Farmington Author & Book Festival

Celebrating the Diversity of Michigan's Stories & Storytellers

FAB Fest brings the community together to celebrate stories and storytellers from right here in Michigan! The Festival offers free admission to author readings, book signings, discussions, workshops, and more. Wander through the book marketplace offering publications by local authors and publishers - you'll be sure to find something that piques your interest. FAB Fest is a collaboration between KickstART Farmington and the Farmington Community Library.

FAB Fest 2024 will take place on June 1, 2024, in Downtown Farmington alongside Art on the Grand. Stay tuned for the complete schedule of workshops, author events, and vendors who will be taking part in the book marketplace! 

FAB Fest 2024
June 1, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Memorial Park, Downtown Farmington
33430 Grand River Ave

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s keynote presenter is award-winning poet, Carolyn Forché. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1950, poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché has witnessed, thought about, and put into poetry some of the most devastating events of twentieth-century world history. Forché is perhaps best-known for coining the term “poetry of witness.” Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments. They daringly map a territory where poetry asserts our inexhaustible responsibility to one another.
Carolyn Forche

Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry, most recently In the Lateness of the World (Penguin Press, 2020), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and also Blue Hour (2004), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Angel of History (1995), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Country Between Us (1982), winner of the Lamont Prize of the Academy of American Poets, and Gathering the Tribes (1976), winner of the Yale Series of Young Poets Prize.

Forché will offer a poetry reading and talk followed by a book signing. 

FAB Fest is generously sponsored by the Farmington Friends of the Library and The MacGuffin, a national literary journal produced at Schoolcraft College.

Call for Authors & Publishers

If you are an author or publisher interested in reserving a table, read the general vendor information and submit a vendor form on the page linked below. Vendor registration will open on March 13 and close on April 3.

FAB Fest Vendor Information