2011 MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL BOOKS FESTIVAL
Aimed at educating and encouraging youth to read and author books, this festival will bring together hundreds of book writers, role models and teachers of the literary craft. You are invited to join us for this informative and fun filled weekend. Bring the family, meet your favorite author and buy his/her latest book. Introduce your friends to the wonderful world of literature. Mandate that your children read at least two books per week while encouraging them to read more. Take the time to read with them and have dinnertime discussions about the books that you have read.
Amongst the writers selling and signing books, will be several celebrity authors who will speak on the topic of helping our youth to overcome adversity by reading and reading often. Reading is so important and it is the nexus to achieving, sustaining and following a good career path in life. Too often our young people are lead astray by bad behavior in the community and sometimes in the home. Education is the key that will unlock the iron clad gates to opportunity and point those without destinations in the right direction.
Why a shopping mall? laurel Park Place Mall has approximately one sixty thousand square feet of common area. We intend to use it all to showcase the works of participating authors. This is equivalent to four city blocks, (minus the potential for rain). Additionally we need space to hold lectures, panel discussions, workshops and classes to teach the community the joys of reading and writing books. We anticipate five pavilions each catering to a different genre of book. There will be Children's, Education, Motivational, Holistic Books, Romance, Fiction & Non-Fiction, Finance, How To, Paranormal, Politics, Self Help, Humor and Urban Books. We are seeking self-published and self-promoted authors to join us in selling their books at this event.
Know of a local school or library who might benefit from this event? Let them know about by sending them to our website. It will be updated periodically as the dates draws closer. We can also be contacted by calling (313) 446-2262.
Thanks and hope to see you there.
Michigan International Books Festival