The schedule runs from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11 a.m. Community Book Award presentation to longtime Ann Arbor bookseller Nicola Rooney, who will be interviewed by Robin Agnew of Aunt Agatha’s and joined by members of her staff: Lynn Riehl, events; Linda Goodman, children’s buyer; and Jessie Martin, in store promotions.
Noon The Art of Illustration Caldecott Medallists Chris Raschke (A Ball for Daisy), Erin Stead & Phillip Stead (A Sick Day for Amos McGee) & Brian Floca interviewed by author Deborah Diesen (The Pout-Pout Fish).
1:15 The Art of Historical Romantic Suspense Tasha Alexander (Behind the Shattered Glass); Susan Elia MacNeal (The Prime Minister’s Secret); Simone St. James (Silence for the Dead) and Lauren Willig (The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla). Moderated by author Anna Lee Huber (Mortal Arts).
2:30 The Art of the Graphic Novel Jim Ottoviani , (Primates); Dave Coverly (Speedbump) Matt Phelan (Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton) and Matt Faulkner (Gaijin-American Prisoner of War) interviewed by WEMU’s Michael Jewett.
3:45 The Art of the Memoir Mardi Jo Link, (Boostrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm), Sue William Silverman, (The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew); Linda Hundt (Sweetie-Licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life);and Richard Gilbert (Shepherd: a Memoir) interviewed by Chris Lindsay.
Kerrytown Concert House
11 a.m. The Art of the Short Story John Smolens (Winter by Degrees); Don Lystra (Something that Feels Like Truth); and Jessica Hollander (In These Times the Home is a Tired Place) interviewed by Douglas Trevor.
12:15 The Art of Architecture in Fiction Charles Belfoure (The Paris Architect) interviewed by architect Dan Whisler.
1:30 The Art of Biography James Tobin (The Man He Became); Don Faber (The Boy Governor) and Lawrence Glazer (Wounded Warrior). Moderated by author and historian Sam Thomas (The Midwife’s Tale).
2:45 The Art of Suspense Loren D. Estleman (Don’t Look for Me); Michael Harvey (The Innocence Game); Theresa Schwegel (The Good Boy) and Elizabeth Heiter (Hunted). Moderated by Detroit Noir editor Eric Olsen.
4:00 Detroit: The Art of the Comeback Bob Morris (Built in Detroit) and Detroit Resurgent contributors Yul Allen, Janet Webster Jones & Gary Wozniak moderated by Detroit Resurgent editor John Beck.
12 – 1:00 the beloved Mother Goose
1:30- 3 p.m. drawing workshop with Ellie McDoodle’s creator, Ruth McNally Barshaw
3- 4:30 p.m. Storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor
Noon The Art of the Small Press Hannah McMurry (Harlequin Creatures), Ken Mikolowski (Alternative Press) & Chad Pastotnik (Deep Woods Press) moderated by Lynne Avedenka
1 p.m. I Love Books talk with Ann Whitney, introduced by Barbara Brown
2:30-3:30 Flag Book workshop with Cecelia Escobar
3:30 – 4:30 Tunnel Book workshop with Debra Golden