Charlotte and the Quiet Place

By Deborah Sosin/Illustrated by Sara Woolley

11:00 am11:00

The Writers' Loft's Holiday Book Bazaar

The Writers' Loft is teaming up with An Unlikely Story Bookstore for the third annual Holiday Bazaar and Book Fair! This year's lineup features 20 local authors with books for all ages. The event will include book signings, crafts, and activities for the whole family, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The event will be held at An Unlikely Story, located at 111 South Street in Plainville, MA.

7:30 pm19:30

Mindfulness for Writers: Lower Your Stress, Boost Your Creativity

Free Craft Talk at The Writers' Loft, 20 North Main St, Sherborn, Mass.

Think about your state of mind when you write. Are you easily distracted? Overwhelmed with worries? Paralyzed by a loud inner critic? Mindfulness can help. Studies show that mindfulness—noticing what’s happening in the present moment without judgment—leads to greater calm, clarity, and resilience, which are powerful building blocks for creative work.

In this chat, Deborah Sosin, LICSW, psychotherapist and author of the award-winning picture book Charlotte and the Quiet Place, will explain the basics of mindfulness, summarize the latest research, then lead the group in a few activities designed to open up those creative channels. You’ll leave with practical skills and simple strategies for incorporating mindfulness into your writing life.



9:00 am09:00

The ABCs of Writing and Publishing a Picture Book

Two-day workshop at the beautiful Oaks Writing Center on Cape Cod. Come just for the workshop or stay for two nights at the Inn at the Oaks, Eastham, Mass. Wine and cheese reception, Friday, November 4, 7 pm. Class held on Saturday, 9-12 and Sunday, 9-12. Enjoy the Cape in the afternoons! Click here for info and registration.

7:00 pm19:00

Book Bash 2016

Celebrate new book releases by Writers' Loft members! Come for readings, signings, cake, and the goblet of fire! Members with books released within the past year will share excerpts from their work. At the Writers' Loft, 20 N. Main St, Sherborn, Mass. Details here.

3:00 pm15:00

From Cushion to Page

Informal panel discussion in Cambridge, Mass., with fellow mindfulness authors Mitch Abblett, Carla Naumburg, and Chris Willard about the perils and pleasures of writing and publishing. Details here. Location provided with RSVP.

5:00 pm17:00

Author Wine and Cheese Reception

Come to the Inn at the Oaks in beautiful Eastham, Mass., for this special event celebrating Charlotte and the Quiet Place. Reading, signing, merriment! 3085 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642.

Stay for the weekend as part of the low-cost Cape Cod Writer's Retreat. Debbie is offering "Freewriting with a Purpose: Get Started and Keep Going," from 9 to 5. All info here.

3:30 pm15:30

Local Author Showcase

Presentation of Charlotte and the Quiet Place at showcase for authors, including Susan Axe-Bronk, Kate Nevius, and Sheila Cunningham. Meet, greet, and signing follows the hour-long event at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, Mass.