Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mixed-Media Creations

Inspired by my three-dimensional illustration, come make props, figures, and characters. Bring whatever background you have and whatever materials you may have at hand (found objects, fabric, shells, leaves, etc.) for an evening of creation.

This is the first of three art workshops at the Falmouth Library. Drop by for one or attend all three!

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Aug
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Studio Art Workshop

Do some drawing exercises at the Falmouth Public library. Whether you draw everyday or it's been years since you picked up a pencil to draw, come join us! Note that this is an evening workshop so even if you have work or want to spend the day on the beach you can still attend.

This is the first of three art workshops at the Falmouth Library. Drop by for one or attend all three!

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Panel Discussion for Story Time
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Panel Discussion for Story Time

Join author/illustrators Bruce Hiscock, Marika McCoola, and Jennifer Sattler for a panel discussion at Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY. This panel is in conjunction with the gallery exhibit, “Story Time: Children and Young Adult Authors and Illustrators” at the Lake George Arts Project.

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Holiday Book Bazaar Author Signing
Dec
3
11:00am11:00am

Holiday Book Bazaar Author Signing

Join 20 authors for a holiday book signing - at Jeff Kinney's stunning bookstore, An Unlikely Story. This is a great chance to chat with authors and have your books signed and personalized. If you need to get holiday shopping done, this is the place to do it! It's also a great excuse to check out An Unlikely Story, which is a beautiful indie bookstore. While you're there, spot the golden snitch and see Jeff Kinney's studio!

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Jun
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

ICA Boston New England-Made Comic and Zine Fair

Marika McCoola will be taking part in the Boston ICA's New England-Made Comic and Zine Fair on Saturday, June 25th, at the Institute of Contemporary Art. From 1-4pm families will have the chance to check out zines by local authors and even try their hands at making their own comics and zines.

In addition to copies of Baba Yaga's Assistant, Marika will have some copies of 3-D illustrated zines as well as make-your-own storytelling packages.

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Bixby Library Workshop
Mar
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bixby Library Workshop

In this workshop, you'll learn about visual literacy, analyze the relationship of words and text using the elements of writing, and practice drawing and descriptive writing to reach a better understanding of how graphic novels are created. Through a variety of writing and drawing exercises, you'll create panels and panel descriptions with an eye toward understanding how words and pictures work together to create characterization, setting, mood, point of view, plot, tension, and pacing.

This workshop is recommend for ages 9+.

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Graphic Novel Workshop in Orwell
Mar
12
10:00am10:00am

Graphic Novel Workshop in Orwell

In this workshop, you'll learn about visual literacy, analyze the relationship of words and text using the elements of writing, and practice drawing and descriptive writing to reach a better understanding of how graphic novels are created. Through a variety of writing and drawing exercises, you'll create panels and panel descriptions with an eye toward understanding how words and pictures work together to create characterization, setting, mood, point of view, plot, tension, and pacing.

This workshop is recommend for ages 9+ and is being presented with assistance from a Small & Inspiring Grant from the VT Community Foundation.

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Kids' Event at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT
Jan
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Kids' Event at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT

Learn about the process of writing and illustrating Baba Yaga's Assistant, ask questions, and get a book signed! This event is open to kids and adults. If you've never been to Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, leave some time to get lost in the nooks and crannies of this amazing bookstore (who knows what magical items you're find lurking in corners)!

To order a signed copy, or for more information, visit the Northshire website.

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Writing Monsters
Jan
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Writing Monsters

A panel discussion with authors MarcyKate Connolly (Monstrous), Camille DeAngelis (Bones & All), Mackenzi Lee, Author (This Monstrous Thing), and Marika McCoola (Baba Yaga's Assistant).

This panel discussion looks at writing monsters in middle grade and YA fiction. Why do we love monsters? How can we make them more frightening? Is there a human side to the monstrous? Books will be available for purchase at the event. RSVP here. 

Snow date: Sunday, January 17 at 2pm.
This panel is open to all. $5 donation, free to Writer's Loft Members

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Oct
17
9:00am 9:00am

WriteAngles Conference

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I'll be a part of the Extraordinary Seeds panel at the WriteAngles Conference at Mount Holyoke College, joining authors Jedediah Berry and Gabriel Squailia and moderator Ilya Parker. The panel will discuss writing about the fantastical and uncanny. You must register for the conference in order to attend the panel. For more information about this conference, please visit the WriteAngles website.

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Upstate New York Baba Yaga's Assistant Launch
Oct
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Upstate New York Baba Yaga's Assistant Launch

The Saratoga Springs launch of my debut graphic novel, Baba Yaga's Assistant, illustrated by Emily Carroll. A talk about writing graphic novels and a short reading will be followed by a signing. For those in the Glens Falls area and my former Skidmore students, this is the event to attend! If you can't join us, you can order a signed copy from Northshire Bookstore.

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Baba Yaga's Assistant Western Massachusetts Launch
Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Baba Yaga's Assistant Western Massachusetts Launch

The Pioneer Valley Launch for my debut graphic novel, Baba Yaga's Assistant, illustrated by Emily Carroll. A talk about writing graphic novels and a short reading will be followed by a signing. I worked at The Odyssey Bookshop when I wrote the graphic novel script, and am excited to be headed back! If you can't join us for the event, you can order a signed copy.

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Baba Yaga's Assistant Boston Area Launch
Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Baba Yaga's Assistant Boston Area Launch

The Boston-area launch of my debut graphic novel, Baba Yaga's Assistant, illustrated by Emily Carroll. A talk about writing graphic novels and a short reading will be followed by a signing. I currently work at Porter Square Books, so if you can't drop by the event, stop by earlier that day or give us a call to order a signed copy. If you'd like, you can RSVP here.

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