Young Authors' Festival 2019

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Mardigian Library, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn

4901 Evergreen

Dearborn, Michigan 48128

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The Young Authors’ Festival is a FREE 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, but breakout sessions are designed for children in grades 3-5. The festival features a visit by a Michigan author and/or illustrator, interactive breakout sessions for children and adults, writing contest awards, and a book signing.

The event is held at the Mardigian Library on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and breakout sessions are led by pre-service teachers enrolled in the College of Education, Health & Human Services.

For more information, visit: http://library.umd.umich.edu/yaf

GOALS:

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.


FAQs

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.

Is this a drop-off event?

No: a parent, guardian, or teacher should remain in the building with children during the entirety of the event. Adult breakout sessions are offered during child breakout sessions.

What can I expect in terms of the event schedule?

Here is the agenda for the 2019 Festival:

8:30 - 9:00 am: Check-in and Light refreshments
9:00 - 9:50 am: Welcome and Special Guest Presentation
10:00 - 10:30 am: Breakout Session A
10:40 - 11:10 am: Breakout Session B
11:20 - 11:50 am: Breakout Session C
12:00 - 12:30 pm: Writing Contest Awards Ceremony
12:30 - 1:00 pm: Book signing

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, contact Raya Samet at 313-593-4936 or rsamet@umich.edu.

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Mardigian Library, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn

4901 Evergreen

Dearborn, Michigan 48128

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