Young Authors' Festival

To help celebrate Henry Ford's 150th birthday, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are sponsoring a Young Authors' Festival and Writing Contest. The festivalís theme is "Henry's Dream."

 

The Writing Contest is for children in grades 4, 5, and 6. The contest theme is: "What are your dreams for your future? How do you plan to reach your dreams?" One winner from each grade will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, and the grand prize winner will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Details and contest rules can be found at: http://library.umd.umich.edu/events/YAF/ 

 

The Young Authors' Festival will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the University of Michigan Dearborn's Mardigian Library. Carol Hagen and Matt Faulkner, author and illustrator of "The Night Henry Ford Met Santa," will talk to children about writing and illustrating a book. Faculty and pre-service teachers will lead break-out sessions with activities along with tips and techniques for writing and supporting children in their writing. 

 

Original art work from Matt Faulkner, along with art work from other illustrators, will be on display.

 

Ms. Hagen and Mr. Faulkner, both from Michigan, will be available for autographs. Copies of "The Night Henry Ford Met Santa" will be available for purchase.

 

The event is FREE and open to the public. Details and registration can be found at: http://library.umd.umich.edu/events/YAF/

 

Light refreshments provided!