FestiBooks @ Workantile
An All-Ages Local Book Event
July 22 & 23, 2011, Noon to 4
118 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Join local authors, book stores, publishers, crafters, and fans of the written word at the Workantile Exchange for this year's two-day Art Fair FestiBooks. Writers and makers will be on hand to showcase their work and share tips and tricks for getting it all done.
Beat the heat, meet some authors, learn some crafts, see what's new on the shelves and online, and celebrate the book life in Ann Arbor.
Workshops and demos from noon to 4pm in the air-conditioned splendor of the Workantile Exchange (118 S. Main, at the heart of the Michigan Guild's Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair); plus reasonably priced refreshments!
Day 1: July 22
ROMANCE & ROCKETS
- Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon and "Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela"
- Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer Tobias Buckell, author of Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, and New York Times bestseller Halo: The Cole Protocol.
- Mystery and environmental-thriller writer Karen Dionne (author of Boiling Point and Freezing Point)
- International bestselling paranormal romance author Colleen Gleason
- Sci-fi/fantasy writer Jim C. Hines, author of The Snow Queen's Shadow, Goblin Quest, and more.
- Mary Kate Kopec, author of suspenseful comic romance novels Love & Bullets and Dip & Devour
- Speculative, contemporary, paranormal, and steampunk romance writer Cindy Spencer Pape, author of dozens of novels, including Motor City Fae and Steam & Sorcery
- Contemporary romance novelist Susan Sey, author of the Golden Heart Award-winning novel Money, Honey and Money Shot (in stores this summer!)
- Cheryl Ann Smith, author of sexy Regency romances, including The School For Brides
- Sarah Zettel, award-winning author of Bitter Angels (as C.L. Anderson), The Seduction of Miranda Prosper (as Marissa Day), and Taste of the Night Life (first in the "Vampire Chef" series and in stores now!)
- Book View Cafe, ebooks and author cooperative
- Painter Marco Garcia
. . . and more!
Day 2: July 23
YA & DIY
- David Erik Nelson, author of Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids
- William Purves, author of Fairmont Forever
- Painter Marco Garcia
- Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, publisher of CraftSanity Magazine
- Spinner Carla Kohoyda-Inglis
- Amy Stevenson, dyer, knitter, and weaver at Blotch and Thrum
- The Neutral Zone and NZ’s Red Beard Press
- Motte & Bailey Booksellers, specializing in used, rare, children's, and YA literature.
- Spinners, weavers, sketch artists, makers, and crafters
. . . more details to come!
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