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An Evening with the Authors

Author Talks!  Kids Q&A!  Book Signing!

Tuesday, March 12, 2018 | 6:30-8pm
Washington Street Education Center Board Rm.
500 Washington St., Chelsea, MI 48118

Get a Free Book! The first 20 families to arrive will receive a coupon for a FREE book from Just Imagine’s table in the lobby. Books will also be available to purchase.

Meet the 2018 lineup!

Every year, Authors in Chelsea endeavors to bring in authors that are engaging for both children and educators alike. Our goal is to encourage children to explore the art and craft of writing in order to better read and appreciate literature and explore the “power of writing.” Through close personal contact with award-winning authors, students work to improve their creative writing and reading skills and be inspired to excellence.

Helen Frost & Rick Lieder

Together, painter and photographer Rick Lieder and author Helen Frost have created a series of picture books that read– and look– like poetry. Step Gently OutWake Up, Among a Thousand Fireflies, and Sweep Up the Sun invite readers to explore the natural world. Separately, Rick’s art has appeared on numerous award-winning novels, and his firefly film-making was featured in the 2016 PBS NOVA program Creatures of Light, produced by National Geographic Television, while Helen is the author of several books for older readers, including Diamond Willow and Keesha’s House, selected an Honor Book for the Michael L. Printz Award. Explore their works on Rick’s website, or view teaching ideas from Helen here.

Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley is the author of the New York Times best-selling series The Sisters Grimm and several other works for middle grade and young adult readers. Sister Grimm takes traditional fairy tale stories and characters and twists them into modern adventures, and it’s been featured on various “best-of” lists from the New York Public Library, Washington Post, USA Today, and many other organizations. Along the way to becoming an author, Michael interned for the David Letterman Show and developed and wrote shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Discovery Channel. Learn more about Michael’s work on his website.

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of thirteen novels for young readers. Her books have won several awards, including the 2010 ALA Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical. Sixth graders at Beach Middle School will be reading Nora’s latest novel, Nine/Ten: A 9/11 Story, which follows four kids from different parts of the country whose lives are impacted by the events of 9/11. Nora has also taught creative writing to children and adults for more than fifteen years. She lives in Connecticut with her family. Teacher guides to Nora’s books are available online here.

2018 Events

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Authors in Chelsea – An Evening with the Authors

The whole community is invited to meet our 2018 Authors in Chelsea, hear them speak, and get books signed! Books will be available to purchase courtesy of Just Imagine.

6:30–8:00pm | All ages | Washington Street Education Center | Board Rm. | 500 Washington Street, Chelsea MI

March 13-14, 2018

In the Classroom

During the day on March 13-14, Chelsea students in grades 1-6 will attend presentations and workshops with the authors

Click on each author’s name to visit their websites for teacher resources and more information.

North Creek ElementaryHelen Frost & Rick Lieder
South Meadows ElementaryMichael Buckley
Beach Middle School — Nora Raleigh Baskin

Learn about the History of Authors in Chelsea

Every year, Authors in Chelsea endeavors to bring in authors that are engaging for both children and educators alike. Over the years, a wide variety of writers have been invited to Chelsea, including award-winning authors Jennifer Holm, Kenneth Oppel, Gary Schmidt, Nancy Shaw, and many others! Click here to discover more about past Authors in Chelsea.

Learn more about the history of Authors in Chelsea by clicking through this presentation from 2015:

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Special Thanks to the following organizations for their support of this program.

Chelsea District Library will be closed at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and all day Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving Holiday