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Saturday October 1st, 2016
schedule subject to change

Time/Location

Event

10:00am - 11:00am
Harbor Springs History Museum
349 E Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Fiction: Shaping Family History 
Family, fate and secrets revealed through the lens of fiction.
Julia Claiborne Johnson, Kim Edwards, Rebecca Makkai,
Renee Rosen

Moderator: Javier Ramirez


10:00am – 12:00pm
Harbor Springs Library
206 S Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Please note, each reading and activity lasts 30 minutes.

Children’s Picture Book Readings / Activities
10:00am - Deborah Diesen: Catch a Kiss
10:30am – Lynne Rae Perkins (Newbery Award Winning Author): Frank and Lucky Get Schooled 
11:00am - Deb Pilutti:  Bear and Squirrel are Friends...Yes Really!
11:30am - Laurie Keller: We are Growing!


10:00am – 3:00pm
United Methodist Church
343 E Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Please note, each poetry reading will last approximately 30 minutes.

*Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting (WCMU) presents The Contemporary Black Poetry Project.
Please click the link above for complimentary tickets.

Poetry Readings
10:00am  - Naomi Long Madgett - WCMU Poet*
10:30am – Herbert Woodward Martin - WCMU Poet*
11:00am – Toi Derricotte - WCMU Poet*
11:30am - Michael Delp: Reading from Lying in the River’s Dark Bed
12:00pm – Thomas Lynch: Reading from Selected Works
12:30pm – Luke Davies: Reading from Selected Works
1:00pm – Anne-Marie Oomen: Reading from Selected Works
1:30pm – Irish Poet, Matthew Sweeney: Reading from Inquisition Lane and Other Works
2:00pm - Zilka Joseph: Reading from Sharp Blue Search of Flame
2:30pm- Dan Poppick: Reading from Selected Works


10:00am – 12:00pm
Farmers Market
Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Farmers Market
Favorite cookbook authors will be on hand to sign books, answer questions, and give valuable cooking advice!
10:00am - Domenica Marchetti
10:30am - Amy Thielen
11:00am - Kathleen Flinn
11:30am - Maureen Abood


10:30 am – 11:30am
Performing Arts Center
Harbor Springs High School
500 Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

History on the Page
Elizabeth Letts
in Conversation with Glen Young
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Letts presents the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II, in her new book The Perfect Horse. Elegant prose and meticulous research combine in this page-turning narrative for WWII and animal lovers alike.


11:00am – 12:00pm
Council Chambers / City Hall
160 Zoll Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Crime Fiction: Secrets and Suspense
The plot, character and craft of a riveting mystery.
Keith McCafferty, Megan Miranda, Mardi Link

Moderator: Kent Case


12:00pm – 1:00pm
Performing Arts Center
Harbor Springs High School
500 Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Amor Towles - The Art and Research of Period Pieces
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility comes a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside Moscow's Hotel Metropol. Towles new book is titled A Gentleman in Moscow. 


1:00pm – 2:00pm
Harbor Springs History Museum
349 E Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Fiction: What Shapes Us
Literary journeys into remote reaches of the Midwest explore the physical and emotional landscapes that shape us.
Nickolas Butler, Peter Geye, Travis Mulhauser

Moderator: Peter Ford


1:00pm – 2:00pm
Harbor Springs Library
206 S Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Middle Grade Fiction: Life’s Big Questions
Fast paced stories for the middle grade reader (8-12years) featuring compelling characters dealing with real world issues.
Alison DeCamp, Dan Gemeinhart, Tricia Springstubb

Moderator: Sara Grochowski


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Council Chambers / City Hall
160 Zoll Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Fiction: The Ties That Bind
Tender, thoughtful, moving and emotionally resonant stories of how we define family.
Maggie Shipstead, Jim Lynch, Julie Lawson Timmer,
J. Ryan Stradal

Moderator: Katherine Taylor


3:00pm – 4:00pm
Harbor Springs History Museum
349 E Main Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Made in Michigan Writes
Devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished writers statewide and to showcasing Michigan’s diverse voices in poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state’s artistic and cultural heritage and its impact in Michigan, the Midwest and the nation.
Michael Delp, Zilka Joseph, Mardi Jo Link, Thomas Lynch,
Anne-Marie Oomen

Moderator: Michael Delp


3:00pm – 4:00pm
Harbor Springs Library
206 S Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Young Adult Fiction: Smells Like Teen Spirit!
Unconventional love stories that offer plenty of laughs, thrills and chills for teen readers.
Elle Cosimano, Ashley Elston, Lance Rubin, Sara Zarr

Moderator: Kate Bassett


3:30pm – 4:30pm
Council Chambers / City Hall
160 Zoll Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

In Praise of Food
Three food writers discuss our cultural obsession with eating and the state of food today.
Kathleen Flinn, J. Ryan Stradal, Maureen Abood

Moderator: Maureen Abood


4:00pm – 5:00pm
Performing Arts Center
Harbor Springs High School
500 Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Best Selling Author Craig Johnson
Modern Day cowboy and Ucross, Wyoming resident Craig Johnson presents his latest release, An Obvious Fact, the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series which is the basis for the Netflix drama: "Longmire".

Moderator: Peter Olson


7:30pm – 9:00pm
Performing Arts Center
Harbor Springs High School
500 Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Kenneth L Woodward discusses Getting Religion: Faith, Culture and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama / Tickets are available at the door
Impeccably researched, thought-provoking and leavened with wit, Kenneth L. Woodward’s Getting Religion is perfect for readers looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st century public life.

Moderator: Mary Ellen Geist


9:00pm – 11:00pm
The Pier Restaurant

102 E Bay Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Book Trivia Night

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is hosting a fun, prize-filled evening of book trivia. Bring your own teams of 4-6 people, or come and we'll pair you with new bookish friends. Match your book trivia knowledge against that of other book enthusiasts in a fun venue. The event will be MC’d by cast members from the Little Traverse Theater’s fall production of Murder by Poe. Trivia will take place at The Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs, Saturday, October 1st, at 9 pm. It's going to be a great night to be a book nerd, but you don't have to be one to compete!

The charge will be $20 per team, or $5 for singles. All money raised will be donated to the Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Northern Michigan branch. Cash or checks only.

Register your team at 9 pm, and get ready for fun-filled evening!