86th Luncheon


May 18th, 2015



Burton Manor Banquet and Conference Center
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia MI 48150
[ Detailed Directions ]   -  (734) 427-9110

From Points East:  I-96 West to Inkster exit. Follow service drive west past Inkster Road (Schoolcraft) to Cardwell, turn left. The parking lot is straight ahead across the bridge.

From Points West:  I-96 East to Middlebelt exit. Follow the service drive (Schoolcraft) east. Burton Manor will be on the right, just east of Middlebelt Road.


Schedule


11:00 am - Book Sale Room Opens
12:00 pm - Lunch is Served
1:00 pm - Authors Begin to Speak
Authors will be available to sign purchased books after luncheon.
Book sales support grants. Please purchase your books at the luncheon!

**Program and speakers are subject to change.

Cost is $40 per ticket.


•Tickets for this luncheon will be available on April 1, 2015 online here, by phone at 586-685-5750, or by mail at: Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society, 44750 Delco Blvd, Sterling Heights MI 48313. Tables seat ten.


Grants to be Presented

James C. Dance


This award is presented at the annual spring luncheon to a public or academic library. The award is for establishing or improving an arts book collection, or for establishing and/or expanding a program which advances or celebrates any of the arts. The award was established to honor the late James C. Dance, who was one of the founders of the Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society, and who served as its Master of Ceremonies for 19 luncheons. Mr. Dance was the public relations coordinator of the Detroit Public Library.

Mary J. Ritter Literacy Award


This award is presented at the annual spring luncheon to assist in the support of an organization that promotes literacy. The award was established to honor the late Mary J. Ritter. Mrs. Ritter was a founder of the Metro-Detroit Book and Author Society and an organizer of the first luncheon in 1972. She was an unwavering supporter of the Society for 40 years and a past president.
More about Grants  /  Past Grant Awardees

Authors to be Announced



View Previous Luncheon Authors

Learn more about The Book and Author Society

The book and author luncheon is presented in partnership with:


The Library Network                    Brodart Corporation
The Suburban Library Cooperative