Upcoming Events


10/15: 'Bookmarks' With Anne Strainchamps @ Crooked Tree Arts Center

On October 15, Anne will present a live "Bookmarks" event hosted by Interlochen Public Radio and the Traverse City National Writers Series. More information can by found on the Facebook event page.

From the event description:

Anne Strainchamps, host of the public radio show "To The Best Of Our Knowledge," has been asking interview subjects about their reading habits for years. She and the TTBOOK team have gathered the best of those conversations in "Bookmarks," a series of short stories of the books that have had a profound impact on writers and thinkers that you love.

These aren't just book recommendations — TTBOOK asks for stories of intimate relationships and life-changing encounters with books. Stories about the books we can’t forget.

At this event, Anne will share stories of books that shaped the hearts and minds of writers like Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Jacqueline Woodson, and Billy Collins.


10/16: An Evening With Susan Orlean @ Traverse City Opera House

On October 16, Anne will host this conversation with Susan Orlean — author of "The Library Book" — as part of the National Writers Series in Travers City, Michigan. 

From the event description:

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As moments passed, the patrons and staff cleared out of the building, realizing that this was not the usual fire alarm. As one firefighter recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’”

Weaving her lifelong love of books into an investigation of the fire, award-winning  New Yorker  reporter and  New York Times  bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that tells the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before.

10/17: Opening Night Poetry @ Wisconsin Book Festival

Poets Kevin Coval, Shira Erlichman, and Angel Nafis come together for a joint reading to start the Wisconsin Book Festival off right! Charles will host this joint reading on October 17 at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

10/18: Téa Obreht @ Wisconsin Book Festival

On October 18 at the Wisconsin Book Festival, Anne will host a conversation with Téa Obreht — a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction — as she speaks about her latest novel, "Inland." 

10/19: 'Food Politics' Panel @ Wisconsin Book Festival

Presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, three of the country's foremost authors on Food Politics gather to discuss the transformative power of food in our communities, including food security, food justice, and food as means of liberation. Jennifer Gaddis, author of The Labor of Lunch, Monica White, author of Freedom Farmers, and Anne Zeide, author of Canned, will engage in a wide-ranging discussion about many of the most pressing food issues facing society today. Shannon will moderate this 10/19 panel at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

10/19: Adam Rippon @ Wisconsin Film Festival

Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertaining memoir in the vein of Andy Cohen. Angelo will host this conversation with Rippon at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 19.