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Beth at Book Signing

You may also contact publicist Charlotte Dutton at or 212-519-1303 to arrange author visits to bookstores and copies of Beth's new book, Blue Ribbon Dad, for school visits.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Teacher Training at Pine Village Spanish Immersion Preschool, Allston, MA
Emma LaVecchia, Brid Martin
Cofounder, Pine Village Preschool
617.201.9088 |

Father's Day Weekend: June 20, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Author Visit: Reading, Signing and Craft
Open House and Children's Breakfast
Pine Village Spanish Immersion Preschool, Allston, MA
Emma LaVecchia, Brid Martin
Cofounder, Pine Village Preschool
617.201.9088 |

Wednesdays, on-going
Wishful Writing Workshops for Sessions 1 and Session 3 have begun. Contact me here for details.

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Previous Appearances

November 11, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Acton Children's Museum
Veterans' Day Author Visit/Reading
Readings of Noises at Night and Blue Ribbon Dad followed by a craft activity and book signing. Great for ages 4-8...all ages are welcome!

June 10, 11 and 15, 2014
Story time reading and author book signing of Blue Ribbon Dad at Barnes and Noble Framingham, MA
Tuesday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Local Luminaries Author Fest
Sudbury, MA Goodnow Library

The library is looking forward to celebrating the many talented writers, illustrators and other intellectual creators in our community. The event, which will span several weeks in the spring will feature children’s authors and illustrators, ghost writers, documentarians, and researchers. Beth will be reading from her picture books and fielding questions from the audience.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Paths to Publication for Children and Young Adult Writers
at Grub Street headquarters
Congratulations! You've written, revised, and perfected your manuscript! So now what? Join published children's book author Beth Raisner Glass for practical hands-on lessons on what to do next with your masterpiece. From writing query and cover letters to formatting your manuscript, to researching just which publishers or agents want to see your work, Beth will cover it all.

Bring your laptops, manuscripts, and written summaries of your manuscripts and Beth will help you fine-tune those letters and show you just how to send out your manuscripts for possible publication. Each class member should also bring two manila envelopes per manuscript. Anyone who has completed picture book manuscripts or early reader, middle grade or young adult manuscripts are welcome. Plan to hear about how it's done and what to do, then plan to do it!

Click here for more information or to register.

Friday, February 28, 2014
Author visit to Barrows Elementary School
Reading, MA

Friday, November 8, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Grub Street hands on writing seminar for adults: What Kind of Writer Am I?
Grub Street, Boston, MA
contact to sign up

Friday, April 12, 2013
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Author Visit: Career Day Curtis Middle School, Sudbury MA 7th - 8th grade presentation.

Friday, March 15, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Writing for Children: Editing Round Table
Wellesley Books

Ever wonder what happens to your manuscript when it finally arrives at the editor's desk? Ever wonder why your manuscript is accepted or rejected? Join published children's book author, MFA Creative Writing graduate and advisor, and Grub Street editor at the round table where you will learn the essence of editing your work and that of others. Bring one copy of your picture book ms, one chapter from your chapter book ms and/or young adult novel chapters for all members of the class and learn the art of editing...before you send that manuscript out to publishers. Who might just save them a step or two and land yourself a contract.

Friday, March 1, 2013
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
What Kind of Kids' Writer Am I?
Grub Street headquarters

For those who have ever wondered which level your story(ies) really fit in the world of children's literature, this seminar is just for you! This seminar will finally help you determine what kind of children's book you want to write and have written, from picture books to YA. The class will be both lecture and experiential. You will leave with many hand outs to hone your craft and an opportunity to share your work with the instructor before leaving.

Monday, November 12, 2012
(Veterans Day)
11:00 a.m.
Children's Discovery Museum, Acton, MA
Meet an Author! Featuring Beth Raisner Glass

What can a little boy do all day while he waits for his father to come home? He can make a special gift for his dad as he remembers all of the wonderful and fun times they share together. Come hear author Beth Raisner Glass read Blue Ribbon Dad and then create your own Blue Ribbon for your Dad or other special person in your life! Blue Ribbon Dad is a rhyming picture book for ages 2-8 and is suitable for every day of the year, not just Father's Day.

