Free Readings and Book Signings: all these events will take place from 7–8:30 pm in the Saints and Sinners Lounge of the MCFTA, 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland, MI. There is no need to register in advance. A cash bar will be available, as well as copies of the authors' books for sale.
Desiree Cooper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of a collection of flash fiction, Know The Mother, along with numerous essays and poems.
John Mauk is the author of two short story collections, Field Notes for the Earthbound and The Rest of Us.
Jack Ridl is the author of several poetry collections, including St. Peter and the Goldfinch, Practicing to Walk Like a Heron, Losing Season, and Broken Symmetry.
Anne-Marie Oomen is the memoirs Love, Sex and 4-H, Pulling Down the Barn, and House of Fields, along with the author Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems (with poet Linda Nemec Foster).
H.M. Bouwman is the author of the young-adult novels A Crack in the Sea and A Tear in the Ocean.
Shutta Crum is the author of picture books and young-adult titles, including Dozens of Cousins, Thunder-Boomer, and Thomas and the Dragon Queen.