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2019 Presenters Announced Soon!

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book will soon announce those presenters confirmed for the 2019 event. The list includes authors/illustrators in eight genres, some with an extensive body of work and some who will be presenting their first published work.

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

Please make sure to save the dates for the 2019 Festival, September 27-29.


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!


2018 Festival Presenters


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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

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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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