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

  • 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

. . . more details to come!



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