The 6th annual Ann Arbor Bookfest is this Sunday, September 7, at the Farmer's Market and Kerrytown from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event includes events for people of all ages, including workshops for kids and adults in paper making, book making and more. Ernest Hemingway in Michigan will be the focus of many of the speakers.For a full schedule of events, go to the Bookfest website.
One event that particularly caught my eye is a workshop to be conducted by Ruth McNally Barshaw, author of the Ellie McDoodle series. Ms. Barshaw, who is a Michigan native. will demonstrate her approach to cartooning and sketching. Those of you who have already read about Ellie McDoodle know that doodles decorate all of her notebooks and are an important part of all of these pleasant books about a girl's everyday life. Many people have called these books the girl equivalent of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. You can learn more about this presentation by visiting Nicola's Books.
Go. Have fun. Tell me all about what you learn.