All three of these nationally known authors will be at the Chelsea District Library on Wednesday evening, March 20, at 6:30pm in the McKune Room!
Dori Hillestad Butler, author of popular The Buddy Files series, Timothy Smith, Michigan author of the Buck Wilder outdoors books, and Kenneth Oppel, author of Silverwing, Printz Honor book Airborn and many others, will read from their works and will be available to sign books in the McKune Room of the Library. Books by each author will be for sale in the lobby, courtesy of Just Imagine books and Buck Wilder Adventures.
Authors in Chelsea is a day-long celebration of authors and illustrators, who are invited to Chelsea by the Chelsea District Library to give workshops in North Creek and South Meadows Elementary Schools, and Beach Middle School, and then meet and greet everyone else at the Library in the evening.
Authors in Chelsea was begun by the Chelsea District Library to encourage students to read and appreciate literature while improving their creative writing and reading abilities. The library purchases books by each author or illustrator for the classrooms that take part.
“Over 600 students participated in last year’s event,” said Karen Persello, Head of Youth and Teen Services. “They had a great time learning how real live authors and illustrators got started writing and drawing when they were kids, just like them.”