The Midwest Literary Walk is traditionally nestled in the convenient and historic downtown of Chelsea, Michigan. Our events have been previously held in such places as the iconic Chelsea Clocktower Commons and the Chelsea Depot.

For 2021, the Midwest Literary Walk will be virtual only. Details for attending the virtual event will be announced soon. 


Laurie Halse Anderson, Shout
Saturday, Apr 24 | 1pm

Ross Gay, The Book of Delights
Saturday, Apr. 24 | 2:30pm


Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita In Tehran
Saturday, Apr. 24 | 4pm

2021 Brochure


Midwest Literary Walk is hosted by Chelsea District Library, but this annual event would not be possible without our generous sponsors. 

Friends of Chelsea District Library

The Friends of the Chelsea District Library have been in existence since 1949, and in that time they have raised thousands of dollars for the library and its programs. Many friends also donate their time and energies serving on the organization’s board, attending community events and in the planning and assisting with many fundraising efforts, including the used book sales. To find out more, visit their webpage.


Midwest Literary Walk is made possible by volunteers and partners who help us attract nationally recognized authors, and organize and promote our events.

Astral Road Media

Astral Road Media produces marketing and content strategies for authors and their books, helps writers tell their stories to the world, and they tell stories of our own featuring the passionate universe of writers and the role of books in our lives. To find out more about Astral Road Media, visit their webpage.

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Chelsea, Michigan

Chelsea, Michigan is a thriving small city in southeastern Michigan with an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment, and local activities. Over the years, Chelsea has evolved into a diverse community, embracing its agricultural heritage, maintaining an active manufacturing base, and cultivating a vibrant art scene. To find out more about visiting Chelsea, visit the website.

Literati Bookstore

Literati is an independent bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor, enhancing the vibrant downtown culture and arts scene. This welcoming bookstore hosts author readings, book clubs, poetry nights, open mic nights, and more. To find out more about Literati, visit their website.

Serendipity Books

Serendipity Books is an independent bookstore featuring new and used books in the heart of Chelsea’s historic district. To find out more about Serendipity, visit their webpage.

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Detroit Public TV

Detroit Public TV – WTVS is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving Southeast Michigan.


Detroit’s NPR Station. WDET is a community service of Wayne State University.