Humor Writer Will Be Featured Speaker at In Print Book Fair

Chris "Bull" Garlington

Chris “Bull” Garlington

The In Print Book Fair will feature more than thirty authors and five special guests speaking throughout the day. Chris “Bull” Garlington managed to survive his own “stupid childhood” to watch his own children survive, thrive and do their level best to kill him.  Instead of being institutionalized, Bull decided to become a humor writer instead.  His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country.  His latest book is Death by Children: I Had Kids So You Don’t Have To.

Bull will be the featured speaker at 2:00 pm. The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

Rockford Storyteller Will Be Featured Speaker at In Print Book Fair

Pablo Korona

Pablo Korona

The In Print Book Fair will feature more than thirty authors and five special guests speaking throughout the day. Pablo Korona is a native of Rockford. After watching his hometown portrayed in a negative light in the national media, he began Our City, Our Story. He directs and produces videos about the people and places in and around Rockford that show the good side of the community.

Pablo will be the featured speaker at 1:00 pm. The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

Local Historian Is Featured Speaker at In Print Book Fair

Kathi Kresol

Kathi Kresol

The In Print Book Fair will feature more than thirty authors and five special guests speaking throughout the day, including Kathi Kresol. Kathi has been researching Rockford’s History for the past ten years. She started teaching history using ghost stories when she homeschooled her children. Kathi loved the research and the ghost stories so much, she wanted to share them with the Rockford Community. She found the perfect solution in forming Haunted Rockford Paranormal Tours. She shares the fascinating stories she uncovers through her website at www.hauntedrockford.com and through her tours.

Kathi will be the featured speaker at 12:00 pm. The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

Featured Speaker at the In Print Book Fair

Guest Speaker - Abbie Reese

Guest Speaker – Abbie Reese

The In Print Book Fair will feature more than thirty authors and five special guests speaking throughout the day.  Abbie Reese is an independent scholar and interdisciplinary artist, and the author of Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns. Granted rare and continued access for more than eight years to one of the strictest religious orders in existence, the book focuses on a Poor Clare Colettine order of cloistered contemplative nuns at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, IL. The nuns make vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and enclosure. They observe monastic silence and seek anonymity. In Abbie’s relationship- and research-based artistic practice, she utilizes a hybrid of oral history, documentary, and ethnographic methodologies to explore individual and cultural identity – the construction of new identities and the performance of social roles – in primary oral cultures and enclosed communities.  Her oral history and photography exhibit, Erased from the Landscape: The Hidden Lives of Cloistered Nuns, has been shown in galleries and museums and she has presented her work at academic conferences internationally.

Abbie Reese will be the featured speaker at 11:00 am. The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

A Place Where There is no Space or Time

by Sandy Colbert

I can see you on the other side of the verdant valley. I know it’s you. As I walk closer I see the hair, the smile and the eyes. The loving, generous eyes. They told me that you died. They didn’t know about the place where there is no space or time. It’s part of song. One line about a place where there is no space or time. It does exist, this place, this precious place. We are there. I feel a joy that I did not know was possible.

Sandy is one of several In Print members to have her work on Public Displays of Affection featured at the Allegory Project, an art space and exhibition co-sponsored by the Art Matters Artist Coop and the Rockford Area Arts Council. The Allegory Project plans to have a theme that is explored in various art forms: painting and sculpture, photography, repurposed objects, and the spoken and written word.

Children’s Author to be at In Print Book Fair

Author Pamela R. Quinlan

Author Pamela R. Quinlan

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Pamela R. Quinlan.  Pamela retired from social work in 2008 and decided to volunteer her time at Durward’s Glen Retreat Center in Baraboo, WI.  She developed her idea for her Spring Pond series of books while being an outdoor tour guide there.  Each one of her books has a special message for children.

The book fair will also have book signings, poetry readings, a chance to win an iPad Mini and much, much more!

TV Show Creator Featured Speaker at In Print Book Fair

Speaker - Mickey Fischer

Speaker – Mickey Fischer

The In Print Book Fair will feature more than thirty authors and five special guests speaking throughout the day.  Mickey Fisher is the creator of the CBS television series Extant, starring Halle Berry and executive producer Steven Spielberg.  As a playwright Mickey has written and directed a number of original works for Jenny Wiley Theatre and The Paramount Arts Center in Kentucky among other theaters around the Midwest.  Mickey penned a children’s book, which can be found online, titled Gunnar Gorilla and the Junior Merc Squad.  He’s also written, directed and produced three feature films: Tthe King of Iron Town, Summer Nuts and Autumn Mixtape.

Mickey Fischer will be the featured speaker via Skype from California at 3:00 pm. The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois. The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

Cat Stark Will Be at In Print Book Fair

Author Cat Stark

Author Cat Stark

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Cat Stark.  Cat writes modern day romance set in a not-so-modern day setting.  Her latest book is The Elven Prince.

The book fair will also have poetry readings, book signings, a chance to win an iPad Mini and much, much more!

Wisconsin Mystery Writer Coming to In Print Book Fair

Author Nicolette Pierce

Author Nicolette Pierce

The In Print Book Fair is on Saturday, October 25th at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.  The book fair begins at 11:00 and runs until 4:00.  Everyone is invited to attend!

More than thirty authors are expected to attend, including Nicolette Pierce.  She lives in Wisconsin and writes the Nadia Wolf and Mars Cannon mystery series.  She loves to combine mystery, romance, and a healthy dose of humor in every book she writes.

The book fair will also have poetry readings, book signings, a chance to win an iPad Mini and much, much more!