Each year, the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Celebration of the Book hosts great author events – who can forget Dave Cullen or Eric Jerome Dickey? And yet, each year those pesky zombies seem to pop up and ruin an otherwise edifying day.
This year, Celebration of the Book will span a week, starting on Tuesday, November 2 with two wine guys – Matthew Gavin Frank of Barolo fame and GR’s own Joe Borrello, president of Tasters Guild International. The week continues on with other really interesting programs–Kelli Perkins discusses her crafty art book Stitch Alchemy on Wednesday and bestselling urban fiction author Teri Woods talks about her self-made success on Thursday. But I think that the question in the back of everyone’s mind will be, will those darn zombies show up again?
This year, the Celebration of the Book committee hopes to solve its zombie problem by bringing in the world’s foremost zombie preparedness expert, Max Brooks on Friday, November 5. The author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days. It is our sincere hope that he will teach us what we need to know so that our Family Day on Saturday and our final author event with Rabbi Albert Lewis on Monday, November 8, will be zombie free.
So mark your calendars for November 2-8 — Celebration of the Book will have a little something for everyone–even the undead.