Exhibitors

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

“Empowering education and advancing equity for women and girls.”

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BEYOND WORDS PUBLISHING

"Our intention as a company is to partner with authors and filmmakers to help produce and disseminate information that can help make a difference in people’s lives. One of our values is that collaboration is essential to create miracles. As we publish and distribute books and films at the convergence of science and spirituality, we aim to touch a billion lives for the betterment of the planet and humankind."

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BRILLIANT BOOKS

"Your Long Distance Local Bookstore"
118 E Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan

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OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE YOUNG COMPANY

"The Old Town Playhouse is to be a volunteer-based organization promoting quality community theatre experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan. The Young Company is a thriving educational arm of OTP with a full schedule of classes, camps, workshops and performances serving ages five to eighteen. Our class sessions offer a uniquely authentic theatre learning experience."

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PARALLEL 45 THEATRE

"With play, joy, and intellectual rigor, we attack the notion that there is one correct way to look at the world. P45 complements an industry of theatre artists desperate for new voices, new material, and new stories by taking a strong look at our canon, breaking toxic values embedded within, and imagining a new path forward."

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READ TO ME - GRAND TRAVERSE REGION

"Read to Me provides communication support for early childhood reading organizations by acting as the communication alliance among all groups. This alliance provides information to families about reading resources from birth to age six and about services available from member groups. The main focus is reading, positive interaction, and language."

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TRAVERSE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY

"The Traverse Area District Library provides dynamic resources and innovative services to stimulate intellectual curiosity, facilitate lifelong learning, promote literacy, and nurture personal enrichment."

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WCMU PUBLIC RADIO - NPR

"News, music and entertainment for central and northern Michigan. Our mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire Michigan residents with quality programming and outreach services."

AUTHORS

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A.Y. JOHLIN

Best Book by Youth Author (under 18) Silver Medalist, The Girl Who Wasn’t Chosen

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CDBA PUBLISHING

Comic/Graphic Novel Bronze Medalist, KYNG SUPA NOVA'S ADVENTURES 'OPERATION COVID-19' WITH FAMILY, WE CAN CONQUER ALL by Constance Delores Burrell; illustrated by Ismail Yousaf and Khadija Maryam

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DEBRA WESTGATE-SILVA

Fiction – Religion/Spirituality Bronze Medalist, Bethlehem Barn

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FATIMA R. HENSON

Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy / Sci-Fi Gold Medalist, Love in the Age of Dragons

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HEATHER BRADLEY

Animals/Pets Non-Fiction Silver Medalist, When We All Get Together

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HEATHER MATEUS SAPPENFIELD

Pre-Teen Fiction – General and Pre-Teen Fiction – Mature Issues Silver Medalist, The River Between Hearts

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HERMIONE LEE

Young Adult Fiction eBook Gold Medalist, Where the Magic Lies: Perils of Portia Saga #1

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KAREN VEGA

Young Adult Fiction – General Bronze Medalist, The Girl with No Sol

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MEET THE PLAYGROUND KIDS

Non-Fiction – Picture Book Gold Medalist, Be Nice. The End. Simple Lessons of the Playground Kids by Bryan Skavnak; illustrated by Wendy Kieffer Shragg

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MGCW CORPORATION

Spanish Language Book Silver Medalist, El cabello de Gregorina by Milagros Wallace; illustrated by Alynor Díaz