Friday, October 19, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Writing for Children: Editing Round Table
Grub Street headquarters
Ever wonder what happens to your manuscript when it finally arrives at the editor's desk? Ever wonder why your manuscript is accepted or rejected? Join published children's book author, MFA Creative Writing graduate and advisor, and Grub Street editor at the round table. Here you will learn to do what real editors do; zoom in and focus on key writing elements that will fine tune your manuscripts and those of others. Bring enough copies of your picture books, chapter books and/or young adult novel chapters for all members of the class and learn the art of editing and revision...before you send that manuscript out to publishers. Each class participant will leave with either a whole picture book or chapter(s) edited manuscript. Who might just save them a step or two and land yourself a contract!
Max Capacity: 12 students

Friday, June 15, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Reading followed by craft activity
Boston Children's Museum in the
"Countdown to Kindergarten" space.
Contact: Lucía Flores,
Countdown to Kindergarten Educator
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

Friday, June 1, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Reading and book signing at Lesley University's
MFA and UG Alumi weekend.
Marran Theater

Friday, March 16, 2012
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Beth teaches a workshop at Grub Street Headquarters in Boston
"What kind of kid's writer am I?"
Sign up here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
2:30-3:00 p.m.
Reading/Book Signing: From Inspiration to Publication
Interdisciplinary Studies Fair
Lesley University, Cambridge MA
Stebbins 203

Sunday, November 13, 2011
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Author reading/book signing
Reach Out and Read Family day
Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA

Friday, November 11, 2011 (Veteran's Day)
10:00 a.m.
Book signing/craft for the Acton Discovery Museum, in Acton, MA.

Friday, November 4, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Author reading/book signing
Boston Children's Museum - Family Literacy Day

Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:30 a.m.
Lesley College, Sherrill Library, Brattle Campus
Lesley alumna and children’s author Beth Glass ’90, GSASS ‘06 will read from her most recent book, Blue Ribbon Dad. The reading will be followed by a workshop focused on innovative new ideas and strategies for teaching writing to children. Join alumni, families and educators in our newly renovated Sherrill Library.

10:30 a.m. - Reading of Noises at Night and Blue Ribbon Dad
12:00 p.m. - Lunch/Reception Book Signing
1:00 p.m. - Parent/Teacher Workshop – “From Inspiration to Publication." Beth will discuss her journey from school teacher to children's book author. There will also be a Children's Workshop led by current Lesley Education students. Children will participate in an arts workshop created by the author.

Click here to register today.

Sunday, October 16, 2011beth signing books
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. readings
Author reading and craft
Village Art
541 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 635-9944

Sunday, September 11, 2011
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Book signing
Tatnuck Booksellers
Westoboro, MA

Saturday, August 13, 2011
10 a.m. - noon
Book reading and signing
Tatnuck Booksellers
Westoboro, MA
www.tatnuck.combook signing

Saturday, June 11, 2011
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Book reading and signing
Wit and Whimsy Bookstore
Marblehead, MA

Sunday, June 12, 2011
2:00 p.m.
Book reading and signing
Barnes and Noble (store 2791)
Nashua, NH

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Author reading and book signing with craft activity follow up at The Elephant's Trunk bookstore, Lexington, MA

Friday, June 17, 2011
10:30 a.m.
Book signings of Blue Ribbon Dad
The Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, MA

Friday, June 17, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Bedtime book reading and signing
Barnes and Noble
Framingham, MA

Saturday, June 18, 2011
10:30 a.m.
Book signings of Blue Ribbon Dad
The Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, MA

Saturday, July 9, 2011
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Book reading and signing at the "Read to Ride" event at the Yogibo Store, South Shore Plaza, Braintree, MA.

Read to Ride is a program designed to incentivize children to read during the summer months with the chance to win a bike and helmet for every book they complete within the weeks of the program.

More information:


Press release 1

Press release 2

Friday, July 22, 2011
10:30 a.m.
Storytime book signing
8 Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth, MA

Saturday, June 4, 2011
9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Aruna's Place, Sudbury MA
Blue Ribbon Dad book Launch Pary! All welcome!
Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
First reading 10 a.m.
Second reading 11 a.m.
Follow up art activity,
playground time and LIVE MUSIC until 12:30 p.m.
Contact Lisa Schwarzwald

Sunday, May 15, 2011
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Book reading and signing at the May Book Bonanza
Books of Wonder, New York City's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore.

This jam packed event is sure to help you find some great books filled with laughs, rhyme, and song. ALAN KATZ will returns to regales us with Mosquitoes are Ruining my SummerPHIL BILDNER will tell us the story of The Unforgettable Season; best-selling author and artist ROSEMARY WELLS will catch us up with one of our favorite cats in Yoko's Show and TellMARA VAN FLEET will share her new sparkling interactive book Three Little Mermaids; author and illustrator ELIZABETH SCHOOMAKER will introduce Square Cat; author SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN will present the hilarious Chicks Run Wild; award-winning author and artist BARBARA McCLINTOCK will share her new illustrated edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, A Childs Garden of Verses; GARY GOLIO will present When Bob Met Woody, The story of a young Bob Dylan; Caldecott Honor artist BARBARA LEHMAN will present her new wordless book The Secret Box; BETH RAISNER GLASS will share her new rhyming picture book Blue Ribbon Dad. Come meet all eleven of these great authors and artists as they present their new books, answer questions and sign copies of all their fantastic titles. Ages 5 and up. Click here for more information.

