Local Authors

Our Mission is to grow our local writing community by supporting our local writers through Book Talks, Interviews and collected works.  We also host book clubs and discussion groups. Anyone is welcome to teach a class, start a discussion group, or advertise something they’re already doing.  Though we do have a submission process, any local writer is eligible for our teaching opportunities, published or no. This is a great place to gain experience or share your expertise in your community.  Any local writer is welcome to read at any of our events. Again, published or no. We believe in good writing, and that can come from anywhere. It’s all the difference in voice that makes up the great literary fabric, we encourage everyone to engage with all sides of art.



Author Interviews

At the Owosso Books and Beans, we offer a wide-range of programs to support local authors! Our goal is to nurture and foster local writing and talent in the Owosso area and beyond! Interested in having your author program or participating in a  author talk? Owosso Books and Beans is always looking for authors to join our many author talk programs. If you or someone you represent would be interested, please contact Books@OwossoBooksandBeans.com.

Our author talk programs feature and debut local authors of all genres and we look forward to growing with you.

Leader Opportunities

Owosso Books and Beans is an Independent Book Cafe dedicated to the literary arts.  With your help, would like to provide creative writing classes, as well as reading, publishing, and marketing opportunities to all local authors of the Shiawassee area. Please consider time, talent or treasure.  Support local authors by shopping their collected works and merchandise at our store, or just by spreading the word. Sharing is caring. Supporting is magic.

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Literature Alive

We strive to create a memorable and impactful environment each event, choosing complementary styles and themes for a balanced and pleasant quality events is our goal. Our reading series is dedicated to excellence and quality.  We offer Authors and their readers the opportunity to sell their collected works and be filmed and recorded for public access.


Owosso Books and Be offers volunteer opportunities. Many of which can help further your career. We always need teachers, discussion leaders, the social media savvy, networkers, and help with running our tables at our Annual  Lit Fest.

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Featured Local Authors

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Allie is an attorney, author and educator who has dedicated her career to helping vulnerable victims of crime while assisting organizations and criminal justice agencies on innovative methods to protect animals and to promote more compassionate connections between animals and humans.

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Independent author of fiction, specializing in action/adventure and historical fiction.

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Elizabeth Wehman grew up in a rural part of Michigan and pursued many writing opportunities during her twenty plus years of freelance writing.