Lake County AuthorFest 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10 AM to 4 PM
Meet Award Winning Author Gail Lukasik and Other Authors
At the Second Annual Lake County AUTHORFEST
Gail Lukasik, award-winning author of the Leigh Girard mystery series set in Door County, Wisconsin, will be one of the featured authors at the second annual AuthorFest book festival at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by This Old Book in Grayslake, welcomes visitors to meet and buy signed books from more than 35 local authors who write in various genres. Visitors can also participate in a community art project hosted by Grayslake Art Alliance, a raffle, and a scavenger hunt. Kids’ activities include children’s book readings and free face painting. Live music by The Gardiner Jazz Combo and Here Comes Summer, and food vendors will be available.
Young writers, ages 4 to 18, are invited to enter their work in the AuthorFest’s Young Creative Writing Contest. Finalists will be featured during the festival.
AuthorFest kicks-off with a Q&A author panel at the Round Lake Area Public Library on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:00 pm discussing “Secrets of Publishing”
A second panel discussion will be held at the at the Cultural and Civic Center's Midweek Break on the Lake event on Wednesday, August 2, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm discussing “Why the Written Word Still Rocks.”
Profits from the event will go to support the proposed Ray Bradbury Museum in Waukegan, Illinois. Visit the group’s webpage page for information on the project: www.raybradburymuseum.org
For more information on AuthorFest, visit thisoldbook.com/Authorfest.html.