We’re sending out a call for stories, poems, or essays regarding nature with an emphasis on trees and plants. The call is open to everyone, and the deadline is November 30, 2019. Submissions will be compiled and published as a book. Copies will then be added to the library collection for checkout. We will also sell copies as a fundraiser for future Big Reads in Dearborn. To differentiate this book from Call of the Wild Dearborn (our first community anthology), we are not looking for entries on animals or wildlife.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Do you have a favorite tree from your childhood?
- A poem about trees/plants? How about a haiku?
- A flower you want to write about?
- A true story or a fictional narrative involving trees or plants?
- What do trees mean to you?
Can’t come up with something regarding trees or plants? How about writing about gardening or your favorite nature trail? How about focusing on nature in a more general sense? Or how about something science related? Hope Jahren is a geobiologist who mainly studies plants, trees, and soil. Remember: the world is your lab. Or how about something on friendship? Jahren portrays a close friendship she has with Bill, her lab partner.
However, if you do not have access to a computer, you may mail your submission, along with a filled-out participation form, to:
Dearborn Public Library
22100 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Attn: Big Read
If you have questions, please contact the library at (313) 943-2330 or email@example.com. The library is looking forward to reading your submissions!
|Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019|
Mark your calendars! Everyone is invited to attend the 7th Annual Young Authors’ Festival
on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Mardigian Library.
YAF is a FREE half-day festival for children in grades 3-5, their parents and teachers. Children attend fun breakout sessions to develop their writing and reading skills, while adults learn tips for supporting their children’s literacy development.
Jean Alicia Elster, Michigan author of Michigan Notable Book The Colored Car, is the special guest speaker for 2019. A selection of books by Ms. Elster will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. You may also bring your own copies for signing.
The festival is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration will open and can be
found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-authors-festival-2019-registration-75322239847
Link to flier: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pyOCp8HfiGS_JoRElIb7rFkX8_L8lnyI/view?usp=sharing