Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Events Coming Up in Southeast Michigan

The Ann Arbor branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual used book sale September 6-8 at Washtenaw Community College. I help set out the books each year, and I'm always amazed at the variety. Used books galore, and the profits go to scholarships.


You're invited to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown BookFest on September 8. I'll be part of the noon panel "Michigan Narratives: Picture Books from Inception to Publication. Writer & illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw leads a discussion with writers Shutta Crum and Nancy Shaw as well as illustrator David Catrow."

Ruth's Drawing Session
Ruth Barshaw will return with her drawing workshop for kids as well. Debbie Diesen will read her picture books. Shanda Trent will present her new book Farmers' Market Day right there in Ann Arbor's Farmers Market, which inspired the tale. The Ann Arbor District Library's Laura Pershin Raynor will be telling animal tales. Bring the kids!

Speakers ranging from auto-industry leader Bob Lutz to mystery writer Erin Hart to novelist Natalie Bakopoulos will appear. Besides bringing authors and illustrators to Kerrytown, the BookFest features the craft of publishing.

And it's Sunday--so you can park with ease!


Jean Alicia Elster
Another event I'll be sorry to miss is at the same time: Michigan Notable author Jean Alicia Elster will celebrate her new chapter book The Colored Car at Detroit's Scarab Club at 2 p.m.