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2022 Kerrytown BookFest Schedule

Online Registration recommended for: David Zinn Chalk Art, Poetry workshop with Isaac Pickell, and Book-binding and pop-up making workshops. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


David Zinn Chalk Workshop for families and adultsPre-registration requested. (Patio)
Storytime for Preschoolers with Professional Storyteller Laura Raynor (Room 121)
Book Making Lesson: Make Your Own Book — for adults and teens; hosted by the Book Arts Studio of The University of Michigan Library.
Emerging Writers Workshop with Bethany Neal & Alex Kourvo (Room 105)

Heidi Sheffield — collage illustration presentation CANCELLED
Writing Your LegacyKen
Wachsberger on preserving family memories and cultural history while gaining personal peace (Room 120)


Wade Rouse talks to Craig Calcaterra about Magic Season, his memoir of reconciling with his father through a shared love of baseball. Rouse also writes fiction as Viola Shipman. (Theater)
Poetry Readings by Peter Markus, author of When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds; Christina Kallery, published in Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music; and Jeff Kass, author of Knuckleheads, My Beautiful Hook-Nosed Beauty Queen, and Takedown. (Room 120)
Reading & Coloring with Catherine Collison, author of X-Treme Facts books (Room 121)


The Ones Who Remember—Second Generation Voices of the Holocaust: Authors will discuss their anthology (Room 150)


Kids’ Reading & Craft with Carol Trembath (Room 121)


Lev Raphael–Writing Michigan Mysteries: A Love Story Lev's latest mystery is Assault with a Deadly Lie. (Room 120)
Emerging Writers Meetup—Join the Emerging Writers Group of the Ann Arbor District Library for a chance to meet your local writing community. (Room 105)


Becoming an Author—5th Avenue Press Panel Local authors & Press staff will discuss becoming a published author (Theater)

Poetry Workshop with Isaac Pickell. Pre-registration requested. (Room 150)
Block Printed Decorative Paper Make-and-Take — for adults and teens; with the Book Arts Studio of UMich Library. SESSION FULL (Room 121)


Antique Book Roadshow — Bring an old or curious book to be evaluated by an expert. (Tables 1, 2, and 3 in the Lobby)


Becoming an Illustrator with Illustrator and comic book artist Izzy Roberts, known for their story Into the Darkness, a tense, cautionary tale set on Navajo land. Roberts is a member of the Navajo Nation. (Room 120)
Banned Books Book Club— Local book shop Booksweet brings teens and adults together to discuss frequently banned and challenged books. Today they talk about Gender Queer, by Maia Kobabe (Room 105)


Storytime with picture book author Leah Kessler (Room 121)


The Bookstour: A short film by Mason Engel—A road trip documentary, visiting dozens of independent book shops across the U.S. Sponsored by BINC. (Theater)
Acclaimed writer Beverly Jenkins will discuss her newest novel, To Catch a Raven, with writer Aliza Mann. To Catch a Raven is part of the Women Who Dare series—meticulously researched and divinely written historical romances. (Room 150)


Make and Take a ZineA craft for 4th grade and up. Zines are small booklets made of simple materials and contain text, art, or anything you can put in a book. Supplies are provided—bring photos, magazine clippings, or other materials if you want to personalize your project! Sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library. 4:00pm in Room 120
Dance Like Darcy, Boogie Like Bridgerton—Join us for a dance Jane Austen would have adored. Mini lesson followed by English contra dances. No partner? No problem. All ages welcome—as long as they can keep up. Lady Whistledown would approve! (Patio)

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