Now through October 15, 2015 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit
The Kerrytown BookFest celebrates all aspects of book writing and creation. This year, this annual exhibit at the Library showcases entries from the festival’s 8th annual Book Cover Design contest for high school students.
The contest, open to all Michigan High School students, asks the students to reimagine a cover for a chosen book and give a visual interpretation to the written word. The contest winners will be announced at the reception.
This year’s book is My Last Kiss, a young adult novel by Bethany Neal. Over 100 entries were judged by Bethany Neal, author; Paula Newcombe, graphic designer for the University of Michigan Press; and Melissa Weisberg, Macmillan Publishing Company representative.
Eight finalists were chosen on the basis of originality, execution, and understanding and application of the subject matter
The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit and the BookFest on Friday, September 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on the third floor of the Downtown Library This event will include: elegant refreshments; exquisite music by harpist Deborah Gabrion; and remarks by Robin Agnew, Kerrytown BookFest President and owner of Aunt Agatha’s bookstore, who will present an overview of the exhibit and the book design contest
The Kerrytown BookFest, which will be held on Sunday, September 13, is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight the area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations. Since 2003, the BookFest has been growing, sharing, and discovering more and more about the rich book culture in this region.