Gretchen Preston, author of Valley Cats, and her illustrator Karin Neumann appeared at Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan on February 15th 2014
02/15/2014 by Victor
Willpower is an original play written by Tyler Tichelaar, directed by Moire Embley, and produced by the Marquette Regional History Center. Performances will be September 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette, MI.
But if you can’t wait that long, you are invited on Wednesday, February 26th to the Marquette Regional History Center’s Annual Meeting, where besides the annual business meeting, introduction of new board members, and presentation of the Peter White and Helen Longyear Paul Awards, Tyler Tichelaar will give a short talk about his process of writing this play and then Jessica Bays will offer a dramatic reading of a scene from the play. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the History Center and free to members and the general public.
Here is some more about the play from the Marquette Regional History Center:
There are some stories that deserve to be told. As a young boy Will Adams’ soft tissues were becoming harder, turning him into a living statue. Others faced with such a dark future might have felt sorry for themselves, turning inward. Not so for Will, his disease brought about an amazing creative burst of energy. His story is as inspiring today as it was 100 years ago. With a stellar cast and direction, this will be a “do not miss” production! Tickets in advance are $15; $20 at the door.
02/13/2014 by Victor
April 12, 2014
The 27th Year of A Rally of Writers
With 16 breakout sessions, Authors’ Alley, book sales, manuscript reviews, agent. Lunch available. Rally Warm-Up, April 11, Schuler’s Books and Music, Eastwood Towne Center: “Importance of Early Words.”
Conference Center, West Campus, LCC
Keynote: Fleda Brown
“Madness and Responsibility – The Writer’s Contrary Companions”
Author of eight collections of poetry, one of essays, and memoir, she has won a
Pushcart, the Felix Pollack Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and a Great Lakes Colleges Award.
Fleda Brown: The Motion of Memoir
Andrea King Collier: Stepping It Up (adv. nf)
Teresa Crumpton: Dazzling Dialog
George Dila: Ending the Short Story
Anneliese Finke: Simple Gifts (poetry)
Denise Hill: Nonfiction for Newbies
Beverly Jenkins: Characters Who Breathe
Jen McConnel: YA vs NA
Rick Murcer: Marketing for Self-Publishing
Lev Raphael: Avoiding Bad Sex (Writing)
Lori Nelson Spielman: Landing An Agent
Jeff Vande Zande: Screenplay Format 101
Some sessions will be repeated
$75 in advance
Available: Manuscript Review by Teresa Crumpton
Alice Speilburg, literary agent
Lunch w/Networking, $15
Rally Warm-Up: April 11, 7:00 pm Free
Early Reading Issues
Panel discussion with Thais Rousseau (Early Child Literacy & Youth Services, CADL); Suzanne Sawyer (RIF and LCC library); Randy Riley (MeL, Michigan Library); plus LIsa Preston, story performer
Schuler Books, Eastwood Mall, Lansing
Funded in part by Gibson’s Bookstore, Lansing Community College, and the
Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Book Signing – Carrie Pearson
02/12/2014 by Victor
Start: 02/15/2014 1:00 pm in Downtown Marquette Michigan
We are thrilled to host the launch party of Gretchen’s newest Valley Cats adventure.
This is a good feeling ABC book for the kid in all of us. It inspires self-esteem and confidence in a colorful, fun and playful way!
Our Story: Wow, first of all, thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page! We have had the best time exploring new ways of sharing our book and that adventure has led us to invite you to be a part of its wonderful journey…
…A journey that began over three years ago, while we were sitting in front of a roaring fire at a cabin in the woods. We began with a conversation, followed by hours of inspired writing and sketching, and ended with an outline and story board of drawings. It was only a seed, but over those three years that seed was watered, nurtured, and loved until it developed into My Heart Smiles. If you are interested in discovering more details on how we developed our book, we invite you to explore our bio page.
Learn more at our Kickstart Offical Page
01/04/2014 by Victor
Two of our newest Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) members, Diana Oman and Colleen O’Hara are going to have a book preview party for their new book My Heart Smiles at the Joy Center in Ishpeming. Here’s Diana’s message:
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Thursday, JANUARY 9TH! at the JOY CENTER! 7pm-9pm!
My Heart Smiles “Pack the House” Preview! You are invited to join us (author, Diana Oman… I love the sound of that!! ) and artist-illustrator extraordinaire, Colleen O’Hara, in an inspiring fun-filled presentation of our new Law of Attraction, positive, good feeling ABC book, “My Heart Smiles!” We are prepping a video for a “fun-raiser” on Kickstarter.com and would love your awesome support in “packing the house!” Snacks provided!
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