Moroccan food and book talk with children’s literature scholar Leonard Marcus.
Leonard Marcus is a distinguished children's literature scholar who is also an award-winning writer for kids. His books include Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Golden Legacy; Minders of Make-Believe; Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy; and the recently published Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter—Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators. Leonard is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications and writes a regular column on picture books for The Horn Book. He has served as a judge of the Ragazzi Prize, the National Book Award, and on numerous other prize committees. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit his website: www.leonardmarcus.com and read an interview with Leonard Marcus: www.scbwibologna.org/presenters/interviews/leonard-marcus.php
See also the below opportunities to hear Leonard Marcus speak while he is in Tokyo.
*Japan Society for Children's Literature in English presents
"Modern Books for Modern Times: American Juvenile Publishing of the 1920s and 1930s" by Leonard Marcus
Date: 19 May
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Kawamura Gakuen Women's University
Fee: non-members 500 yen
reservations not required.
*Japan Library Association, JBBY, Children's Library Association presents:
"The Role of Public Libraries in Shaping American Children's Literature, Including the Establishment of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Impact of Librarians in Defining "Good Books" for Children"
Date: 21 May
Time: 2:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m,
Place: Japan Library Association 2 Floor
1-11-14 Shinkawa,Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033
bus from Tokyo station / 20 minute walk from Tokyo station
Fax or email your name, phone number, fax number to:
Children's Library Association
For details call Japan Library Association
* Ferris Women's College presents:
"Two Picture Books Artists: Robert McCloskey-- Make Way for the Ducklings and David Weisner--Tuesday" by Leonard Marcus
Date: 22 May
Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Place:Ferris Women's College Ryokuen Campus
4-5-3 Ryokuen, Izumi-ku, Yokohama
to reserve call the Literature department
* Shirayuri Women'sCollege presents:
"Let the Wild Rumpus Start: Maurice Sendak as Storyteller and Psychologist." by Leonard Marcus
Date: 23 May
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Shirayuri Women's College
nearest station Sengawa on the Keio line.
to reserve send email to: email@example.com
Write "Leonard Marcus lecture" in Subject, and send your name and phone number.