The New York Public Library children's section, under the sure stewardship of Betsy Bird, hosts a regular program called the Children's Literary Café.
The theme of the one I had the honor to participate in: "Men Who Write Children's Books, Live in the New York City Area, and Shave Irregularly."
Yet all four of us showed up facially groomed (for the most part):
Mike Rex = goatee
Jon Scieszka = little hair patch under lip (name?)
Brian Floca = smooth (though he had a full beard when I pitched this idea to Betsy)
me = two-day stubble
It was standing room only and a discussion that (for me, anyway) ended too soon. The audience was most gracious and mostly non-face-shavers (i.e. women).
We didn't get the chance to take a photo until a while after it ended, by which point Jon had unfortunately already left, but here he is, and here are the rest of us:
Use the key above to match the name to the facial hair. You get one freebie: Betsy is the one in the dress.
9/14/09 addendum: Betsy's post about this.