From October 7-15, our friends at the National Writers Series are hosting BOOKMANIA, a one-week book festival right here in Traverse City.

6 Authors in 6 Days = Endless Conversations!

Don’t miss BookMania, October 7-15—one mind-blowing, page-turning week of books and authors in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Bring your favorite book to the event before the show starts and pick up a new one! Join the conversation with America’s best authors, make history, and meet your friends. It’s the power of story to build community.

    • October 7 – Mardi Link with guest host Ron Jolly talking about The Drummond Girls
    • October 8 – Vanessa Diffenbaugh with guest host Sarah Bearup-Neal talking about We Never Asked for Wings
    • October 11 – Ben Sidran with guest host Jeff Haas talking about There Was a Fire: Music and the American Dream
    • October 13 – Bonnie Jo Campbell with guest host Thomas Lynch talking about Mothers, Tell Your Daughters
    • October 14 – Paula McLain with guest host Benjamin Busch talking about Circling the Sun
    • October 15 – Sarah Chayes with guest host Jack Segal talking about Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security.

And the conversation continues around the author events

During BookMania Week, ticket holders can enjoy these SPECIAL RESTAURANT PROMOTIONS:

  • For the ENTIRE BookMania Week, Zakey’s will give a 20% discount to ticket holders. On October 15 after Sarah Chayes’s event, they will stay open until 10 pm.
  • On Wednesday, October 14th  Amical will give a 25% discount to all ticket holders, excluding meal specials and alcohol.
  • Reflect Bistro at Cambria Hotel is supporting the Ben Sidran/October 11 event with an all-day 15% discount.
  • Enjoy a 30% discount on your meal (alcohol excluded) anytime during the day/night on October 13 at Georgina’s when Bonnie Jo Campbell takes the stage.
  • Pepe Nero is providing yummy bites of bruschetta at Mardi Jo Link’s event. Refreshments will also be served.
  • For Vanessa Diffenbaugh on October 8th, Poppycock’s will stay open late for ticket holders who would like to “continue the conversation” … and are also offering a 25% discount.

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