Children's Books and Grown-Up Drinks

All of y'all are cordially invited to the first-ever New York City Children's Books Bloggers' Drinks Night on Thursday, September 28, 2006. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at Sweet and Vicious at 5 Spring Street, between Elizabeth St. and the Bowery here in Soho. The idea for the drinks night originated with my friend Jill, who like all right-thinking children's-book lovers is a fan of fusenumber8; she suggested Betsy and I plan a get-together for the kidlit blogging community, and darned if we didn't think that was a brilliant idea.

So come writers and illustrators, bloggers and blog-readers, agents, editors, and marketers, children's-books lovers one and all! We'll discuss pressing children's- and YA-literature issues like "Edward Tulane: Christ figure or beleaguered bunny?", the casting for The Golden Compass movie, "What's the best thing you've read recently?", and of course a healthy dose of juicy gossip. I'm personally hoping a few of Betsy's Hot Men of Children's Literature make an appearance.

Book bloggers: Feel free to share this on your feeds, and of course please come if you can. (We'll all have to wear our URLs on nametags or something.) Hope to see you there!