2017 Kerrytown BookFest Library Exhibit

Now through October 12, 2017 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit

Covers and Posters: Kerrytown BookFest

The annual Kerrytown BookFest exhibit this year celebrates the 10th annual Book Cover Design contest for high school students. The contest, open to all Michigan High School students, asked the students to re-imagine a cover for a chosen book and give a visual interpretation to the written word. This year’s book is Last Seen Leaving, a young adult novel by Caleb Roehrig. The novel is set in Ann Arbor.

Members of this year’s judging panel will announce the first, second and third place winners at the annual Library Reception on the Third Floor of the Downtown Library on Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m.

This year’s judges were author Caleb Roehrig; Cover designer and writer Molly McCaffery, and children’s book expert Jackie LaRose. The judges evaluated the work submitted from schools in Flint, Kensington Woods, Hillsdale and St. Clair Shores. The finalists were chosen on the basis of originality, execution, and understanding and application of the subject matter.

The finalists are:
Ashley Abel, 12th Grade, Genesee Career Institute, Flint
Brandon DeMond, 11th Grade, Lakeview High School
Alexis Higgins, 12th Grade, Hillsdale High School
Sydney Jones, 11th Grade, Kensington Woods
Autumn Stoddard, 12th Grade, Genessee Career Institute, Flint

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the BookFest, this year’s exhibit includes original framed posters from each year of the Festival. Many of these posters were hand letterpress printed and are works of art in themselves. Artists include Tom Hollander (2003), Jim Horton (2007, 2009, 2011), Nicole Ray (2017), Pati Scobey (2006) and Darcy Bowden (2004).