Leon & Lulu is pleased to announced Books & Authors, an event celebrating April’s Literary Holidays

Meet and Mingle with Michigan Authors a Leon & Lulu with Proceeds Benefiting the Oakland Literacy Council

CLAWSON, MI – On the heels of World Book Day April 23, and just before Children’s Day April 30, Leon & Lulu will host its award-winning Books & Authors event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Leon & Lulu.

“Books & Authors is one of our most important events,” says Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. “It’s a great opportunity to share the joy of reading with children and teens who, all too often, have their eyes glued to iPhones and other electronic devices. Everyone can enjoy the chance to meet the author behind the story, learning more about their personal journey inspiring them to write the book,” she explains. This year we’re again working with the wonderful folks at the Oakland Literacy Council, who provide the basic literacy and English language instruction necessary for adults in our community to find employment.”

Books & Authors is a juried book fair featuring mostly Michigan writers. Guests can mix and mingle with 50 authors who will sell and sign books collectively more than 120 books. Authors will also read excerpts for guests. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from the event will again benefit the Oakland Literacy Council.

Celebrate words, writers and reading, plus enjoy snacks, refreshments, fun and plenty of shopping. For more information, visit www.leonandlulu.com. Find Leon & Lulu on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leonandlulu.
Live Reading Schedule:
11:30 AM 12:00 PM 100 Things to Do in Michigan Before You Die Amy Eckert, Kim Schneider, Kath Utsitalo
12:00 PM 12:15 PM The Caruso Collection Tom Ulicny
12:15 PM 12:30 PM Hired Man Mary Beyer
12:30 PM 12:45 PM Betrayal of Justice Mark Bello
12:45 PM 1:00 PM Then Again Sue Ann Culp
1:00 PM 1:15 PM House of Thirteen, Book One Andy Lockwood
1:15 PM 1:30 PM The Essence of Death Exie Susanne Smith
1:30 PM 1:45 PM Title 13 Michael Ferro
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Tales From the Dork Side R.J. Fox
2:00 PM 2:15 PM Love and Other B-Sides Lisa Peers
2:15 PM 2:30 PM Sub Rosa Kate McNeil
2:30 PM 2:45 PM Daisies in the Rain Deborah Reed
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Sensational Sidney Diane Eurich Tracey
3:00 PM 3:15 PM The Snitch, The Witch, and The One Who Was Rich Joe Spraga
3:15 PM 3:30 PM Just Try It Wyatt Kelsey Fox
3:30 PM 3:45 PM The Colored Car Jean Alicia Elster
3:45 PM 4:00 PM Monsters First Day at School Karen & Darrin Brege
Authors and Hometown:
John Altomare, Trenton
Tony Aued, Macomb
Mark Bello, West Bloomfield
Angela Berent, Chelsea
Mark Beyer, Beverly Hills
Suraj Bhamra, Shelby Township
Mary Bisciaio, Shelby Township
Madyson Blair, Roseville
Scott Bosek, Roseville
Karen & Darrin Brege, Brighton
Kim Cory, Holt
Sue Ann Culp, Zeeland
Tom Daldin, Under the Radar PBS
Cedric Dukes, Shelby Township
Amy Eckert, Holland
Tara Eldana, Sterling Heights
Judith Ralston, Ellison Royal Oak
Jean Alicia Elster, Detroit
Michael Ferro, Ypsilanti
R.J. Fox, Ypsilanti
Kelsey Fox, Royal Oak
Lee’ah Giaquinto, Grosse Pointe
Andrea Grennan, Commerce Township
Don Haffner, Beverly Hills
Robert Haig, Livonia
Ron Herron, Lake Orion
Andy Lockwood, Jackson
Kate McNeil, Royal Oak
S. Ciara Mitaro, Sterling Heights
Melodie Nicoles, Royal Oak
Dennis Ortman, Shelby Township
Lisa Peers, Birmingham
Cheryl Phillips, Northville
June White Rado, Farmington Hills
Kathe Ray, Novi
Deborah Reed, Rockford
Sharron Renee Rhodes, Roseville
Kim Schneider, Suttons Bay
Michael Schultz, Royal Oak
Elisa Schwartz, Novi
Exie Susanne Smith, Commerce Township
Joe Spraga, Clinton Township
Charles Stern, Birmingham
Diane Eurich, Tracey Farmington
Tom Ulicny, Rochester Hills
Kath Usitalo, Naubinway
Carl Virgilio, Clinton Township
Marianne Weiland, Bellevue
Joan Dee Wilson, Rochester
James Windell, Royal Oak

About Leon & Lulu

Leon & Lulu is a destination lifestyle store featuring an eclectic mix of upscale furniture, unforgettable gifts, and accessories in an environment unlike any other. Located in two historic venues – the Ambassador Roller Rink and the neighboring Clawson Theatre – Leon & Lulu offers 22,800-square feet of fabulous shopping and also restaurant open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. called Three Cats Cafe. Locally owned and family run, Leon & Lulu prides itself in providing a fun, welcoming atmosphere, serving hot coffee, cookies and popcorn – often via roller skates – to visiting patrons. For more information, or to shop online, please visit www.leonandlulu.com.

About The Oakland Literacy Council

The Oakland Literacy Council provides basic literacy and English language instruction to adults in order to facilitate lifelong learning, employment skills and personal well-being. All Oakland County residents deserve to have the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to flourish in today’s complex and interconnected world. Literate students are able to achieve both personal and educational goals. They can do things like vote, increase their workplace productivity, and pass on the gift of reading to their children. The most important benefit is the improvement in the overall quality of life.

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