Leonard S. Marcus
Children's Book Historian, Author, Critic
                       
            Leonard S. Marcus      
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
 
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Calendar - 2014
January
NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art for Golden Books,” continues at the Cincinnati Public Library, through March 23, 2014.
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STOCKBRIDGE, MA: Leonard joins David Macaulay and Wendell Minor at the Norman Rockwell Museum's symposium for educators.
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NEW YORK, NY: The spring semester of “The Literature of Children and Adolescents,” co-taught by Leonard and Dr. Daniela Montalto, begins at New York University.
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February
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard takes part in a panel discussion about censorship and children's literature at the New York Public Library (Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street), starting at 2 p.m.
01
HOBOKEN and JERSEY CITY, NJ: Leonard speaks to students and faculty of the Stevens Cooperative School.
03
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard speaks about the exhibition “The ABC of It” to member of the SCBWI Metro New York chapter, at the Anthroposophical Society (138 West 15th Street), starting at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations suggested (contact Bridget Casey: bridgewriter@gmail.com).
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March
NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter,” curated by Leonard, continues at The New York Public Library, through September 7, 2014.
01
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard hosts at program celebrating the 50th anniversary of Harriet the Spy, at the 92nd Street Y, starting at 1:30 p.m. With Rebecca Stead and Gregory Macguire.
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AMHERST, MA: Leonard hosts a discussion celebrating the opening of the exhibition “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber,” curated by Leonard, at the Eric Carle Museum, starting at 5 p.m. 29
AMHERST, MA: Leonard leads a public curator's tour of “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Friends,” at the Eric Carle Museum, starting at 2 p.m.
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April
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard takes part in the Simon Foundation-sponsored symposium “Lyrical and Logical,” on promoting children's books related to math.
07
GREENWICH, CT: Leonard speaks to librarians and faculty at the Greenwich Country Day School.
11
HAMILTON, OH: Leonard speaks about Robert McCloskey at Miami University Hamilton, starting at 7:30 p.m. 16
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Leonard speaks about Randolph Caldecott and Maurice Sendak at The Book Club of California, starting at 6 p.m. 25
May
WASHINGTON, DC Leonard moderates a panel discussion about nonfiction picture books, at Politics & Prose, starting at 5:00 p.m.
01
NEW YORK, NY Leonard speaks at the Century Association, Century Forum lecture series, on “Modernists in the Nursery: The American Picture Book Made New,” starting at noon.
20
TAIPEI, TAIWAN Leonard speaks at the National Library of Taiwan about the history of the picture book, starting at 10:00 a.m.
25
TAIPEI, TAIWAN Leonard speaks at the University of Taipei to SCBWI.
26
TAITUNG, TAIWAN Leonard speaks at National Taitung University about the art of Maurice Sendak, starting at 10:00 a.m.
27
TAIPEI, TAIWAN Leonard gives a workshop on The Phantom Tollbooth at Taipei European School.
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SINGAPORE Leonard gives a workshop on using picture books in the classroom, in collaboration with James Mayhew, at the Asia Festival of Children's Content.
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June
SINGAPORE Leonard discusses the changing role of illustration in picture books, at the Asia Festival of Children's Content.
02
SINGAPORE Leonard critiques unpublished illustration art at the Asia Festival of Children's Content.
02
SINGAPORE Leonard collaborates with Marjorie Coughlan in leading a day-long workshop on children's book reviewing, at the Asia Festival of Children's Content.
04
ZHEJIANG, CHINA Leonard speaks at Zhejiang Normal University about “The Golden Age of American Children's Literature.“
06
BEIJING, CHINA Leonard speaks at the National Library of China about “The Golden Age of American Children's Literature,“ starting at 2:00 p.m.
08
BEIJING, CHINA Leonard speaks to children's book editors about Ursula Nordstrom in celebration of the publication in China of Dear Genius, starting at 9:30 am.
09
BEIJING, CHINA Media conference, starting at 2:00 p.m.
09
HONG KONG: HONG KONG: Leonard speaks at the Leo Lee Arts Center/Canadian International School, about “Children's Books and the Ladder of Years,” starting at 7:00 p.m.
11
HONG KONG: Leonard speaks to the Hong Kong Education Bureau on “Why Picture Books Matter.”
12
HONG KONG: Leonard gives a workshop for parents about picture books.
13
HONG KONG: Leonard speaks SCBWI Hong Kong about “What Makes a Great Picture Book Great?”
14
COLUMBUS, OH: Leonard speaks to the Friends of Jewish Art on “Wild Thing! Maurice Sendak as Jewish Picture Book Artist and American Dreamer,” starting at 6:00 p.m.
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COLUMBUS, OH: Leonard speaks at the Columbus Museum of Art on “Why Picture Books Matter,” starting at 6:00 p.m.

