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Save the Date for the 13th Annual Authors in Chelsea

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Shannon Powers for the information in this story.)

Chelsea District Library (CDL) recently announced it plans to go forward with the 13th annual Authors in Chelsea program.

This two-day program is a partnership between CDL and Chelsea School District that brings nationally known authors into the classroom.

Through workshops and assemblies, students learn to better read and appreciate literature, and discover how they too can use writing as a powerful tool to express themselves.

This year’s program will take place on March 15–16, and features Theanne Griffith (author of the Magnificent Makers series), James Buckley Jr. (contributing author to the Who Was/Who Is series), and Katherine Arden (author of the Small Spaces series).

In addition to classroom visits at the Chelsea School District, all three Authors in Chelsea authors will join us Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Street Education Center board room for a panel of presentations open to the public. Each author will discuss their work and inspiration, followed by a Q&A and book signings. This event has no charge and includes an opportunity to purchase books to be signed by the authors, courtesy of Serendipity Books.

The Authors in Chelsea program is made possible by the continued support of the Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) and the Friends of Chelsea District Library.

CEF’s generous $1,500 grant pays for books by the visiting authors for school classrooms and media centers. These books allow teachers the ability to use them as part of their curriculum planning and to prepare students for the authors’ visits. Through the fundraising efforts of the Friends of Chelsea District Library, the program receives a $2,000 donation to offset authors’ appearance fees. Support from these organizations allows nearly 1,000 children in grades 1–6 to participate each year.

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