Follow This Blog: RSS feed
A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Kidlit Drink Night Returns!

Or shall we say, Kidlit Drink Night 2.0?  Because, you see, the event is now in brand new hands.  There’s a new sheriff in town, folks.  And by “sheriff” I mean “multiple talented individuals” and by “in town” I mean “running Kidlit Drink Night”.  Yes sir, Cheryl Klein and I are backing away slowly then running hell-for-leather to the high hills leaving others to plan, organize, and generally inhabit Kidlit Drink Night.  That doesn’t mean we won’t be around, of course!  Just that we won’t be organizing.

Now here are the deets:

When: Tuesday, September 20
Starting: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sweet & Vicious, at the corner of Spring & Elizabeth Streets in Soho

And who has the chutzpah to make these nights even better than they were before?  Observe:

  • Faye Bi works at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
  • Christina McTighe is the School and Library Marketing Assistant for Penguin Young Readers Group.
  • Mackenzie Reide is the author of The Adventurers of Troll Creek, a new adventure series for 8 to 12 year olds.
  • Heather Scott is the Assistant Merchandising Director for Scholastic Book Clubs (and she credits Kidlit Drink Night with helping her make the connections that led to the job!)

A big thank you to them for going the extra mile and taking the reins from our hands.  And how great that we’re returning to Sweet & Vicious once again.  Oh outdoor patio, I’ve missed you so.

Remember that Kidlit Drink Nights are for anyone interested in children’s literature who would like to discuss it in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  RSVPs not required.  And who knows?  Maybe a certain baby will appear at a certain bar one of these days.  Patios make it all okay, right?

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I’m new to blogging and would love to come. How will I find you?!?

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      First, look for the women wearing glasses. Pretty much any time you need to find Kidlit Drink Night attendees, that description will fit the bulk of them. We’ll try to be on the patio, though it’s possible that we’ll have to be inside. But look for the glasses. 9 times out of 10, it works.

      See you there!

  2. I’m happy to be helping take over as part of the 2.0 team- we’re going to try to have some kind of indicator to help folks who haven’t attended before find us. There will be balloons or nametags or somesuch…

    But Betsy’s SO right: look for the glasses. And book-related tote bags.
    You’ll find us!

  3. Now I’m laughing. I wear glasses too! And I’m pretty sure I have a book-related tote bag I can bring. Glad I’ll fit in. 🙂 Looking forward to meeting you all.