Friday, September 29, 2017

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

PRESENTER, VENUE & TIME PROGRAM INFORMATION
KEN HAEDRICH BRUNCH AT THE MARKET
Petoskey Farmers Market/Carnegie Building
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Join Ken Haedrich 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.

 
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 available in advance.

The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a different author
reading every 15 minutes. The schedule will be available soon.

 
MOLLY YEH LUNCHEON
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. $60 ticket includes cookbook and lunch.

 
VOYAGES OF SELF DISCOVERY
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
1:00 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

 
WRITING A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
2:30 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

 
SHARING A PERSONAL NARRATIVE THAT SPEAKS TO EVERY PERSON
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church
4:00 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

 
THE UNEXPECTED FACETS OF THE WRITING LIFE
Harbor Springs Area Historical Society
4:00 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

 
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.