“What was this writer thinking?!”
“Would you like to ask the writer yourself?”
Maureen Hayes knew the importance of bringing children and author/illustrator together and the impact it can have on their lives. In 2005, the Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award was established with funding from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. The award honors Maureen Hayes’ life-long effort to make such visits a reality.
The award provides up to $4,000 towards the honorarium and travel costs of a writer/illustrator to visit a location where children might otherwise never have this amazing opportunity. The applicant must be an ALSC member, work in conjunction with other organizations, and be able to supply administrative support, facilities and visibly promote this presentation as a distinctive event.
For more information, visit the ALSC website (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/hayesaward/index.cfm) or contact Linda Ernst
— Linda Ernst
ALSC Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award Committee