Jul
15
10:00am10:00am

Author Storytime at the famous Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Downtown LA!

Join me and authors Sheri Fink, Adam Newman, and Captain Tall Tale for an incredible storytime experience at The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre. 

I will be performing a fun interactive reading of El Perro con Sombrero with some help from all the kids in the audience. Signing will follow the show!

http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/

1345 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

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Jun
10
to Jun 11

Kid Kon 2017! Pasadena Convention Center

Kid Kon 2017 is here! The ultimate kid-friendly con where every kid is a superhero!

Sheri Fink and I will be signing at our own booth and doing panels and presentation on both Saturday and Sunday! 

Check out Kid-Kon.com for all the details. This one is a can't miss for all kids and parents!

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Apr
30
10:00am10:00am

Brentwood Arts Festival - all along San Vicente

It's the greatest arts festival in West LA! This one is fantastic! Find Sheri and I at our booth in the children's section of the festival, which is taking place all along San Vicente all day long. There will be tons of amazing kids activities, like an awesome faire, and of course we will be singing books and giving away awesome gifts for all kids in attendance! 

But the best part is that my mother, artist Melanie Taylor Kent, will be there with her own books displaying her amazing Disney and Star Wars art works! 

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Apr
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

CBW-LA - Structure Writing Class

So Cal writers - Want to get started on the big new book or screenplay project, but don't know how to start or what constitutes a good story. 

Take this fantastic class with me as your teacher, and I will show you how basic knowledge of story structure can help launch your idea and fill in all elements like magic. See link below for sign-ups while still available! 

http://www.cbw-la.org/event-2432806

Date: April 8, 2017, Saturday

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Venue: El Segundo Main Library

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members.

*Non-members pay the full amount.

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book KUBRICK'S GAME.

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Mar
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Discovery Cube Orange County - Show and Signing

Come to the Amazing Discovery Cube - where kids can interact with hundreds of amazing science and learning exhibits. I will be signing books there all day long, then stay for an awesome Scary School and El Perro con Sombrero show at 3:00 pm. Will be signing books until 4:00 pm.

Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone(714) 542-2823

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Feb
17
9:30am 9:30am

STEAM Skype Visit for Georgia

Derek will be Skyping in to several school districts and classrooms simultaneously for this awesome opportunity. Kids from all over Georgia will get to ask Derek questions about his books and what it's like to be an author!

Skype visits are a great way to share the magic of writing with our youth without the expense of an in-person visit!

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Oct
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Kubrick's Game Signing and Scavenger Hunt - Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

Come to the famous Mysterious Galaxy Book Shop in San Diego, CA. for this very special event. 

There will be a reading, Q and A and signing to celebrate the launch of Kubrick's Game, as well as a book-lovers Scavenger Hunt around the store with awesome prizes for the winners! Will you be able to decipher the puzzles and achieve glory? Come find out! 

5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92111

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