May 15, 2017
Burton Manor Banquet and Conference Center
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia MI 48150
] - (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.
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 buy your books at the luncheon, but
be aware that the number of books available for purchase may be limited.
**Program and speakers are subject to change.
Tickets will be available on April 3, 2017
Grants to be Presented
James C. Dance Award for the Arts
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