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HASTINGS, NY: Leonard leads a panel discussion about the life and work of Charlotte Zolotow, at the Hastings Public Library, starting at 2:00 p.m.

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NEW YORK, NY: Leonard's graduate seminar in the School of Visual Arts Visual Narrative MFA program resumes.

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Calendar - 2013
January
CINCINNATI, OH: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art for Golden Books,” continues at the Cincinnati Public Library, through February 21.
01
NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “Pop-Up! The Magical World of Movable Books,” for which Leonard wrote the catalogue essay, continues through March 9 at the International Print Center
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NEW YORK, NY: The class “The Literature of Childhood and Adolescence,” co-taught by Leonard and Dr. Daniela Montalto, resumes at New York University.
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May
FRESNO, CA: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art for Golden Books,” remains on view at the Arne Nixon Center, California State at Fresno, through May 27.
01
ROCKLAND, ME Leonard speaks about the history of illustrated children's books at the Farnsworth Museum, at 10:30 a.m.
04
WASHINGTON, DC: Leonard speaks about Maurice Sendak at the Reading Is Fundamental fiftieth anniversary gala, Four Seasons Hotel.
09
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard moderates a discussion about children's picture books with Antoine Guilloppé and Istvan Banyai, at the School of Visual Arts Theater (333 West 23 Street), starting at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponored by the Cultural Services Office of the French Embassy.
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WASHINGTON, DC: Leonard moderates a panel discussion about picture books at Politics & Prose, starting at 5 p.m.
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June
RACINE, WI: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art for Golden Books,” opens at the Racine Public Library, and remains on view through August 18.
09
NEW YORK, NY Opening of the exhibition “Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work,” at the Society of Illustrators.
11
NEW YORK, NY: Publication by Abrams of Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work, an exhibition catalogue edited by LSM.
11
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard gives an evening preview/discussion of the New York Public Library exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter,” at the Center for Book Arts (28 West 27 Street).
12
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard leads an evening panel discussion about the art of Maurice Sendak at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63 Street), with Steven Heller, Judith Rovenger, and Patrick Rodgers.
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NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter,” curated by Leonard, opens in Gottesman Hall, the New York Public Library (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue).
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WINCHESTER, VA: Leonard speaks at Shenandoah University's 2013 Children's Literature Conference.
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CHICAGO, IL: Leonard speaks about Randolph Caldecott at the American Library Association preconference.
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July
NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter,” curated by Leonard, continues at The New York Public Library, through March 23, 2014.
01
RACINE, WI The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” continues at the Racine Public Library, through August 18.
01
RACINE, WI Leonard speaks about the history of Golden Books at the Racine Public Library, starting at 6 p.m..
01
MONTPELIER, VT: Leonard speaks at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults.
13
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard leads a panel discussion of the art of Maurice Sendak at the 92nd Street Y/Tribeca, starting at 7 p.m. With Peter Sís, Rick Meyerowitz, Paul O. Zelinsky, Etienne Delessert, and Justin Schiller.
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August
SHARON, CT: Leonard signs books at the Hotchkiss Library annual book fair, from 6 to 8 p.m..
03
STOCKBRIDGE, MA: Leonard speaks at the Norman Rockwell Museum, at 4 p.m..
04
AMHERST, MA: Leonard gives the keynote address at the annual New England School Library conference, at the Eric Carle Museum.
05
September
NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter,” continues at The New York Public Library (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue) through March 23, 2014.
01
MIDLAND, TX: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” opens at the Museum of the Southwest and remains on view through December 31.
01
NEW YORK, NY: “The Literature of Children and Adolescents,” co-taught by Dr. Andrea Vazzana, resumes at NYU.
04
NEW YORK, NY: “Inside the ABC of It”: the first of a three-part panel discussion of the NY Public Library's current exhibition, led by Leonard, at the Bank Street College of Education (Broadway & W. 112 St.), starting at 7:30 p.m..
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PRINCETON, NJ: Leonard signs books at the Princeton Book Festival.
21
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard gives a children's-book walking tour of Greenwich Village, starting at 11 a.m..
22
NEW YORK, NY: “Inside the ABC of It”: the second program in a three-part series of panel discussions of the NYPL's current exhibition, led by Leonard, at the Bank Street College of Education (Broadway & W. 112 St.), starting at 7 p.m..
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NEW YORK, NY: Leonard introduces the Carle Honors at the Eric Carle Museum's annual gala event, at Guastavino's, starting at 5 p.m..
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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Leonard speaks about his new books about Randolph Caldecott and Maurice Sendak at Politics & Prose, starting at 3:30 p.m..
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October
