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Ms. Marzoni's Class has fun with dinosaurs (Laura didn't do a school visit with them, but she wishes she could have!)


Royal Princess Academy Dinosaur Dreams


Author Skype Visit
January 24th, 6:30 pm Eastern
St. Mary's

Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop
March 1st-March 3rd
Monterey, CA


Royal Princess Academy Ball
Thursday, September 13th, 4-5 pm
Monkey See, Monkey Do
9060 Main Street
Clarence, NY

**Royal Princess Academy: it's a Ball!
You are cordially invited to a royal book release party featuring princess-themed crafts, a royal treat and enchanting story- reading. Feel free to wear your best party clothes. Attendees receive 25% off book purchase. Best suited for Grades 1 - 3.

Sonoma County Book Festival 2012
September 22nd
Children's Program, Children's Stage, time TBD
Agent Panel, 11:30-12:45 pm

Speakeasy Literary Society Dinner
September 29th, 7:00 pm
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes Street at Gough
San Francisco, CA 94102

International School of Monterey: All Star Reading Night
November 8th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
International School of Monterey
1720 Yosemite Street
Seaside, CA 93955

National Novel Writing Month Gala and Panel
"The Night of Writing Dangerously"
November 18th, 4:00 pm-11:00 pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco
Merchants Exchange Building, 15 Floor
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop
November 30th-December 2nd
Big Sur Lodge in Pfeiffer State Park
Big Sur, CA

Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop
March 1st-March 3rd
Monterey, CA

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Virtual Communities/The Internet Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
SF South Regional Chapter SCBWI
January 22
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
1985 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA

Book Passage Kid Lit Salon
February 28, 7:00 pm
Corte Madera store
Children's Book Agents Tell-All!: Caryn Wiseman and Laura Rennert (agent and author of Buying, Training, and Caring for Your Dinosaur)
Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Salon, Led by Lissa Rovetch
4th Monday each month, Corte Madera store
7:00-9:00 pm, $120 per year
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop
March 4-6

BookWave Blast with Laura Rennert
March 22, 6:30 pm
Almond Elementary School
550 Almond Ave.
Los Altos, CA Book Expo America
New & Evolving Publishing Models: What Works?
May 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacob Javits Center, Room 1E16
New York, NY

Writers' League of Texas Conference
June 10-12
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Book Passage Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference
June 16-19
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco)

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San Diego State University Writers Conference
January 29 - 31
Doubletree Hotel, Mission Bay
9:30 am, Ballroom
It's Just Bunny Eat Bunny Out There: How To Succeed in the Competitive Picture Book Market
2:00 pm, Brickstones
Agent's Panel
San Diego, CA

San Francisco Writers Conference
Friday, February 12th, 3:00 pm
PICTURE BOOKS: How to Write, Illustrate, and Sell
Literary agent Laura Rennert, Buying, Training, and Caring for Your Dinosaur; Robert San Souci, Sister Tricksters
The Historic Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Laura's Picture Book Class
March 6th, 10 am - 1 pm
Bunny Eat Bunny: How to Succeed in the Competitive Picture Book Market
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA

Breakfast with Author Laura Rennert
March 19th, 7:00 am
Pre-K, Kindergarden, and 1st grade students enjoy breakfast and discuss writing with Laura Rennert, author of Buying, Training and Caring for Your Dinosaur. Open only to the Charlottesville Catholic School community.
Charlottesville Catholic School
1205 Pen Park Rd.
(434) 964-040
Charlottesville, VA

School Visit
March 19th, 8:30 am
Charlottesville Catholic School
1205 Pen Park Rd.
DINO Presentation by Laura Rennert to Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st grade students and parents
Charlottesville, VA

Virginia Festival of the Book
March 20th
12:00 pm
Pub Day: Getting Published—Picture Books to Young Adult
Laura Rennert (Buying, Training and Caring for Your Dinosaur), Deborah Heiligman (Charles and Emma), Bonnie Doerr (Island Sting), Emily Ecton (Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments), and Ruth Spiro (Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist) share their stories.
Moderated by: Fran Cannon Slayton
4:00 pm
Pub Day: Agents Roundtable
Join agents Jenny Bent, Erin Cox, Laura Rennert, and Simon Lipskar for a discussion of what they look for in writers and insight into the author-agent relationship.
Featuring: Jenny Bent, Erin Cox, Simon Lipskar, Laura Joy Rennert
Omni Hotel
235 West Main Street
(434) 971-5500
Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Festival of the Book

School visit
Bells Mill Elementary School
8225 Bells Mill Rd.
Potomac, MD

Writers Conference
April 22 - 24
LDS Storyteller Conference
Provo, UT

Kid's Otter Read Day Around the Bay
May 1st, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
San Francisco, CA
Laura will be appearing at this celebration of children's booksellers, children's books authors, children's book illustrators, and, most importantly, children's book lovers. It is sponsored by the Northern California Children's Bookseller's Association (NCCBA), is open to readers of all ages, and will feature appearances by local children's authors and illustrators from 1pm to 3pm at more than 10 independent bookstores around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Read more about it here.

4th Annual Book Passage Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference
July 8-11

Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
July 22-25

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers annual Colorado Gold Conference
September 10 - 12

Big Sur Children's Writing Workshop
December 3-5
Big Sur

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Kidquake, part of the Litquake San Francisco Book Festival
Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 10:00 am
SF Main Library
100 Larkin Street, Lower Level
Koret Auditorium
San Francisco

Kepler's Books Story Time
Laura will be joining us at Story Time to share tips and tricks for dinosaur care. This may be your only chance to make a "Dino Care Kit."
Sunday, Oct. 18, 11:30 am
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park

Books, Inc., San Francisco in the Marina
Saturday, Oct. 24th, 11:00 am
Books Inc., in the Marina
2251 Chestnut Street
San Francisco

NY Metropolitan Museum of Natural History
More details to come
Friday, November 6th, sleepover with Laura and the dinosaurs
Saturday, November 7th, book signing with Laura in the museum bookstore
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY
(212) 769-5100

JCC Book Fair
Wednesday, November 11th, 11:30 am
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA

Marin Primary Book Fair
Friday, November 13th, 10:30 am
20 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA

PJCC Book Fair
Wednesday, December 2nd, 11:30 am
800 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Book Fair
December 10th, 1:30 pm
450 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA