The Chelsea District Library will hold its 8th annual Authors in Chelsea event on Wednesday and Thursday, March 22 & 23. This two-day long event brings three nationally known authors to Chelsea schools to present workshops, free of charge to participants. Children and their families are also invited to Room 100 of the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington St.) the evening of March 22nd to meet the authors and get books signed from 6:30–8pm.

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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.

Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer Jacobson is the author of the Andy Shane beginner chapter book series and will be visiting 1st and 2nd grade students at North Creek Elementary. She also writes novels for tween and teen readers, and is a writer’s workshop consultant for educators. Find more information about Jennifer’s books on her website.

Gordon Korman

Did you know that Gordon Korman had his first book published by Scholastic when he was still in high school!? Gordon has written more than 75 books, many of which are best-sellers, and will be visiting all students at South Meadows Elementary. Explore Gordon’s books, check out his blog, and even ask him a question on the Reader’s Forum on his website.

Gary Schmidt

Gary Schmidt will be returning to Chelsea for his second visit! Gary is the two-time Newbery Honor-winning author of The Wednesday WarsOrbiting JupiterOkay for Now, and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, plus many others. He’ll be speaking to and leading writing workshops for 6th grade students at Beach Middle School. View interviews with Gary and download teacher resources on his website.

2018 Events

Prepare for the authors’ visits by attending the Fun Fair, then get excited for our main events happening March 22-23!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Meet the Authors Tonight

The whole community is invited to meet our 2017 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 | Rm 100 | 512 Washington Street, Chelsea MI

March 22–23, 2017

In the Classroom

During the day on March 22–23, all 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 ElementaryJennifer Jacobson
South Meadows ElementaryGordon Korman
Beach Middle School — Gary Schmidt

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.