MUSKEGON, Michigan, June 16, 2017/ Area book-lovers have a special reason to visit Muskegon’s Lakeshore Art Festival downtown next month.
Nearly 50 authors from across the southern half of the Lower Peninsula will be present in the Frauenthal Center on July 7th and 8th to meet the public and to sign books for those wishing to buy them.
According to Argon Press, a Muskegon-based publisher, the event – called Michigan Authors at the Lakeshore — will feature authors who specialize in the entire spectrum of published writing, from children’s books to fantasy novels and from science fiction to tales of romance.
A spokesman for Argon, Steve LeBel, said, “If you’re a reader, the Michigan Authors event will have authors from every genre – inspirational, mystery, suspense, fantasy, historical novels, and more. You name it, Michigan Authors has it.”
Most of the participants are residents of Muskegon and Ottawa counties, though others will come from as far away as Wayne County.
Argon Press, under the name Michigan Authors, is organizing the event in cooperation with the Lakeshore Art Festival – July 7 and 8 with the assistance of the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce and the Frauenthal Center.
Visitors will find the authors and their works via the entrance to the Frauenthal Theater. The public will be able to browse inside the block-long Frauenthal atrium which parallels Western Avenue. Though the authors are making their presentations independently, all purchases will be made through one cashier as in a retail outlet.
According to LeBel, the event will feature door prizes to be awarded periodically throughout the two-day festival. The hours are Friday, July 7, from 10-6 and Saturday, July 8, from 10 to 6.
Argon Press is a cooperative association of seven West Michigan writers, Deanna Compton, C. J. Coombs, Steve LeBel, John McFadden, Scott Payne, Howard Ruback, and Ingar Rudholm.
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