Ahead of the 2018 Children’s Institute opening reception and backlist costume party, booksellers can participate in one of two engaging, exciting events: a chalkboard lettering workshop or a literary walking tour.
The Chalkboard Lettering Workshop (Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., $30) will help participating booksellers hone their penmanship and lure customers into their bookstore with beautiful chalkboard art. New Orleans-based illustrator and chalk artist Ashlee Arceneaux Jones will lead booksellers in a fun and interactive three-hour workshop in which she will teach the fundamentals of making an eye-catching sign. Each workshop participant will be provided with chalk and a small chalkboard. Pre-registration is required for the class, and a handful of spots remain. Register now.
Interested booksellers should bring their walking shoes for the Literary Walking Tour (Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., $30). Join your colleagues for an exciting literary walking tour of the Big Easy. This three-hour afternoon tour will take booksellers to some of the most famous literary sites New Orleans has to offer. Pre-registration is required for the tour, and just a few spots remain. Register now.
The 2018 ABC Children’s Institute will take place June 19–21 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Booksellers looking to attend the institute are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Questions about the ABC Children’s Institute should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.