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Young Authors' Festival 2017

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

Young Authors' Festival 2017

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Adult Registration
Each adult registration includes both the "A" and "B" breakout sessions. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided.
75 Registrations Nov 5, 2017 Free  
Child Registration
Each child registration includes an "A" and "B" breakout session, which must be selected from a list of 11 options. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided.
82 Registrations Nov 5, 2017 Free  

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Event Details

The Young Authors’ Festival is a half-day event focused on children in grades 3 through 5 for the purpose of helping children increase their literacy skills. Children of ALL ages are welcome.

The event is held at the Mardigian Library on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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1) Provide techniques and methods for encouraging and improving children’s writing and reading;

2) Work with the families as a whole to help support their children’s writing and reading;

3) Highlight Michigan authors and illustrators.


Can older or younger children attend?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome. Please note that interactive breakout sessions are designed for grades 3 through 5.


What can I expect in terms of the event schedule?


Here is the agenda for the 2017 Festival. Please note that the starting time has changed from previous years, and is now a half hour earlier. 


8:00 - 8:30 am: Check-in and Light refreshments

8:30 - 9:50 am: Welcome and Special Guest Presentation

10:00 - 10:50 am: Session A

11:00 - 11:50 am: Session B

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

12:30 pm: Book signing in the Gallery (3rd floor)


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, contact Barbara Kriigel at 313-593-5614 or email at


Have questions about Young Authors' Festival 2017? Contact University of Michigan-Dearborn

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Mardigian Library, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen
Dearborn, Michigan 48128

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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The Young Authors' Festival is a collaboration between the College of Education, Health, & Human Services and the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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