Friday, September 29, 2017

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book Pop-Up Bookstore, brought to you by Between the Covers, is located in the Community Center of Holy Childhood Church. The store will be open Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please click here to download a .pdf of the 2017 Festival Program.

PRESENTER, VENUE & TIME PROGRAM INFORMATION
KEN HAEDRICH BRUNCH AT THE MARKET - SOLD OUT
Petoskey Farmers Market and Petoskey District Library's Carnegie Building
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Join Ken Haedrich of The Pie Academy for a stroll through Petoskey’s Farmers Market. Then, head to the Carnegie Building for a conversation and sampling of sweet and savory recipes from his new cookbook, The Harvest Baker. $40 ticket includes book and meal. 

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

 
SOUP & STORIES
Holy Childhood Church Community Center
11:00 a.m.— 1:00 p.m.
A come-and-go lunch and author reading at Holy Childhood Church. Drop in anytime for soup, bread, and dessert and to listen to a rotation of authors reading brief selections from their works. Lunch tickets are $10 and are now available for purchase at the event.
The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a different author
reading every 15 minutes.
11:00 a.m. Megan Miranda
11:15 a.m. Fleda Brown
11:30 a.m. Alan Drew
11:45 a.m. Augustus Rose
12:00 p.m. Donovan Hohn
12:15 p.m. Julie Buntin
12:30 p.m. Meg Howrey
12:45 p.m. Gabe Habash
 
MOLLY YEH LUNCHEON - SOLD OUT
Stafford's Pier Restaurant
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

 Join cookbook author and food blogger Molly Yeh, a Brooklynite turned Midwestern farmer, for a delightful luncheon at Stafford's Pier Restaurant featuring recipes from her cookbook, Molly on the
Range.

THIS IS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.           

 
THE UNEXPECTED FACETS OF THE WRITING LIFE
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
1:15 p.m.
An award winning writer for the HBO series The Wire, a defender of free speech through the PEN Center USA, and a translator of beloved works from the Brazilian Portuguese cannon; these presenters have found alternate paths to the written word, aside from their careers as published poets, playwrights and novelists.Presenters: Kia Corthron, David Francis, and Idra Novey
 
VOYAGES OF SELF-DISCOVERY
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
2:45 p.m.
Both fiction and nonfiction—especially the art of memoir—have the ability to send a character, or the actual writer, on a journey in search of what lies within. It is perhaps one of the oldest types of conflict at play in a story—this man versus self—when we consider the fact that it first appears in ancient Latin and Greek texts. That writers today are able to allow their readers to journey to college, Detroit and even outer space, all the while discovering the truth about what makes a person strive to go on, is a testament to the fact that we are all a part of some collective unconscious.
Presenters: Gabe Habash, Meg Howrey, and Drew Philp
 
SHARING A PERSONAL NARRATIVE THAT SPEAKS TO EVERY PERSON
Harbor Springs History Museum
2:45 p.m.
Sharing one's life and experiences through writing is deeply personal, but often times, the reason to put our stories down on paper for all the world to read is to tether ourselves to people—to find a common humanity, to illustrate and celebrate differences, to encourage conversation. These personal narratives can be shared in any number of ways, from nourishment for our minds and bodies to researching family histories to placing oneself in the context of the present.Presenters: Nicole Gulotta, Dawn MacKeen, and Marcus Wicker
 
WRITING A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE
Harbor Springs History Museum
4:15 p.m.
In some stories, the setting is virtually inconsequential. In others, however, the setting takes on a life of its own and becomes as essential to the storytelling as the characters themselves. How do writers cultivate this strong sense of place—through personal experience, research or imagination? The "how" of it may not be crucial, so long as the reader feels that she is in that place too.
Presenters: Jessie Chaffee, Joshilyn Jackson, and Idra Novey
 
IN CONVERSATION WITH NICOLE GULOTTA AND ROBIN SLOAN
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
4:15 p.m.
Join two of our Festival authors for an informal conversation about the intersection of literature, food and technology. Whether pairing iconic poems with original recipes, or casting techie characters in the worlds of rare books and foodie cabals, these two writers understand just how central each of these elements is to our world today. No one knows where the conversation may lead, but the audience is encouraged to come with questions!
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS WITH DENISE KIERNAN
Harbor Springs High School Performing Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
Denise Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls of Atomic City, presents her latest book, The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Ticketed event: $40 ticket includes one ticket and one book, $50 ticket includes two tickets and one book. Tickets are no longer available for puchase online, but may be puchased at the event venue immediately before the event.