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Mayapple Authors George Dila and Angela Williams tonight in Traverse City

George Dila, author of “Nothing More To Tell”, will be reading at Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Michigan, tonight October 25th.

He’ll be joined by Angela Williams, author of “Live From the Tiki Lounge” and “With a Cherry on Top

George and Angela will be joined by authors John Mauk and Mark Hughes. Brilliant Books is at 118 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684. The event starts at 7pm

Here’s a map to Brilliant Books.

Live from the Tiki Lounge – Angela Williams

Live from the Tiki Lounge - Angela Williams

Live from the Tiki Lounge – Angela Williams

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 48 pp.
$12.95 plus s&h
2008, ISBN 978-0932412-706

Angela Williams brings humor, sensuality, a wise eye and a clear voice to poems reflecting her life in Northern Michigan.


To Persephone as a Man in the 21st Century
by Angela Williams

I prefer waltzes in the morning.
Strauss at seven, or so.
I wear a bell-shaped gown,
glide across a gleaming floor in your arms.
It can never be, but I feel

your hand at my waist
remembering you once led me
away from myself so completely
our skin disappeared.

Before you return home
you’ll choose a bauble at

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With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams

With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country - Angela Williams

With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country – Angela Williams

Paper, perfect bound, 130 pp
$17.95 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-41-6

2006 Pushcart Prize nominee


With a Cherry on Top: Stories, Poems, Recipes & Fun Facts from Michigan Cherry Country
by Angela Williams

Do you know: How maraschinos are made? Why there aren’t any pitless cherries? What makes a great cherry margarita?

Cherries are to Northern Michigan what oranges are to Florida! In this highly personal view of Michigan’s cherry industry, Angela Williams cooks up a delightful confection of reminiscences, poems, recipes, facts and photos. Find out how cherry growing got started in the state and which Michigan cultural traditions

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