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Bishop Hill Book Fair – A Wild Encounter!

The Bishop Hill Creative Commons is hosting the fourth annual Bishop Hill Book Fair on Saturday April 6th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests can meet local authors in their natural habitat and hear them roar and talk about their work. Aspiring authors can visit with local authors writing a variety of genres. Books will be available for purchase, so people can collect autographs from their favorite local wordsmiths.

        The event will be held at the Commons at 309 North Bishop Hill Road, Bishop Hill. Authors represent a wide range of genres, from children’s books, folklore and young adult novels, to romance, mystery, biography and history. The line-up includes 16 local authors: Brian “Fox” Ellis, Jannifer Powelson, Amanda McNeill, Carol Paur, Dan Moore, Dave Lager, Debra Borys, Hollye Cox, Connor McManis, Jackie Lawson, Mary Davidsaver, Mike Bayles, Misty Urban, Nadine Roth, Thomas McKay, and Sam Rice.

        This book fair is designed to offer something for everyone. For book lovers: This is a day to meet and greet local authors, hear them discuss their recent work, and support them in their artistic endeavors. The event is free, and books will be available for purchase!

        For young authors: Hear about the life of real writers from actual authors! Collect autographs and add to your growing stack of books to read. Explore writing ideas and walk away inspired to pursue your dreams!

        For teachers: Meet some of your favorite local authors and make a few new friends. Book author visits to your school. Pick up some fun ideas to inspire your students to want to read and write more fluently.

        For aspiring authors: visit with local authors to help learn more about writing, publishing, and promoting your works.

        There is no fee to attend, and all proceeds are earmarked to help re-establish Bishop Hill’s Community Orchard. The event is hosted by author and storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis of Fox Tales.

        The Midwest Writing Center and all of the authors have also offered their support for the success of this community driven event.

        This weekend is also Bishop Hill’s Spring Jubilee with special sales in many of the shops, a flea market, a lecture on Native American Women’s History and a concert with Arcomusical at the Commons Saturday evening.

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