Author Event | RJ Smith: Chuck Berry: An American Life

RJ Smith discusses "Chuck Berry: An American Life," his comprehensive and critically acclaimed portrait of one of the greatest American entertainers, guitarists, and lyricists of the 20th century. Based on interviews, archival research and a deep understanding of Berry's birthplace St. Louis, Smith sheds new light on a man few have ever really understood.

Author Event | Anthony Marra: Mercury Pictures Presents

Literati Bookstore and the Ann Arbor District Library welcome bestselling, award-winning author Anthony Marra in support of the paperback release of Mercury Pictures Presents, The epic story of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive in 1940s Hollywood and fascist Europe, a timeless tale of love, deceit, and sacrifice.

Author Event | Caroline Huntoon: Skating on Mars

Local author Caroline Huntoon will read from their debut novel Skating on Mars, followed by a Q&A. Life isn’t easy on twelve-year-old Mars. As if seventh grade isn’t hard enough, Mars is also grappling with the recent death of their father and a realization they never got to share with him: they’re nonbinary. But with their skates laced up and the ice under their feet, all of those struggles melt away. When Mars’ triple toe loop draws the attention of a high school hot shot, he dares them to skate as a boy so the two can compete head-to-head.

A2CAF 2023 | Author Spotlight: Comics are for Everyone with Gale Galligan

Learn how Gale Galligan, author and creator of The Baby-Sitters Club, got into comics and eventually turned that passion into a career. Gale will pull back the curtain on their graphic novel-making process, and do a small drawing demo.

This event is part of A2CAF, an annual all-ages Comic Arts Festival!

A2CAF 2023 | Drawing the World in Squares and Circles with Dan Santat

Learn to draw complex shapes and figures by starting with simple forms and then adding detail. Dan Santat, author and creator of The Adventures of Beekle and A First Time for Everything, will guide this hands-on drawing workshop and let you see how an artist views the world.

This event is part of A2CAF, an annual all-ages Comic Arts Festival!

A2CAF 2023 | Author Spotlight: Nate Powell Looking Back, Looking Forward

Join award-winning Special Guest Nate Powell, co-author and comic artist of of the March trilogy and author of Swallow Me Whole and Save It for Later, as he discusses his career in comics with MSU Professor and comics scholar, Julian Chambliss. 

This event is part of A2CAF, an annual all-ages Comic Arts Festival!

Author Event | Rob Kirby: Marry Me a Little

Cartoonist Rob Kirby discusses his graphic memoir, Marry Me a Little, a celebration of a romantic partnership between two men and a personal account of a momentous and historic moment in the fight for gay rights. Rob has been making comics since 1991. He is the author of Curbside Boys and the creator and editor of several anthologies, including the series THREE, for which he received the 2011 Prism Queer Press Grant, and the Ignatz Award-winning QU33R (2014).