The BosKidLit Calendar lists upcoming children's and teen author and illustrator events in the Boston area. We mainly list book signing events, but we also list occasional children's literature conferences and writing/art workshops. Our goal is to support families and local bookstores, while actively encouraging the wonderful and unique children's book community we are lucky to have in this area. 

This calendar was started in 2009 by local children's author Amitha Jagannath Knight, who started the calendar when she was first starting out as a writer. Writing is a lonely process, and Amitha wanted to meet published authors and hear them talk about their books and their writing process. If you are an aspiring writer (or illustrator), we encourage you to attend author events and read as many books as you can.





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