(Leon & Lulu Press Release, Oct. 11, 2013)
Book it to Leon & Lulu Sunday, October 27 from 11 to 5 p.m. for the fourth-annual, award-winning Books & Authors event. Celebrate the written word and those who put pen to paper with this free event, which benefits the Detroit Free Press’ Gift of Reading Program.
An expected 50 authors—including WJBK Fox 2’s Alan Lee, who recently published Sandstorm—will be there in person, signing books and giving readings.
Leon & Lulu Owner Mary Liz Curtin says to expect a wide array of titles and subjects. “We will have fiction, memoirs, travel books, children’s books, local interest and more,” says Curtin. “This event gives authors a chance to meet their fans, mingle with the public and sell their books while we raise money for the Gift of Reading program.”
Any published author who is living in or has previously lived in Michigan, writes about Michigan or who simply knows how to spell Michigan, may submit his or her work for consideration. Please visit www.leonandlulu.com/books for submission guidelines.
In addition, Leon & Lulu is accepting donations of new children’s books for the Gift of Reading. Books may be dropped off during store hours until November 1.
Books & Authors Timeline:
11-1 Alan Lee
1-2 Kids’ story time with their favorite authors
2-4 Meet and greet with the Detroit Free Press Yak
For more information on this and other events at Leon & Lulu, please visit www.leonandlulu.com.
About Leon & Lulu
Leon & Lulu is a destination lifestyle store featuring an eclectic mix of upscale furniture, unforgettable gifts, and accessories in an environment unlike any other. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink in Clawson, Michigan, Leon & Lulu offers 15,000-square feet of fabulous shopping, with a new 7,800-square feet expansion into the neighboring Clawson Theatre. Locally owned and family run, Leon & Lulu prides itself in providing a fun, welcoming atmosphere, serving hot coffee, cookies and popcorn – often via roller skates – to visiting patrons. For more information, or to shop online, please visit www.leonandlulu.com.
About Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading
Gift of Reading strives to reach the under-served children in metro Detroit that are at risk of never learning how to read. The mission is to encourage a resilient, life-long reading habit. Since the creation of Gift of Reading in 1987, the Detroit Free Press has provided more than 735,000 books for at-risk Michigan children. Books are distributed during the holidays through Head Start programs, homeless shelters, clinics, and agencies serving Braille-reading youngsters. For several years the program has given a new book to every Detroit Public Schools student pre-k through 3rd grade. For more information please visit www.dfpcharities.org