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September 2023

Alphabet City Kids: Story Hour with Marika Maijala

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am
City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Featuring quarterly visits from authors writing books for elementary-aged children, the Alphabet City Kids series continues this month with Marika Maijala. These family-friendly programs include a reading, followed by a Q&A and an engagement activity with the author to help further bring the book to life for children and their families. You can reserve your free ticket on City of Asylum's website. Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut writing project,…

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Reading and Signing with Marika Maijala at The New York Botanical Garden

September 24, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY United States
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Join Marika Maijala at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden for a special story time event in the Oak Swamp Story Spot. After the reading there will be a book signing in The New York Botanical Garden Giftshop. Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut writing project, Rosie Runs, was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize, and selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. In 2020, Marika was…

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The Art of Making Picture Books: Mia Spangbenberg, Jenni Erkintalo, and Marika Mijala at Scandinavia House

September 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave
New York, 10016 United States
Free

Join author and artist Marika Mijala, translator Mia Spangbenberg, and Etana Editions children’s book publisher Jenni Erkintalo, in celebrating the release of Rosie Runs! They’ll discuss how Nordic children’s picture books are made, how authors and illustrators work together, the meaning and the work of translators, and trends and challenges in the Nordic children’s picture book world. You can register for the event at the Scandinavia House website. Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s…

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Marika Maijala: Artist Talk and Demo with Gary Lichtenstein Editions

September 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA United States
Free

Celebrate the launch of Marika Maijala's Rosie Runs at MASS MoCA with an artist talk culminating in a hands-on demo and studio tour with Gary Lichtenstein Editions. You can register for the event at the MASS MoCA website. Marika Maijala lives and works in Helsinki as an illustrator and children’s book writer. Her debut writing project, Rosie Runs, was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize, and selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. In 2020, Marika…

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