The Ann Arbor Book Festival’s mission is to promote reading, heighten awareness of literacy challenges, and showcase the rich culture of the written word in Michigan and beyond. A diverse group of community leaders committed to literature, language, and the arts in Michigan plans the Festival. As an active festival sponsor, the Library will be hosting several 2012 events:
Friday, June 22
4:30-5:30 pm in the Hatcher Library Gallery
It's a kick-off party! Join the reception to celebrate an Ann Arbor Book festival exhibit celebrating Ann Arbor Book Festival authors as well as children’s books related to Michigan.
7:00-7:45 pm in the Hatcher Library Gallery
Keynote presentation by Adam Mansbach, the New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*ck to Sleep. His talk will be followed by the 2012 Leader in Literary Arts Award (LILA) ceremony honoring Keith Taylor and 826 Michigan.
Saturday, June 23
8:30-9:45 am in the Hatcher Library Gallery
Breakfast with the Authors, including Adam Mansbach, Roger Bonair-Agard, Kevin Coval, francine j. harris, Steve Amick, Jeff Kass, Scott Beal, Merrie Haskell, Shira Erlichman, Zibby Oneal, and Aaron McCollough. Registration is required.
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM in the Shapiro Library, First Floor
Author's Forum with Merrie Haskell, author of The Princess Curse, in conversation with Ayn Reineke. The talk will be followed by a demonstration of the Espresso Book Machine.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Hatcher Library Gallery
Children's event keynote reading with bestselling children's and young adult author Christopher Paul Curtis.
Through July 31st, in the Hatcher North Lobby Cases
View an exhibit celebrating the Ann Arbor Book Festival, featuring information about authors who will participate in the festival as well as a special section on children’s books related to Michigan.
But that’s not all! See the Ann Arbor Book Festival site for information about all book festival events, including a writer’s conference, children’s games on the Diag, and evening moonlight book crawls.