Voices of the Middle West 2016 wrap-up
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, we hosted he 3rd annual Voices of the Middle West literary festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and it was an incredible day!
The goal of the festival is to create a space to discuss the Midwestern voice in literature, the way it is presented, as well as to showcase the diversity of presses, publishers, readers and authors who call this place home. And it was our best turnout yet!
A mighty thank you to the University of Michigan’s Residential College, and Laura Thomas especially, for being our partner in bringing this festival to life. Thank you to our staff, especially Rachel, Giuliana, Hannah, Allie and Ally, for helping us put everything together. Thank you to Literati Bookstore for hosting the standing-room-only reading on Friday, March 11, and for being the official bookstore of Voices. And a hearty thank you to our wonderful and talented panelists, all of the exhibitors who shared time with us at the bookfair, everyone who stopped by, and this year’s keynote speaker, Ross Gay, who delivered an electric, dynamic talk.
For those who couldn’t make it, we’ve copied a few of our favorite photos below, and we hope to see you in 2017!