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2018 Kerrytown BookFest

Opening Reception - Saturday, September 8th

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 

Ann Arbor District Library 

4th Floor Atrium

  2018 Annual Kerrytown BookFest

Sunday, September 9th 

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Author Panels & Events Schedule*

Children's Activity Tent

11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

In Partnership with Unity in Learning -

Hands-On-Museum, Leslie Science Center & Yankee Air Museum


Book Arts Demonstrations

11:00 am - 4:00 pm (throughout the day)

Booths #30, #36 #38, #95 & #139

Main Tent


10:30 am

Community Book Award Winner Presentation

Gene Alloway(Owner of Motte and Bailey Used & Rare Books) - Winner

Josie Parker (AADL - Library Director) - Presenter


11:00 am - 11:45 am  

University of Michigan HelenZell Writers’ Program

Presents Women in Literature

Akil Kumarasamy

Lillian Li

Ashley Shelby

Douglas Trevor - moderator


12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Before There Were Audio Books...

There Was The Radio Serial 

Michael Byers - Creator of 

Mary From Michigan Saves The World 

Cheryl Honigford - moderator

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Flint Water Crisis

Anna Clark

Zoe Clark - moderator


2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

HockeyTown USA

Keith Gave In Conversation with Murray Howe (Gordie Howe’s son)


3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Sci-Fi/Fantasy - #FearlessWomen & #FearlessSF

Sponsored by Team Rehabilitation

Sue Burke

Mary Robinette Kowal

Shannon Powers - moderator 

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

The Nuanced Differences Between

Detective, Suspense and Thriller Novels

Harry Dolan

Alan Drew

Augustus Rose

E.J. Olsen - moderator


Kerrytown Concert House


11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Query & First Page Writers Workshop Panel Discussion

Laura Thomas

Eric Smith 

Michelle Tuplin - moderator 


12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Story Panel

Petra Kuppers

Alexander Weinstein

Tyler Bengel - moderator 


1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Modern Michigan Architecture - Design and Legacy

Amy Arnold

Brian D. Conway

Dan Whisler - moderator  

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Poetry Panel

Laura Kasischke

Diane Seuss

Cody Walker - moderator 

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Urban Realism in Fiction

Michael Ferro

R.J. Fox 

Michael Zadoorian

Aaron Foley - moderator 


4:15pm to 5:00 pm

Washtenaw Literacy Workshop Panel

Kerrytown Tent

Children’s/YA Programming

10:30 am

Mother Goose


11:00 am to 11:45 am

Creating a Picture Book - Roles of the Author & Illustrator

Deb Diesen

Kelly DiPucchio

Leslie Helakoski

Amy Young

Shutta Crum - moderator 


12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Power of the Middle Grade Novel

Ruth Behar

Jack Cheng

Jean Alicia Elster

Shutta Crum - moderator

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Science in a Graphic Novel Way!  

(Ages 9 and up)

Anne Drozd

Jerzy Drozd

Nick Yribar

Jim Ottaviani - moderator


2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Exploring the YA Novel

Joelle Charbonneau

Cinda Williams Chima 

Caleb Roehrig

Frank Morelli - moderator

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

 NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) For Teens

Cheryl Honigford - NaNoWriMo Published Author

Jeff Kass - moderator 

*Times and authors/moderators are subject to change

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