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lined up great
literary talent of poets and authors to connect and educate you!
Author ofTravels With My Lovers
Fiction Prize Winner,
Direct from the Author Book Awards
This year’s festival! May 15-17, 2009
Our poster this year features four book
This year’s poster design was created by David Ryan Design. You can
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Message From the Director
As we are working on the details now for our
Kathy Robenalt, Executive Director, Ann
Our annual Short Story Contest has begun. Stories may be submitted
Colson Whitehead is featured on this week’s
Authors @ Lunch Event – March 28, 2009
UPDATE: NOW SOLD OUT!
This brunch event will feature dishes from the new book penned by Zingerman’s co-founder and food writer, Ari Weinzweig. Click here for the details. Hope to see you there!
Authors @ Lunch Event
The Zingerman’s brunch with Ari Weinzweig was tons of fun. Thanks to all who attended.
"It’s All Write" Short Story Contest
Young people in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit a short story to this contest sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. Click here for the details. Submissions will be accepted starting Jan. 23, 2009. Winners will be announced at the Festival on May 16.
TA Barron and Gary Schmidt will both be appearing on May 16 at this
Read about a few of the events at the 2008 Festival or visit our schedule page to see what took place at our special events, bookstore events, and the Saturday street fair including children & family events.
View a street map of the festival grounds and stages.
Premiere of the "Up North with the Hemingways" Exhibit in the Art Lounge in the Michigan Union.
Showing of the newly-released film "The Life Before her Eyes" based on the book of the same name by local author Laura Kasischke. At the famous Michigan Theater, this event will feature the author in conversation about the movie.
Tickets are on sale now or are available at the door the night of the show.
Noted chef and Cooking Channel star Bobby Flay will appear at the Lohr Rd. Borders Store to read from his new book Grill It! 12:30 pm, with signings to follow.
Pulitzer Prize winning author John Sandford appears at Nicola’s Books to read from the new book in his “Prey” series, Phantom Prey, the 18th in this series of thrillers.
Author Elizabeth Goodenough appears at Shaman Drum Bookshop to read from her new work, an anthology co-edited with Andrea Immel entitled Under Fire: Childhood in the Shadow of War.
Short Story Contest
Congratulations to the winner of the 2008 Festival Short Story Contest, Kiki DeLancey. Read her winning story. We look forward to our contest in 2009 – watch the website for details. Thanks to all of our participants – we had a record number of writers submit their work and encourage you to try again next year!
Authors in Schools
21 authors visited local schools as a very popular part of our programming. Have a look at some pictures from the visits.
Pictures and Movies from the 2008 Book Festival
Our photographer captured some great moments at last year’s festival. Visit our Pictures and Movies page for a view at some of our favorite moments.
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NETWORK GOING GREEN ANTHOLOGY
Over 2 million trees are destroyed every year to make paper for the over
a quarter of million books that are made.
In an effort to raise money for our upcoming conference and to support
going green, Motown Writers Network invites twelve Michigan Writers to our
first 2009 anthology. Our theme will be based on Fairy Tales of various
genres. We do specify that the story takes place in Detroit and no more than
10,000 words. In lieu of royalties, each selected contributing author will
1 e-blast for 2009 – 2010
$50 discount on their conference fee
1 page inside of book to market themselves
various promotional opportunities that coincide with the marketing of the
If you are interested, please contact:
If you are an editor interested in donating your time, please email us also.