Join local authors — many from Mission Point Press — at the Holiday Book Festival in the Mercato at the Grand Traverse Commons. It’s a great chance to support local writers, find captivating new books and chat with authors about their craft. It’s also Christmas in the Village at the Commons that day, so Santa will be hanging around.
Tom Carr will be talking at the Southeast Michigan Mensa monthly meeting at the Unitarian Church of Southfield, 23925 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m. He’ll be talking true crime and Michigan history, as featured in his books Blood on the Mitten and MI Bad.
Charles Eisendrath will be signing copies of Downstream From Here at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., Traverse City, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Charles Eisendrath, author of Downstream from Here, will talk with NY Times-bestselling author Doug Stanton at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6276 Center Road, Traverse City, Friday, Oct. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. This is a free event, open to the public.
Patricia Steele will be at the Families Against Narcotics (FAN) meeting at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St., Traverse City, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. She’ll be talking about her own recovery as well as her new book, The Gift of Second Chances.
Author Katharine Robey and illustrator Julie Copiz will be at Leelanau Books Saturday, Sept. 1, for a book signing and discussion. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 109 Main St., Leland. Robey will be reading from The Sleeping Bear Wakes Up: A Sequel to the Legend of the Sleeping Bear. Copiz will bring her original illustrations from the book. There will be a book signing and discussion about writing and illustrating.