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Missed the Book Festival? Enjoy fine writing all year round at the Author’s Forum, starting 9/17!

Our Focus

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Reading

Reading is a solitary act, but can lead to great connections to those around you. The Ann Arbor Book Festival provides a springboard to community discussions about reading and books through activities.

Writing

All books, poems, songs, plays begin with the exacting and thrilling art of writing. The Ann Arbor Book Festival is committed to encouraging folks to pick up their pens and write.

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Literacy

Literacy is an important commitment of the Ann Arbor Book Festival. For more information about literacy efforts in the Ann Arbor area, please visit the Washtenaw Literacy Website.

Recent News

Have a short story, essay, or poem about winter? Submit to Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal!

The Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal features original and creative short stories, essays, and poetry from writers from all walks-of-life. They will publish 8 issues per year with their premier issue coming out online and available on their website on January 15, 2015. The second issue will be released on March 1st. Submissions open for […]

Get Ready for the first Author’s Forum of the Fall Semester!

Author’s Forum Presents: Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football, A Conversation with John U. Bacon and Tyran Steward In search of the sport’s old ideals amid the roaring flood of hypocrisy and greed, bestselling author John U. Bacon embedded himself in four college football programs—Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, and […]

Ann Arbor Book Festival covered in the Current!

This year’s festival offers a glimpse at new trends in book culture in Ann Arbor. by Russ Brakefield The demise of Borders is not a new story, nor is the recent revitalization of independent book culture in Ann Arbor and across the country. According to the American Booksellers Association, over forty-one independent bookstores opened nationally […]

Mardi Jo Link spotlighted in MLive writeup!

Check out MLive’s lovely writeup of Mardi Jo Link, bestselling author of Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm and keynote speaker at this year’s AABF Writer’s Conference!