NEW YORK, NY: “Inside the ABC of It”: the third in a three-part series of panel discussions about the current NYPL exhibition, at the Bank Street College of Education (Broadway & W. 112 Street), starting at 7 p.m.
02
MIDLAND, TX: NEW YORK, NY: Leonard is joined by research assistant Patrick Kiley and moderator Jenny Brown in conversation about the making of “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter,“ at the NYPL Children's Literary Salon, starting at 2 p.m.
12
MADISON, WI: Leonard delivers the 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture.
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November
NEW YORK, NY: The exhibition “The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter”: continues at The New York Public Library, though March 23, 2014.
01
MIDLAND, TX: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” continues at the Museum of the Southwest, through December 31, 2013.
12
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard speaks about Madeleine L'Engle at Grace Church (Broadway and East 10th Street), starting at 10 a.m..
03
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard discusses “The ABC of It” at the Type Directors Club, starting at 1:30 p.m..
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NORTHAMPTON, MA: Norton Juster presents the Norton Juster/Readers to Reader Literacy Award to Leonard at the R. Michelson Galleries.
13
November
PARIS, FRANCE: Leonard gives the keynote address at a 2-day conference about Maurice Sendak at the French National Library.
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Calendar - 2012
January
AMHERST, MA: The exhibition “Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer,” curated by Leonard, remains on view at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, through 01/22/12.
(For information, call 603 236-3308).
01
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard gives a Grand Rounds lecture at the NYU Medical Center on “Maurice Sendak: Storyteller and Psychologist,” starting at 11 a.m.
13
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard's course on children's books and child development, “The Literature of Childhood and Adolescence,” resumes at NYU.
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NEW YORK, NY: NEW YORK, NY: Leonard leads a children's book walking tour of Greenwich Village, starting at 2 p.m., at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 12th Street.
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February
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard joins Jane Curtin, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and others at Symphony Space (Broadway and West 96th Street) to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time, starting at 4 p.m.
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May
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” remains on view at the Art Museum of the Southwest through 05/27.
01
NEW YORK, NY: New York launch event for Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter. Leonard leads a discussion with illustrators Chris Raschka, Jerry Pinkney, and Yumi Heo about the current state and future of the picture book. At the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street), starting at 6:30 p.m. Book signing to follow.
04
TOKYO, JAPAN: Leonard speaks at the Japan Society for Children's Literature.
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TOKYO, JAPAN: Leonard speaks at Shirayuri Women's College.
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SINGAPORE: Leonard gives the keynote address and three other programs at the Asia Festival for Children's Content.
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June
BOERNE, TX: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” opens at the Patrick Heath Public Library, and remains on view there through 08/11.
02
July
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” remains on view at the Patrick Heath Public Library through August 11.
01
August
NEW YORK, NY: Judging of the 2012 Original Art Show, at the Society of Illustrators.
08
September
BROWNSVILLE, TX: The exhibition “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Original Art from Golden Books,” remains on view at the Brownsville Historical Association, through October 26.
01
NEW YORK, NY: The class “The Literature for Children and Adolescents, co-taught by LSM and Dr. Daniela Montalto, resumes at New York University.
05
NEW YORK, NY: Leonard introduces the Carle Honors at the Eric Carle Museum's annual fundraising gala, at Guastavino's, starting at 6 p.m.
20
WASHINGTON, DC: Leonard discusses Madeleine L'Engle and his forthcoming book Listening for Madeleine at the National Book Festival, on the Mall, starting at 2:45 p.m.; book signing to follow.
23
AMHERST, MA: Leonard gives an illustrated talk about the legacy of Ezra Jack Keats, at the Eric Carle Museum, starting at 1 p.m.; book signing to follow.
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October
HONESDALE, PA: Leonard speaks at the Highlights for Kids Foundation.
06
VANCOUVER, BC: Leonard speaks at the Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable.
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Boston, MA: Leonard speaks about his book Show Me a Story! at the Boston Book Festival.
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AUSTIN, TX: Leonard speaks about Listening for Madeleine at the Texas Book Festival.
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November
FRANKFURT, KY: Leonard speaks about Listening for Madeleine at the Kentucky Book Fair, book signing to follow.
10
NEW YORK, NY: Official release of Listening for Madeleine (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
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BROOKLYN, NY: Listening for Madeleine reading and book signing at BookCourt (163 Court Street), starting at 7 p.m.
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NEW YORK, DC: Listening for Madeleine panel discussion and book signing at Books of Wonder (18 W. 18 Street), starting at 6 p.m.
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GOSHEN, CT: Listening for Madeleine reading and book signing at the Goshen Public Library (42 North Street), starting at 5 p.m.
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December
WASHINGTON, DC: Listening for Madeleine reading and book signing at Politics & Prose, starting at 7 p.m.
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