Leon & Lulu Announces New Spring Edition Of Its Award-Winning Event, Books & Authors


Popular Event Featuring Michigan Authors to be Held Twice Annually, Adding Live Reading at The Show

CLAWSON, MI (April 12, 2017) - Book on over to Leon & Lulu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30 for a brand new spring edition of the retailer's award-winning Books & Authors event. This will mark the ninth Books & Authors event at Leon & Lulu. The event - formerly held only once a year in October - is a juried book fair featuring mostly Michigan writers. Guests will now have the chance to mix and mingle with up to 60 authors who will sell and sign books, twice annually.

"Books & Authors has just exploded with popularity with changes in the industry, making book publishing more accessible to talented authors," says Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. "Hosting the event twice a year will allow new authors to meet their adoring fans. 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."

With a nod to Independent Book Store Day, the April 30 Books & Authors also will give guests the chance to check out Leon & Lulu's new Three Cats Cafe, which is next door at The Show. There, writers will read excerpts of their work from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. where patrons can enjoy baked goods and coffee drinks, or lunch until 3 p.m., while listening.

Shake the ink-stained hands of local authors and celebrate reading, writing and really good hot dogs at Leon & Lulu's Books & Authors event April 30. For a full list of expected authors, please visit http://www.leonandlulu.com/meet-the-authors. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.leonandlulu.com. Find Leon & Lulu on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leonandlulu. To learn more about Three Cats Cafe, go tohttp://www.threecatscafe.com. Daily lunch offerings are published here http://www.facebook.com/threecatscafe.

Take a Lesbian to Lunch--author Charlotte Fisher's highly anticipated follow up to Mackinac Bridge Jesus--is receiving high marks from readers in and out of the LGBT community. This book a must read for anyone who's ever felt out of place or uncomfortable in their own skin. More than an anthem for gay rights and social change, this collection of short stories challenges individuals to love themselves from the inside out, and do the same for others. Fisher calls the fresh collection of essays, set in her home state of Michigan, both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Whether she's writing about Barbie, the devil or her gay cat Edgar, you're sure to laugh, cry or maybe both. Diverse audiences have connected with Fisher's writing. She believes her stories touch people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual identity because they examine real human conditions: rejection, kindness and healing. "There are those who might see the word 'Lesbian' and run," she says. "This book is not a rainbow rally. Rather, it challenges readers to shed their long-held biases--whatever they might be--and become willing to change. It is a story of awakening, releasing and forgiving." Readers have called her first book, Mackinac Bridge Jesus, "poignant, "brave" and "roll-on-the-floor funny."


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