Muse & the Marketplace

Sunday, May 1, 2011
2:45-4:00 p.m.
Muse & the Marketplace
Boston, MA Park Plaza Hotel
Come see actor and author James Franco, author Alice Hoffman, and children's book author Beth Raisner Glass reading, signing and presenting their works. Beth Raisner Glass will present her "From Inspiration to Publication" to children's book author wannabes!

Click here and scroll down to 6B for listing and enrollment for Beth Raisner Glass' presentation.

Muse in the Marketplace is sponsored by Grub Street,

Friday, April 8, 2011
6:45-7:15 p.m. and 8:00-8:45 p.m.
Book reading and signing
Floral Street School Literacy Night
Shrewsbury, MA
Contact: Brenda Buckly

Saturday, March 5, 2011
10:00 a.m.
hooray for books logoBeth will a guest author at a big community birthday party for Hooray for Books! in Hopkinton, MA. Come to the fun family open house with guest reader/author, Beth Raisner Glass, and others (musicians, etc.) periodically throughout the day!
Startup Nation award
Mary Murphy
President/Chief Creator

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Beth will be doing manuscript consultations at Grub Street
160 Boylston St., Boston, MA
Contact to sign up!

Friday, February 4, 2011
Author visit
Nixon Elementary School grades 1 and 2
Subury, MA

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Author visit, book signing
Parent Night
Nixon Elementary School
Sudbury, MA

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 - Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
"Picture This"
Beth teaches a 6 Week Course at Grub Street in Boston for picture book writers.
Contact for details.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Encore seminar: Child's Play: The Art of Writing for Children and Adults.
Beth will lead a Writing Seminar at "Grub Street" in Boston.
Go to to sign up and for more details.

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Douglas School Literacy Night,
Acton, MA.
Reading and signing of Noises
at Night

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Child's Play: The Art of Writing for Children and Adults.
Beth will lead a Writing Seminar at "Grub Street" in Boston.
Go to to sign up and for more details.

Beth reading

November 15, 2009
Pajama Party reading of Noises at Night for Lesley University's Centennial event.
(Time TBA)
This is part of a series of special events in honor of the 100th birthday of the University. It is part of “Lesley Day” at the Children’s Museum in Boston. The vision is to have several children’s authors who received Lesley degrees do readings. The readings will be followed by a birthday cake and reception.
Contact: Jenny Gilbert, Office of Advancement, Lesley University, w: 617-349-8636, c: 617-999-8181.

Tuesdays, September 15-October 20, 2009
Lesley Seminar: Writing for Children through Young Adults
Section 1: 2-3:50 pm
Section 2: 6:45-8:45pm
Location: University Hall, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
To register for my class contact Joyce Wadlington at
617-349-8609 or go to for Lesley Seminars.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Interdisciplinary Studies Fair at Lesley University.
Beth will be sharing her work as an advisor to Lesley's Graduate Student's picture book projects.

November 20, 2008, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
November 21, 2008, 8:30am - 2:00pm

Book signing at the JCC Holiday Fair: "One Stop Shop"
Westboro, MA
contact: Julia Welch 508-366-6121

Dedham family book fair sign

November 18, 2008
4-5 pm
School Visit and Book Signing
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
Framingham, MA

October 22, 2008
7 pm
Book Signing at Schofield Elementary School's Book Fair
Wellesley, MA

May 23, 2007
9 am - 12 pm
Kindergarten workshop
Claypit Hill School, Wayland, MA

April 11, 2007
9 am - 12 pm
Writers Workshop K presentation,
Claypit Hill School, Wayland, MA

March 15, 2007
8-10 pm
Mass. Readers Association's Just Desserts book presentation, Sturbridge, MA

March 2, 2007
Reach Out and Read Gala
Boston Opera House

Beth standing

January 24, 2007
School Visit: pre-K classroom at the Newton JCC
Newton, MA

January 17, 2007
Writer's Workshop, Peter Noyes Elem., Sudbury, MA

Saturdays in January, 2007
Writer's Workshop series: Gr. 2 and 3, Gr. 4 and 5.
Goodnow Public Library, Sudbury, MA

