This week will mark my third book festival of the summer.
It started out in mid-June in Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan and a great city not far from Motown, with plenty of cultural diversity and events to experience, no matter what the season.
Last week it was up the East Coast of the state to Port Huron, where if you had a good arm, you could imagine tossing a ball across the river to Sarnia, Canada. Well, maybe if you had Tom Brady’s arm you could do that.
Now it’s time for the West Coast.
Lake Michigan surrounds that side of the state, providing numerous small cities with an influx of tourists and summer vacationers. Muskegon is hosting the Lakeshore Arts Festival on July 7 and 8.
Participating in the festival are about 60 Michigan authors. Rumor has it that some of these intrepid souls may even be in costume. Whether that’s relevant to the genre they write or they are doing it just for laughs, nobody knows. You’ll have to stop by and see for yourself.
The group should be easy to find, as we’ve staked our claim on the lobby of the great Frauenthal Center, right in the heart of the action. With air-conditioned comfort no less.
Here’s a link to the event. It’s a great way to extend the Fourth of July holiday.
And here's a little tune to set the stage.