Friday, August 26, 2011

September Appearances

I'll see you at the Schulz Museum this weekend in Santa Rosa, CA, which reminds me that the fall is coming and I'll be hitting the road for a few, fun visits on the east coast.  Each event will be very different, which is cool.

Remember to check with the venue regarding signing policies, etc. and to confirm the schedule.  The information below is the best that I have at the time.


Friday September 16, starting at 8:30 am
Pittsburgh, PA: "A Day with Mo Willems"


Duquesne University, Power Center Fifth Floor Ballroom 1015 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

This is a program for educators and children.  I'll be reading to kids in the morning, then speaking to teachers and their ilk at a luncheon.  A signed book is included in the program and there will be other books available for sale.  Should be good fun.


You must register with the University to attend. Registration is here.



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A sweaty Mo, borough president Marty Markowitz, and loveable scamps.


Sunday September 18,  11 am

Brooklyn, NY: "Brooklyn Book Fest"

BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL, 209 JORALEMON STREET



The Brooklyn Book Festival is always a favorite place to see some old neighbors and author pals.  I've been there every year except for last year, so I'm looking forward to reading and signing and watching and buying books and having a ball.


This event is open to the public.

That's it for September, but don't worry October will be a busy month including a very special sculpture installation and a mini-tour for Elephant and Piggie's upcoming HAPPY PIG DAY! (including a real elephant at one venue!) So, if you're around New Jersey, Philly, Washington DC, and Boston stay tuned.



Speaking of Boston, here's a very nice review of HOORAY FOR AMANDA AND HER ALLIGATOR in the Boston Globe where they say:


"Mo Willems is to our era what Margaret Wise Brown was a half century ago...Amanda and Alligator join the ranks of other great children’s book best friends: Frog and Toad; George and Martha; Dog and Bear. Hooray for them, and for Mo Willems."

Yup, that's me blushing.