Wong Herbert Yee and Howard Markel will be at Beverly Park (101 Mill Race, Birmingham, MI 48009) Saturday, September 16th from 1:30-4 PM to read from and discuss their books, including Markel’s newest, The Kelloggs: the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek. Yee will start at 1:30 and Markel at 2:30. In the event of rain, the event will move to the Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, M, 48009). This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. For more info click HERE.
Local author Keith Fentonmiller will be at Book Beat on Sunday, September 17th from 1 to 3 PM. Keith will be reading from and signing copies of his debut novel, Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a copy, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. For more info click HERE.
Authors M.L. Liebler, Phillip Sterling, and Keith Taylor will be at Book Beat on Sunday, September 24th from 2:00-4:00 P.M. to sign and discuss their selctions from the new short story collection, And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917–2017. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a copy, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. For more info click HERE.
Thursday, September 21st is International Day of Peace. For more information, please check out the International Day of Peace website or the Pinwheels for Peace website.
If you are with a school or organization that has a peace pole outside your building, we hope you are celebrating this world day. If you are with a school and are working toward a “bully free” school or class, this can be a day to celebrate and begin your “bully free” year. It can be as simple as recognizing the day and explaining what it is at an assembly or on the intercom when you read the daily announcements.
We hope you will consider recognizing and celebrating International Day of Peace and will make a peace day program! Visit Book Beat in person for more Peace Day reading suggestions. Some are posted HERE
Visit our photo-log featuring local authors and illustrators at our 35th anniversary party on Aug. 27, 2017. link HERE
The Book Beat reading group selection for September is The Bird that Swallowed its Cage by Curzio Malaparte (translated by Walter Murch). We will also discuss Pedro Paramo from last months cancelled meeting. The Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm in the Goldfish Tea Room (117 W 4th St #101, Royal Oak, MI 48067). Reading Group selections are discounted 15% at Book Beat. For more information, please call (248) 968-1190. All are welcome! For more info click HERE.