[Michlib-l] Young Authors' Festival and Writing Contest

Carla Brooks ctbrooks at umich.edu
Mon Sep 29 14:30:01 EDT 2014

Dear Michigan Librarians,

Help encourage children's authorship! The College of Education, Health, and
Human Services and the Mardigian Library at the University of
Michigan-Dearborn are partnering again to sponsor a Young Authors' Festival
and Writing Contest. This year's festival theme is "Celebrating Friendship."

1. The Writing Contest is for children in grades 3, 4, and 5. The contest
theme is "Friendship." Entries are due Oct. 24, 2014. Three prizes will be
awarded to each grade; one grand prize winner will also be selected.
Winners will receive Barnes & Noble gift cards and be invited to read aloud
their entries at the Young Authors’ Festival. Details and contest rules can
be found at:  http://library.umd.umich.edu/events/YAF/

2. The Young Authors' Festival will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's
Mardigian Library.Children and adults will enjoy hearing Toni Buzzeo,
author of over twenty children's books, talk about the creative process of
writing “One Cool Friend,” her book that was named a 2013 Caldecott Honor
Book. Breakout sessions for children and adults will be led by faculty and
pre-service teachers. Children will practice their writing techniques while
adults learn tips for supporting children’s writing development.

Toni will be available for autographs at the end of the festival. Copies of
"One Cool Friend" and several other titles by Toni will be available for

The event is FREE and open to the public. Details can be found at:
http://library.umd.umich.edu/events/YAF/  Registration begins Oct. 13, 2014.

Light refreshments provided!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’

Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the ADA should
contact Sue Flannery at 313-593-5236 or sasbury at umich.edu prior to Nov. 1,
2014 to allow time for arrangements to be made.

Partial support provided by the Mardigian Library and the College of
Education, Health, and Human Services.

Flyers for the event are also attached.

Thank you!


Carla Brooks, committee member, Young Authors' Festival

*Carla Brooks*
*Head, Library Research Center*
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Mardigian Library
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Ph: 313-593-5616
Fax: 313-593-5551
ctbrooks at umich.edu
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