Young Writers and Illustrators: Meet & Greet

Meet other local youth (ages 18 & under) who share the same interest in writing and art that you do on Monday, March 19th. This is an opportunity to connect with other young writers and illustrators from Wakefield, Stoneham, Melrose, Reading, Saugus, Lynnfield, North Reading, Wilmington, Winchester, and surrounding towns in a casual and art-focused atmosphere. Bring your curiosity for creativity! Stop in for any length of time starting at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield’s Teen Room, located on the ground floor of the Civic Center (467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA). This is a FREE event.

Create Illustration Trading Cards, try out our typewriters, learn about zines or just chat and connect with other young people off-line. Feel welcome to bring your own art or writing to share. Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or some hot cocoa with plenty of whipped cream along with some sweet treats.

This Meet & Greet is sponsored by The Room to Write and located in space being generously provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield. Special thanks to the Kidcasso Art StudioLucius Beebe Memorial Library in WakefieldMass Love Distro and Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield for their enthusiastic support and participation as well as Kidcasso youth artist and Saugus High School Junior, Erin Rosa, for her accompanying illustration.

Parents are welcome to accompany youth who would like to attend. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to let us know you plan to attend, please send a note to Colleen Getty at

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Illustrators BRADEN LAMB, SHELLI PAROLINE, and JEREL DYE present Making Scents and Pigs Might Fly

Brookline Booksmith hosts illustrators BRADEN LAMB and SHELLI PAROLINE with their book Making Scents, and JEREL DYE with Pigs Might Fly.

If pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings—but there’s no convincing Pig’s Might Fly‘s Lily Leanchops.  To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft—and there’s no time for a test run.

In Making Scents, Mickey’s parents are crazy about the canines.  Naturally, they’re raising their son as if he was a dog…and Mickey wants nothing more than to make his parents proud.  Just as Mickey is mastering the art of sniffing, a tragic accident forever changes his happy family. Mickey is sent to live with relatives he’s never met―relatives who are not fond of kids . . . and who hate dogs!