Jennifer O’Connell

Children’s Book Author & Illustrator

2018

Thursday, January 18
Puck and Poe - Works Inspired by William Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe
The Annual Juried Member Show

The Mansion at Strathmore, Art Gallery
Rockville, MD

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Friday, January 19
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story and a "Drawing Characters and Emotions" Workshop
The Feynman School
Rockville, MD

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Tuesday, February 20
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story 
Nantucket Elementary School
Crofton, MD

Friday, February 23
Presentations and a "Let's Make a Picture Book" Workshop Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Oakland Mills Middle School
Columbia, MD

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Wednesday, February 21
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
South Shore Elementary School
Crownsville, MD

Monday, February 26
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Farmland Elementary School
Rockville, MD

February 27, March 6, 9, 13 and 20
Artist in Residence Program/Workshop with the Third Grade 
Claremont Immersion Elementary School
Arlington, VA

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Thursday, March 15
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book!
Workshops with Four Second Grade Classes
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

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Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13
State of Maryland International Reading Association Council's Forty-sixth Annual Conference
Author’s Night - Thursday, 4/12, 7:00
Presentation - Friday, 4/13, 10:45 - 11:45
Delta Hotels Baltimore
Hunt Valley, MD

My terrific table of educators at the "Evening With the Authors" event.

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Friday, May 4
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story

Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA
Students making a whale poster for their beloved Librarian, Renee Kelahan.

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Monday, May 14
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Christ Episcopal School
Rockville, MD

Wednesday, July 11
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
"Pirate Ahoy" Event for Children and the Summer Author Institute
Frostburg State University, Children's Literature Centre

Frostburg, MD

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The local pirates all had a great "Pirates Ahoy" day! In the photo below I am with Fred Powell at his wonderful "Main Street Books" in Frostburg.

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Thursday, July 19
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
The Summer Author Institute
Frostburg State University, Children's Literature Centre

Hagerstown, MD

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Having lunch with teachers and grad students of the Author Institute Program.

Saturday, September 1, 1:00
Reading at The Washington Post's Booth
The Library of Congress National Book Festival
The Washington, DC Convention Center

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Thursday, October 25
Presentation and Drawing Exercise Featuring Ten Timid Ghosts
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA

Sunday, November 18
Presentation and Activity Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Whittle School & Studios
Washington, DC

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Wednesday, December 19
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Franklin Elementary School
Reisterstown, MD

2019

Wednesday, January 9
Virtual Presentations (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Hawthorne Elementary School
Sioux Falls, SD

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Wednesday, January 23

Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Nantucket Elementary School
Crofton, MD

February 11 - 15
Artist in Residence Program/Workshop with Grades K - 5
The Bullis School
Potomac, MD

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Monday, February 25
Presentations Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story
Houston Elementary School, through An Open Book
Washington, DC

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With Third Grade Teacher, Kevin Wright

Monday, February 25
Family Night, Including a Presentation, Student Activity and Q&A with Parents,
Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story

Plummer Elementary School, through Turning the Page
Washington, DC

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This student was very proud of his amazing underwater scene!

Thursday, March 14
ARTstravaganza - Let's Create A Picture Book!
Workshops with Four Second Grade Classes
St. Stephens and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA

March - April
6 Day Artist in Residence Program/Workshop with Grade 3
Claremont Immersion Elementary School
Arlington, VA

Monday, May 6
Presentation Featuring The Eye of the Whale - A Rescue Story

Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA