Creative Writing travels to book festival

  • Two students pose with books purchased at the festival.

  • Students grab coffee between sessions at the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book.

  • On the bus home after an exciting day at the Festival of the Book.

October 18, 2017

On Sept. 30, several creative writing students and instructor Brittany Cavallaro traveled to Harbor Springs for the annual Festival of the Book.

The students spent their Saturday attending panels and listening to readings. Before lunch, the students selected from one of two panels: “Making the Fantastic Believable” or “Tales from the Outsider.”

For lunch, students attended the two-hour “Soup and Stories” session, which featured readings by authors including Erin Entrada Kelly, Kia Corthron, David Francis and Ben Loory -- as well as several hearty soups.

Afternoon session options included “Words With Pictures and Pictures With Words,” “The Art of Writing Short Works” and poetry readings by writers including Laura Shovan, Fleda Brown, Marcus Wicker and Cindy Hunter Morgan. Another afternoon option, “Secrets, Legacies and Heritage,” featured Interlochen Arts Camp alumna Victoria Redel (IAC/NMC 71).