Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Sept 27-29, 2019

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a three-day gathering of nationally known presenters for a celebration of books and the stories that make them great. The third annual literary event brings authors and readers from around the country to downtown Harbor Springs.

The presenters spend time with local school students, sit on diverse panels, give readings and keynote addresses, and much more. Readers and writers of all ages and abilities experience the art of language and the many ways we learn and grow from it.

2018 presenters included: Edward Lee, Joshua McFadden, Rene Denfeld, Janet Fitch, Brandon Hobson, Debra Jo Immergut, Mark Sarvas, Tess Sharpe, Jessica Shattuck, Marisa Silver, Laura van den Berg, Steve Yarbrough, Karen Dionne, Paul Doiron, Deborah Blum, Michael Gustafson, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, Howard Markel, Abby Hanlon, Heather Ross, Gary D. Schmidt, Matt Tavares, Chris Van Dusen, Lindsay Eagar, Jo Watson Hackl, Katherine Marsh, Colby Sharp, Kat Yeh, Patrick Flores-Scott, Makiia Lucier, L.L. McKinney, Leah Thomas

Throughout the Festival, Harbor Springs will share its rich well of history, culture, and citizens along with the natural draw of the beauty of this region.

Festival Pop-Up Store presented by Between The Covers at Holy Childhood Community Center.

Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 9am-6:30pm
Sunday 9am-1pm


Friday Soup & Stories 11am-1pm, Holy Childhood Community Center
Lunch with Edward Lee 11:30am-1:30pm, Stafford's Pier Restaurant
Art Commentary by Surprise 1:15-1:45pm, Holy Childhood Library
Writers in the Family: In Conversation with Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough & Steve Yarbrough 2:45-4:15pm, Harbor Springs History Museum
Getting Inside the Reader's Psyche 2:45-4:15pm, Holy Childhood Library
Ways to Be Lost 4:15-5:45pm, Harbor Springs History Museum
A Journey of Discovery 4:15-5:45pm, Holy Childhood Library
Keynote Presentation with Deborah Blum 7:30-9pm, Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center


Picture Book Readings 9-10:30am, Harbor Springs Library
Characters Coming of Age 9-10:30am, Holy Childhood Library
Stories of War: In Conversation with Jessica Shattuck & Janet Fitch 9-10:30am, Lyric Theatre
Poetry Readings 10am-12pm, Coldwell Banker Realty Office
Joshua McFadden Demo at Farmers Market 10-11am, Harbor Springs Farmers Market
Taking on Today's Challenges for Young Readers 10:30am-12pm, Holy Childhood Library
So Your Book's Been Called a "Page Turner." Just What Does that Mean, Anyway?
10:30am-12pm, Lyric Theatre
Saturday Soup & Stories 11am-1pm, Holy Childhood Community Center
The Art & Storytelling of Illustration 12-1:30pm, Harbor Springs Library
Resurrecting the Past 12-1:30pm, Lyric Theatre
The Natural World in the Modern Day 1:15-2:45pm, Lyric Theatre
Giving Voice to Multiple Narrators 1:15-2:45pm, Holy Childhood Library
Unraveling the Complexities of Friendship 1:15-2:45pm, Harbor Springs History Museum
Poetry as Craft 2:45-4:15pm, Coldwell Banker Realty Office
Bringing History to the Present: In Conversation with Gary D. Schmidt & Ilyasah Shabazz 2:45-4:15pm, Harbor Springs History Museum
This Calls for an Adventure 4:15-5:45pm, Holy Childhood Library
Creating the Surreal Through Mystery, Fantasy, Legend & Invention: In Conversation with Marisa Silver & Laura van den Berg 4:15-5:45pm, Harbor Springs History Museum


Believable Characters in Unbelievable Worlds 9-10:30am, Harbor Springs Library
When Truth Really IS Stranger Than Fiction: In Conversation with Deborah Blum & Howard Markel 9-10:30am, Lyric Theatre
Navigating Place & Time 10:30-12pm, Lyric Theatre
Inspiring Community Through Books, 10:30-12pm, Harbor Springs Library
Lunch with Joshua McFadden 11:30am-1:30pm, Birchwood Farms Country Club

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Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
160 State St
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

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