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Nearly 30 local authors will gather at the Carnegie Building on August 15, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Petoskey District Library’s first annual Local Author Fair. The event will feature new talent and popular, local favorites who either live in or write about the area. A selection of titles will be available for sale. Kickoff for the event will be a keynote address at 3:00 p.m. by author Dennis Cawthorne. Dennis Cawthorne knows the famed Great Lakes destination, its people, and its idiosyncrasies like few other people. For a great part of each of the last 54 years, he has lived, worked, and played on iconic Mackinac Island. He is also a world traveler, having visited sixty countries on six continents. He has served as an official United States delegate to international conferences of government leaders in Moscow, Beijing, and Brussels. Mr. Cawthorne is a graduate of Albion College (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School. He makes his home in East Lansing, Michigan. He and his wife Cynthia have two sons and three grandchildren.
Also featured will be Michigan Notable Author and Harbor Springs resident, Alison DeCamp. Like Stanley Slater, the hero of her middle-grade novels, My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) and My Near-Death Adventures (I Almost Died. Again.), Alison grew up in the U.P. Unlike Stan, however, she had indoor plumbing and more than two pairs of pants. She attended MSU, taught for 8 years in Pellston and now makes her home in Harbor Springs where she also works part-time at Between the Covers bookstore.
The PDL Local Author Fair is free of charge and open to all ages. Complimentary ice cream provided by Murdick’s Fudge.
A full list of attending authors, with biographies, can be found here. For more information about writing, local authors, or other library services call 231-758-3100.