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Children's Book Guild Speaker Series 
2023 - 2024


We have an exciting year of programming planned for the Children's Book Guild Speaker Series. Some of our events will be held online, using the Zoom platform, and some will be in person. There will be no fee to attend Speaker Series online programming during the 2023-2024 year. Guild members and guests alike are charged $30 per person for in-person lunch events (this covers the cost of lunch, which will be provided, including vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options). You may register here.

May 18, 2023

12:00 p.m.

In Person at Busboys and Poets

450 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

June 2024 Program


Christina Harrington

On June 20, 2024, Christina Harrington, whose book Wildoak won the Schneider Family Award in 2023, will speak at an in-person lunch event at Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.  The fee for the event is $30 for members and guests.

Register and Pay Here

2023-2024 Speakers and Programs

December 2023 - no meeting

January 18, 2024 - (virtual evening) - Andrea Beatriz Arango whose book Iveliz Explains It All was a 2023 Newbery Honor book








February 15, 2024 - Terry Catesús Jennings will host a panel discussion about our relationship with agents

March 16, 2024 - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - in person - Guild business meeting

April 17, 2024 - 7 pm via Zoom - Martha Brockenborough will be speaking about her new book Future Tense: How We Made Artificial Intelligence and How it Will Change Everything




May 4, 2024, 9:30  a.m. to 12:00 noon - professional development workshop: Natalie Lakosil, a literary agent and founder of Looking Glass Literary & Media, will present a hands-on intensive on various methods for plotting and pacing in both novels and character-driven picture books. The event will be at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815.  There will be a fee of $30 for CBG members; $45 for nonmembers (refreshments provided)​.  Register and pay here.


June 20, 2024 - (in person luncheon) - Christina Harrington whose book, Wildoak, won the Schneider Family Award in 2023


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