Our special presenters at the event are Meet Carol Hagen and Matt Faulkner, author and illustrator of the children’s book, “The Night Henry Ford Met Santa” (Sleeping Bear Press, 2006). Carol is also a graduate of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, so we are especially pleased she will be speaking to the children about the process of writing. Matt has illustrated over 25 books, including his own stories and those of other authors. Children and adults will enjoy hearing Carol and Matt talk about their creative processes.
The festival will also include break-out sessions focusing on techniques and activities that can help children develop their writing skills. At the end of the morning, a book signing will be held in the Berkowitz Gallery, located on the library’s third floor. A special exhibition of Matt’s illustrations will be on display in the gallery along with original artwork from other illustrators. And of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without some sort of treats!