Authors In April Inc. is a community weeklong event. Each day, authors visit schools, giving presentations to students and signing books. Each elementary school author visits three different elementary schools every day, and spends about 1½ hours at each school. The middle school author visits one school each day, giving three presentations (one each to 6th, 7th, & 8th graders) at that school.
In all the authors speak to well over 10,000 students during their stay. In addition to school visits, authors attend a benefit dinner. This is an opportunity for adults to meet the authors, have books autographed, enjoy dinner, and listen to a lively presentation by the authors. The Rochester Hills Public Library also hosts an autograph party where the public is invited to meet the authors and have books autographed.
The goal of the Authors In April program is to encourage students to read as well as to appreciate a variety of literature while improving their own creative writing abilities.