Meet Gary Schmidt, Michigan author and two-time Newbery Honor recipient, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Mardigian Library
Saturday, November 14, 2015.
||Everyone is invited to attend the Young Authors' Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Mardigian Library. Gary Schmidt is the special guest speaker. The event also includes breakout sessions for children to write, and for adults to learn tips for supporting their children's literacy development.
The Festival is FREE and open to the public. Registration begins Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
For a map and directions to the University of Michigan-Dearborn, click here.
Young Authors' Festival Writing Contest
As students write a poem, narrative, or expository piece, some writing prompts they might consider are: What makes you unique or different? How do differences change things for the better? How is the world a better place due to our differences? What would the world be like if we were all the same?
If students do not want to write about a personal experience, they may write about someone they know, make up a character, etc.
Writing Contect Rules:
- Writing Contest Theme: Celebrating Our Differences.
- Students in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade may enter.
- Submit one piece of writing: essay, poem, or narrative. Illustrations may be included.
- 500-word limit.
- Writing must be original.
- Typed entries only.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected from each grade plus one grand prize winner.
- Winners will receive gift cards and be invited to read aloud their entries at the Young Authors' Festival on Nov. 14, 2015.
- Do not put the student's name on the entry. A second sheet must be submitted with the following information:
- Name and grade
- Home address
- Title of contest entry
- School name & address
- Name, e-mail address, and phone number of sponsoring teacher or parent
Contest Entry Due Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
- Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 16, 2015; late entries cannot be accepted.
- E-mailed documents are preferred.
- Winners will be notified in early November.
- E-mail digital entries as an attachment to: email@example.com.
- Mail paper entries to: Barbara Kriigel, Mardigian Library, Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48128
Have questions or need special accommodations? Please contact Sue Flannery at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 593-5236. Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the ADA should contact us prior to November 1, 2015 to allow time for arrangements to be made.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.