September 21, 2023

A Weekend of Books

Sept. 16, 2023

It’s a bookish weekend in Petoskey, Bay Harbor, and Harbor Springs! (Be still, our literary hearts!) First up is the C.S. Lewis Festival, which begins Thursday, Sept. 21 and offers seminars, book discussions, and even a murder mystery dinner at Stafford’s Bay View Inn for fans of the writer behind The Chronicles of Narnia series and some 20 other books. (Note: The festival focuses more on Lewis’ religious works than his famous fantasy series.) Some events are free, while others are ticketed in the range of $20 to $75. Get the full schedule at Meanwhile, the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book runs Sept. 22-24. While registration has sold out for this popular annual literary event, some tickets remain for the Friday night keynote with authors Jenny Jackson and Peter Heller ($50), as well as the Saturday morning breakfast with literary director Katie Boeckl ($40). Learn more at


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