Over 30 local authors will gather at the Carnegie Building on August 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Petoskey District Library’s second annual Local Author Fair. The event will feature new talent and popular, local favorites who either live in or write about the area. A selection of titles will be available for sale. Kickoff for the event will be a keynote address at 4:00 p.m. by author Louis Kasischke. Lou Kasischke, author of After the Wind, has lived his entire life in Michigan, but his love of mountains and alpine sports has led him to remote parts of the world, on all seven continents. He earned his BA in business and a Juris Doctor degree in law from MSU. He also became a certified public accountant and later earned his advanced Master of Laws degree. His professional career often focused on taking high-stake risks, managing risks, and making decisions with far-reaching consequences, which made his life as a serious mountain climber a natural extension. This explains his perspective and his ability to closely examine, analyze, and describe what went wrong on Everest in May of 1996. Lou is retired and lives on the northern shore of Lake Michigan.
A full list of attending authors can be found here. For more information about writing, local authors, or other library services visit www.petoskeylibrary.org, or call 231-758-3100.