March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – March 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm America/Detroit Timezone
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Meet three authors at our Authors in Chelsea Meet & Greet! Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Just Imagine bookstore and the authors will sign books after giving brief presentations. Our 2017 Authors in Chelsea are:

Jennifer Jacobson is the author of
over a dozen books for children and young adults, including the early-reader Andy Shane series in which shy, reticent
Andy joins forces with an overly-exuberant friend. First and second grade
students at North Creek Elementary will read this series, which received honors
such as the Junior Library Guild Selection and Chicago Public Library’s Best
Children’s Book. Jennifer lives in Maine with her husband and dog, and when not
writing for children, provides training in Writer’s Workshop for teachers.Gordon
Korman is the #1 New York Times bestselling
author of more than 80 books for kids and young adults. His writing career
began at the age of twelve when his seventh-grade English assignment became his
first novel, which was then published while he was a freshman in high school! Now,
decades later, he has sold more than 28 million copies of his books, which have
been translated into 32 languages. His novels run the gamut from the humorous Slacker to the adventurous Everest and Island trilogies, to the action-packed thriller series, Masterminds. Originally, a native of
Canada, Gordon now lives with his family in Great Neck, New York and will be
visiting South Meadows Elementary students.Gary Schmidt takes writing very seriously, so much so that he actually uses a typewriter to create all of his novels. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. He lives with his family on a 150-year-old farm in Alto, Michigan, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, and feeds the wild cats that drop by. Gary will present and lead writing workshops for 6th graders at Beach Middle School. 

Authors in Chelsea is a 2-day annual
celebration of three nationally known authors invited to Chelsea by the library
to give writing workshops and assemblies in Chelsea schools for all 1st
through 6th graders during two schooldays, and to meet the community
during an evening event.

The goal of Authors
in Chelsea 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

In order for all children to participate and have an enjoyable experience at the library, please let us know if your child has any special needs that we can accommodate. Call Karen at (734) 475-8732, ext. 212.