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Young Authors' Festival

A Celebration of Writing for Students in 3rd-5th Grades, their Parents, and Teachers

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Captions (left to right): 2016 Festival Audience; Children Engaging in Breakout Activity; Newbery Medal Winner Christopher Paul Curtis; Grand Prize Winner Jet Miller and Prof. Danielle DeFauw; 2016 Writing Contest Winners (l-r) Ali Beidoun, Jet Miller, Hussein Mansour, Joshua Lemanski, Nameh Sharif, Hadley Walker, Lena Sophia Goethe, Owen Strieff, Cassidy Woolums, Hanley DeSmyter, Maria Fontes


Captions (left to right): Adult Breakout Session: Supporting Children’s Writing; Children Work on Writing Game in Breakout Session; Newbery Honor Book Author Gary Schmidt Talks about Writing; Children Working on “Strega Nona” Activity in Breakout Session; Grand Prize Winner Ellie Summerfield


Captions (left to right): Author Toni Buzzeo Speaking about her Book; Third Grade Winners: (l-r) Marlee Pyle, Kaylah Walker, Samantha Azzoli; 4th Grade Winners: (l-r) Skylar Covington, Sophie Tsamaidis, Guinevere Wagstaff; 5th Grade Winners: (l-r) Ava Balfour, Kate Weidig, Jerry Xia; Grand Prize Winner Ava Cheff


Captions (left to right): Author Carol Hagen Speaking about Henry Ford; Illustrator Matt Faulkner Engages the Audience; Grand Prize Winner Anne-Marie Sab with Matt Faulkner and her Mother. Anne-Marie is holding illustration by Matt Faulkner in her honor; Carol Hagen and Matt Faulkner with their book “The Night Henry Ford Met Santa”; Matt Faulkner Autographing Books for Attendees

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