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Bookmark Saturday’s return of book fest in downtown Alpena

ALPENA, Mich. – The Alpena Book Festival returns this month with an added plot twist. Book lovers will no longer have to choose between two reading sessions occurring simultaneously. Each event will be in its own time slot.

Anyone can head to the downtown this weekend at the Alpena County Library October 13 for this free event.

Organizers downsized the number of featured guests to provide a more intimate environment this year.

“We’re making it a progressive festival this year,” said assistant library director Jessica Luther,  “we’ll be starting here at the library at 10 with a session with a local teacher, writer, Chanda Stafford, talking about National Writing Novel Month which happens during the month of November. She’ll be giving a presentation for people who are a little bit interested, who have been kicking around the idea of writing a novel.”

Blue Phoenix Books, and Olivet Book and Gift will join in on the festival.

Special tote bags filled with advanced readers copy books will be on sale for the low cost of $15.

All proceeds benefit the READ adult literacy program at the library.

Complete schedule available below

Alpena County George N, Fletcher Public Library

10:00 AM – All About NaNoWriMo with Chanda Stafford
11:00 AM – True Crime is Having a Moment with Mardi Jo Link

Blue Phoenix Books

1:00 PM -Author Readings
2:00 PM – Panel Discussion- Why I Write

Olivet Book and Gift

3:00 PM – Panel Discussion- When You’re a Michigan Writer
4:00 PM – Author Readings

Phoenix Books and Olivet Book and Gift

5:00 PM – Book sales and Signings at Blue

Those interested in more information can visit the Festival’s website here or Facebook page.