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The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is excited to announce the list of presenters confirmed for the 2019 event. This year's presenters include authors and illustrators, some with an extensive body of work and some who will be presenting their first published novel. Check out this wonderful list here. Ticketed events will go on sale Monday, July 1st.

The complete schedule will be available in August. All details will be announced by newsletter and social media so make sure you are signed up and following us.

Our thanks goes out to the author committee for all their hard work in putting together this amazing line up of presenters.


The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, held in beautiful Harbor Springs, Michigan, is a three-day celebration of readers, writers, books, and the literary craft. Featuring nationally-published authors and illustrators across eight genres, the majority of Festival sessions are held in venues in downtown Harbor Springs and are free to the public.

Listen to what our 2018 presenters have to say about why you should consider putting the Festival on your 2019 calendar!


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Harbor Springs, Michigan is a beautiful town on Highway 119, on the north shore of Little Traverse Bay, about 1.5 hours from Traverse City, 3 hours from Grand Rapids and 4.5 hours from Detroit.

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City and Pellston Regional Airport are the nearest airports.


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I’ve done other book festivals, and this is one of the best! Beautiful town, passionate readers, a wide array of writers, fascinating sessions—all in a spectacular setting.
— Rene Denfeld, '18 Presenter