Festival of Pop-Culture attracts book lovers
By Emma Palova
Traverse City, MI – It was a memorable Sunday afternoon in one of the busiest small towns in the Midwest.
“I love mall events,” said a local customer. “We came here for the books. We’re all readers.”
The Grand Traverse Mall event was organized by Dan McDougall of Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Cafe.
“This is the event that everyone will be talking about afterwards,” said McDougall. “T his one’s a keeper! ”
The event was complete with bagpipers, storytellers and a superhero.
Michigan authors represented all genres. Pictured below Ludington author Joan H. Young with Ella Konecny from Big Rapids.
“I support Michigan authors,” Konecny said.
Below is a list of participating authors. Follow them on their publishing journeys around Michigan.
Angela Crandall, Terry Swejkoski, Dan Dinsmore, Joan H. Young, Mikel B Classen,
Dick Ault, Richard Alan Hal l ,Bob Downes, Tom Carr, Chris Miller, Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula ,Jackie Burr Hanson , Christy Bigalke Vadeboncoeur, Jash Lardie, Deborah A Wolf ,Abagail K Courtney, Kim SchneiderCari NogaRenee CarlisleKristen Hains,
Michelle Vidergar White ,Steve Hamilton, Michael Dow, Jennifer Michalak Reizen, Michelle Reichert, Ruth Blick, Melissa Scott,
P J Parrish, Doug W. Stanton, Lindsi Summers, Julie Gamelin, Andy Marek, Katie Louisa Wyskochil, Kelli Sanderson, Lisa K Peoples, James Jackson, Annie Clark, Anne Gertiser Stanton, Anne Hawley, Kate, Tanya Anne Crosby, Jim Hawley, Dennis Palmer, Marina Nieman Call, Meredith Smith, Tiffany Skowronski, Jenny Sharp Emma Palova,
Randy Pearson https://www.facebook.com/RandyDPearson
and Darla Jean Davis facebook.com/darlajdavis
Present were also other crafty people like charcoal on wood artist Duff Lueder and many more.
The bustling town of Traverse City is currently hosting the TCFF 2019 film festival.
McDougall supports Michigan authors by selling their books on consignment at Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Cafe.
I enjoyed some author networking time with a writers’ group from the Upper Peninsula represented by managing editor Mikel B. Classen.
“We don’t leave anyone out,” he said about the U.P. Reader magazine.
I dropped off my new book “Secrets” from the Shifting Sands Short Stories series at the local bookstore Horizon Books on Front Street in downtown.
“We carry Michigan authors,” said owner Amy Reynolds.
For more info on Michigan authors go to http://michiganauthors.com/
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