The 3rd Annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is taking place around downtown Harbor Springs. For a full list of presenters and scheduled events, visit www.hsfotb.org.
Events taking place at the library are:
Saturday, September 29th from 9am-11am: Picture Book Readings
Storytime with authors Chris Van Dusen, Heather Ross, Matt Tavares, and Kat Yeh. Moderated by Amelie Dawson. Join our uniquely talented group of picture book authors and illustrators as they share their featured works and demo their particular styles of illustration.
Sunday, September 30th from 9am-10:30am: Believable Characters in Unbelievable Worlds
With authors Lindsay Eagar, Makila Lucier, and L.L. McKinney. Moderated by Leah Williams. So many of us devoured fantastical novels as children. For those of us whose love of fantasy and science fiction continued well into adolescence and adulthood, we have learned a deep appreciation for inventive world building, well-paced adventure, ambiguous and shifting morality, and quests. What we dread, however, is the perfect hero- the good guy or girl without flaws. No matter how unbelievable the world, this person does not exist. There is much to be said for the writer who is able to bring us to an imagined place, but also provide characters in whom we believe, because they are as real as we are.
Sunday, September 30th from 10:30am-12pm: Inspiring Community Through Books
With authors Michael Gustafson, Peter Markus, and Colby Sharp. Moderated by Lisa Blanchard. With few exceptions, all books tell a story. Some stories serve to entertain, to educate, or to elevate the reader beyond the mundanity of daily life. A very select group of books do much more than simply share stories- they inspire. It is one thing to inspire the reader, but it is another entirely to build a community within the book which in turn rouses and stirs the greater community without. The three Michiganders on this panel have given us books that illustrate the power of a collective creativity.