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Mar
28
Wed
Jim Harrison Tribute Dinner @ Grange Kitchen and Bar
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Throughout his writing career, Jim Harrison expressed a recurring fondness for food, drink, and the state of Michigan. His colossal appetite produced a gourmand whose eccentric way of life offered unique flavors to both his writing and the food he consumed.

Please join Grange Kitchen & Bar, the Ann Arbor Distilling Co., and Literati Bookstore for a dinner celebrating Jim Harrison! Complete with a total of seven courses, the dinner will feature some of Harrison’s most acclaimed and beloved dining experiences. This authentic combination of spirits, food, and wine will also be paired with a conversation led by local poet and Bear River Writers’ Conference Coordinator, Monica Rico. In addition to Monica Rico, Charlie Brice, another local poet and former acquaintance of Harrison, will be reflecting on some of the correspondences and meals he shared with Jim. The pair will also speak about Harrison’s total body of work, and the significant role food and drink played in his writing.

The dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 28th starting at 6:00pm. This just so happens to be the same day as the paperback release of Harrison’s final book, “A Really Big Lunch.” Tickets must be purchased in advance and a limited quantity is available. Please note that Jim Harrison was most effusive about animal proteins in his diet and, as such, a vegetarian option will not be available for this particular dinner.

Tickets are $80.00 ($95.00 includes tax and tip.)

Click here to order: http://goo.gl/ySH9YD

Paperbacks of “A Really Big Lunch” as well as copies of Jim Harrison’s other works will be available for sale during the dinner.

Event date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 6:00pm
Event address:
118 W. Liberty
Ann ArborMI 48104
Apr
7
Sat
“Write On!” Short Story Contest Awards Celebration, with Jack Cheng @ AADL Westgate
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Detroit children’s book writer Jack Cheng, author of See You in the Cosmos, discusses the art of writing and presents awards to the winners of the AADL short story contest for 3rd-5th graders.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.

 

Sep
8
Sat
Booktoberfest! @ Thomson-Shore
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of authors, books, art, and bratwurst.

Booktoberfest will feature industry experts from around the country, offering advice and insight for authors, as well as fun and educational activities for the whole family.

Authors can even pitch their books to a panel of experts for a chance to win a publishing package from Thomson-Shore! (Must sign up for the pitch contest ahead of time by visiting thomsonshore.com/booktoberfest.)

Enjoy a day of music, food, and fun, while learning about the ever-changing world of publishing and bookmaking. A portion of proceeds will benefit 826 Michigan.

Sep
9
Sun
Kerrytown Bookfest! @ Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Kerrytown BookFest is held each September and is a celebration of books, those who create them and those who read them. Our primary goal is to highlight our area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts and showcase local individuals, businesses, and organizations. The day will be filled with entertainment, education, and hands-on experiences.

We’ll have a booth setup at the festival throughout the day, so stop by and say hello!

For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Kerrytown Bookfest: ktbookfest.org

Nov
10
Sat
David Zinn Book Signing Party: Underfoot Menagerie @ 16 Hands
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

16 Hands is proud to host a book signing with one of our most popular local artists. David Zinn’s “Underfoot Menagerie” is a brand new assortment of the latest, greatest creatures from the not-quite-underground world of David Zinn! This full-color collection includes not only 134 photos of pareidolic & anamorphic sidewalk drawings, but also useful explanations of what those words mean. It’s a great gift for your inner child – or your outer ones, or just anyone who needs a little cheerful whimsy in their lives.
Join us for the Book Signing
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
from 11am – 4pm at 16 Hands
Located on the 2nd Floor of the Kerrytown Shops
https://www.facebook.com/events/166077314322733/
https://youtu.be/nW-MbHbLpBE
16 Hands, 407 N. 5th Ave, 2nd Floor. Free. 7. 16handsinfo@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/166077314322733/ 

Feb
23
Sat
32nd Annual Storytelling Festival @ The Ark
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Feb. 23 & 24 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the country. Headliner is Hand Christian Andersen Storytelling Center (NYC) director Laura Simms, an internationally celebrated veteran storyteller whose repertoire includes both traditional tales and personal narratives. Also, playwright and performance artist Edgar Oliver, a celebrated NYC raconteur best known for his mesmerizing one-man show about his childhood in Savannah with his songster and his mentally ill mother, and Ivory D. Williams, a veteran Detroit storyteller known for his engaging, interactive renditions of traditional African and African American tales.
7:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 (Sat.) & $10 (Sun. family concert) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS.

