Young Authors’ Festival and Writing Contest

Young Authors’ Festival and Writing Contest

Help celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday! The College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are sponsoring a Young Authors’ Festival and Writing Contest. The festival’s theme is “Henry’s Dream.”

The Writing Contest is for children in grades 4, 5, and 6. The contest theme is: “What are your dreams for your future? How do you plan to reach your dreams?” One winner from each grade will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, and the grand prize winner will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Details and contest rules can be found at:

The Young Authors’ Festival will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the University of Michigan Dearborn’s Mardigian Library. Carol Hagen and Matt Faulkner, author and illustrator of “The Night Henry Ford Met Santa,” will talk to children about writing and illustrating a book. Faculty and pre-service teachers will lead break-out sessions with activities along with tips and techniques for writing and supporting children in their writing.

Original art work from Matt Faulkner, along with art work from other illustrators, will be on display.

Ms. Hagen and Mr. Faulkner, both from Michigan, will be available for autographs. Copies of “The Night Henry Ford Met Santa” will be available for purchase.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Details and registration can be found at:

Light refreshments provided!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’ views.

Anyone requiring accommodations under the provisions of the ADA should contact Sue Flannery at prior to Nov. 1, 2013 to allow time for arrangements to be made.

Partial support provided by the Mardigian Library and the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She is married to her best friend Ron since 1999! Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development and just completed her BS degree in business marketing with a social media concentration. She is currently a professional blogger and social media manager. Lindsey is also a trained musician in the areas of piano and vocals. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.