December 26, 2006
7 pm
Pajama Bedtime Reading at Borders in Simbsbury, CT

December 7, 2006
5-7 pm
Book Signing at Holiday Open House, Concord, MA

August 26, 2006
2:00 pm
Book Signing, SCARECROW PETE book club party
Borders, Simsbury, CT
Contact Bill Dicaprio:

May 3, 2006
School Visit/Writer's Workshop    
Memorial School, Burlington, MA

April 29, 2006
Goodnow Library
The final day of a 4 part writiers workshop series

April 26, 2006
School Visit/Writer's Workshop  
Pine Glen School, Burlington, MA

April 12, 2006
8:30 am-12:30 pm
K-12 Writers Workshop, Westwood, MA

March 7, 2006
All morning
School visit, Metheun, MA

February 10, 2006
4:30-8:30 pm
Several readings of Noises scheduled. Book signing to follow
Boston Children's Museum

Februrary 9, 2006
Time TBA
TCAN Author Gala
The Center for Art in Natick, Natick, MA

January 14, 2006
5-6 pm
Lesley University MFA Graduation
Lois Lowry Commencement Speaker-book signing to follow
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

January 13, 2006
6-8 pm
MFA Reading and book signing - (come hear Noises at Night as well as new works never read before!)
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

January 10, 2006
11-11:30 am
Storytime reading and book signing
The Toy Shop of Westford, Westford, MA

beth and susan

November 26, 2005
4 pm
Book Signing
Borders Books, Shrewsbury, MA

November 16, 2005
2 pm
Reading and Craft event
Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

November 12, 2005
2 pm
Concord Bookstore

6:30 pm
Pajama Party/bedtime reading
Borders Books, Marlboro, MA

November 11, 2005
Veteran's Day
10 am
Reading and Arts project
Acton Children’s Discovery Museum, Acton, MA
Contact Theresa Milak  978-264-4200

7 pm
The Spirit of '76 Bookstore, Marblehead, MA

November 10, 2005
Stoughton Public School K-5 event

November 7, 2005
7 pm
The Jewish Community Center's Family Night/Family Dinner
Worcester, MA

November 6, 2005
Time: TBA
The Jewish Community Center's Book Festival
West Hartford, CT

November 5, 2005
11 am
Borders Books, Methuen, MA

October 30, 2005
3 pm
Halloween reading event
Borders Books, Atrium Mall, Newton, MA

October 29, 2005
10:45 am
Reading (before the play The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
The Center for Arts in Natick
go to for information about the play

October 27, 2005
10:30 am
Borders Books, Shrewsbury, MA

October 26, 2005
10:30 am
Borders Books. Framingham, MA

October 22, 2005
10:45 am
Reading (before the play The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
The Center for Arts in Natick
go to for information about the play

3 pm
Reading and signing
Green Planet, Newton, MA


October 19, 2005
6-8 pm
Bedtime reading
Schofield Elementary School Book Fair, Wellesley, MA
October 16, 2005
2 pm
Borders Books in Kingston, MA

October 8, 2005
1-3 pm
Borders Books, Simbsbury, Conn.

October 1, 2005
10 am - 12 pm
Dragon Books, Weston, MA
Nanny Decanees/Patience Sandrof 781-647-0049

September 30, 2005
7 pm
Pajama Party/bedtime reading
Learning Express, Acton, MA
Contact Kathy 978-263-4009

September 24, 2005
1-3 pm
Barnes and Noble, W. Hartford, CT, Bishop's Corner
Contact Bill, Store Manager, 860-236-7444

September 21, 2005
3:30 pm
Randall Library, Stow, MA

September 17, 2005
all day/evening dinner
Prov. RI, Trade Show

September 16, 2005
7 pm
Barnes and Noble, Framingham, MA
Contact Margaret Moore 508-626-2823

September 10, 2005
10 am
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VA

September 9, 2005
all day
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT

August 30, 2005
11 am
8 Cousins, Falmouth, MA
Contact Carol

August 27, 2005
12-1 pm
Bookworm, W. Hartford, Conn.

August 25, 2005
10-11:30 am
Next Generation Children’s Center, Southboro, MA  
Contact Cynthia Parker 978-579-9501

Wellesley Booksmith sign
August 23, 2005
10:30 am
Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, MA

4-7 pm
Cold Stone Ice Cream, Southboro, MA

August 19, 2005
6:30 pm
Book Launching party at Charter Oak Country Club, Hudson, MA

August 18, 2005
10:30 am
Henry Bear’s Park, Cambridge. MA

Tatnuck Books, Westboro. MA

August 17, 2005
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Next Generations Children’s Center, Sudbury, MA

August 16, 2005
1-3 pm
Learning Express, Sudbury, MA

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Unless otherwise noted, all illustrations are courtesy of Bruce Whatley