Feb
24
Sun
32nd Annual Storytelling Festival @ The Ark
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Feb. 23 & 24 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the country. Headliner is Hand Christian Andersen Storytelling Center (NYC) director Laura Simms, an internationally celebrated veteran storyteller whose repertoire includes both traditional tales and personal narratives. Also, playwright and performance artist Edgar Oliver, a celebrated NYC raconteur best known for his mesmerizing one-man show about his childhood in Savannah with his songster and his mentally ill mother, and Ivory D. Williams, a veteran Detroit storyteller known for his engaging, interactive renditions of traditional African and African American tales.
7:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 (Sat.) & $10 (Sun. family concert) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS.

Apr
11
Thu
RC Studio Arts End of Term Student Invitational Show Reception @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception for the artists. The show continues at the RC Art Gallery through the end of Winter term.

Jul
6
Sat
Booksilanti Readers Fair @ Ypsilanti Freight House
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm

This free, family-friendly event will feature local authors, crafts, book-ish artisans, kids’ story hours and more. Additional details, vendors and schedule below!

9 am – 4pm Vendors open!
All day: Take a book, leave a book. Find a new friend and pass on an old favorite! Any leftover books will be donated to the Ypsilanti District Library.
9 am – 3:30pm Creative Reuse Bookmark Making Station with SCRAP Box (Great Hall)
10 am – 11am Kids’ Storytime with TBD (Cafe)
12 pm – 1pm Kids’ Storytime with Black Men Read (Cafe)
2 pm – 3pm Kids’ Spanish Storytime with Cristina Heredia (Cafe)

— 2019 Vendors —
Bookstores:
Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center
Nicola’s Books Ann Arbor
Bookbound Bookstore

Children’s authors:
Jordan J. Scavone – Children’s Author
Lisa Rose
Debbie Taylor (author, ‘Sweet Music in Harlem’)
Kristin & Brad Northrup (authors, ‘Akeina the Crocodile’)

Adult authors:
Ken MacGregor’s Stories / LVP Publications (local horror author and anthologist)
Fifth Avenue Press
Thomas Gregory
Crysta K. Coburn
Patti Smith
Charles Taylor (author, ‘Dark Rhythm’)
Geezer girl (Jeanne Adwani)
Linda Jeffries (author, ‘We Thought We Knew You’ & ‘Who You Might Be’)

Young adult authors:
Shannon McGee
Lori Alden Holuta

Artisans:
Bunny and Smooch
Typewriter Poems Bespoke by A. Probst
Woodland Caravan
Jesse Rubenfeld Illustrations
Ephemeral Books
Jen Talley Art & Design
Clever Creations by Amy

Non-profits and other friends:
Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library
Washtenaw Literacy
SCRAP Box
Trader Joe’s-Ann Arbor,MI
BookDay : Booker T. Washington Holiday

Jul
21
Sun
3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market, Shed 3
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What/Why:

3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest)! FREE!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

10am-4pm

Eastern Market
Shed3
2934 Russell Street
Detroit, Michigan

FREE entry for attendees!

Website
detroitbookfest.com

Questions
books at detroitbookfest dot com

200+ vendors

10,000+ attendees

BOOKS (ie: Used, Rare, Antiquarian, Unusual, Ephemera, Authors, etc)

Art
Comic Books
Maps
Vintage Board Games
Vinyl Records
And more!

Food
Beer
And…..FUNK MUSIC!

Official Bookfest Afterparty @ Eastern Market Brewing Company down the street!

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