Schedule

Schedule for Flint Literary Festival 2017: FLIGHT

All events are free and open to the public.

Unless otherwise specified, all events will take place at the
Flint Public Library
1026 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Friday, July 21st

Opening of the Flint Literary Festival 2017: FLIGHT
6 PM · Main Reading Room

Featured Reader: Christine Maul Rice
Featured Reader: Kelsey Ronan
Will include a moderated question-and-answer session and be followed by a light reception.

After hours party and open-mic night
8 PM · Golden Leaf Club, 1522 Harrison Street

Will feature a cash bar.  Ages 21 and over.
No cover.

Saturday, July 22nd

As Read By the Author…
11 AM – 4 PM · Room #205

Writers from Flint and farther afield will host a series of readings and discussions of their work.Please see the schedule below and click here to read the bios of individual authors.

11:00-11:30 DeQuindra Renea
11:30-12:00 Jessyca Mathews
12:00-12:30 Paul Counelis
12:30-1:00 Gary Flinn
1:00-1:30 Elisabeth Blair
1:30-2:00 Gary Fisher
2:00-2:30 Joyce Cade-Hitchye
2:30-3:00 Carrie Mattern
3:00-3:30 Jeff Bean
3:30-4:00 Jesutofunmi Omowumi


Panel discussions
12 – 5 PM · Main Reading Room

Please join us at the Flint Public Library for a series of group discussions on writing, reading, and Flint.

Please see the schedule below and click here for some a full description of each panel and a list of this year’s panelists.

12:00-1:00pm: Finding a Home for Your Writing
1:00-2:00pm: Journalism and Literature: A Complementary Kinship
2:00-3:00pm: The Other Flint: Telling Flint Stories from Multiple Perspectives
3:00-4:00pm: The Craft of Sound: Poetry Performance
4:00-5:00pm: Living Literature with the Youth of Flint


Book Fair

1 PM – 5 PM · Main Reading Room

Writers and publishers from Flint and Michigan will host tables with information on their programming, activities, and books for sale.  Please note that booksellers may not accept plastic and there isn’t an ATM available at the library.  We encourage guests to bring the cash they need to buy books they would like to purchase!

Please see the roster below and click here for some more information on some of the individuals and programs represented.

Katrina Bolton / Flint Kids Matter
Jeffery L. Carey, Jr.
East Village Magazine
Gary Flinn
Paul Counelis / Hollow Harvest Books
Gale Glover
Nic Custer, Alex Markoff, Jennie Moench / Greater Flint Creative Alliance
Jessyca Mathews
Colleen Nye / Blue Deco Publishing
Old Northwest Review
Randy D. Pearson / Blue Deco Publishing
Tom Powers
Qua Magazine
DeQuindra Renea
Totem Books

Donna Ullrich / Ullrich Ink Publishing
University of Michigan — Flint, English Department
Marianne Waddill Wieland
Kala Wilburn / Fannie Lucille

Closing of the Flint Literary Festival 2017: FLIGHT
6 PM · Main Reading Room

UPDATE: Due to unforseen circumstances, featured reader Sarah Carson will be unable to join us this year.
Featured Reader: Christopher Paul Curtis
Will include a moderated question-and-answer session and be followed by a light reception.

Registration for guest readers and book fair

Our guest reading room is currently fully booked. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Our table registration is currently fully booked. We apologize for any inconvenience.