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    Peter White Public Library

    Wed. Aug 1st 7-9 PM
    For Judith Minty, An Evening of Memories and Celebration.
    Shiras Room Peter White Library.
    On Wednesday, August 1st at 7 PM in the Shiras Room of Peter White Library, poets from throughout Michigan will join with friends of Judith Minty to read her work and share memories. Singer/songwriter Terri Bocklund will perform original works inspired by Minty’s poems. Poetry from Yellow Dog Journal and other selected Minty pieces will be read.
    Participating authors include Martin Achatz, the Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula: Lynn Domina, Head of the English Department of NMU; Lisa Fosmo, poet from Escanaba; Kathleen M. Heideman, U.P. writer, artist and environmentalist; Jane Piirto PhD, Negaunee native, distinguished professor and author of 21 books; Christine Saari, Marquette and Austrian writer and visual artist; and Eric Torgesen, retired CMU professor and author of 8 books of poetry, 2 books of fiction and several books of translation. Sally Olson and Christine Saari will share stories from their friendship with Judith Minty.

  • ​Thurs. Aug 2nd 7-9 PM
    August Poetry Workshop with Martin Achatz ​-
    Joy Center
    On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. So, this August, in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of this event, join me for a poetry workshop about hopes and dreams. Let’s all keep Dr. King’s dream alive. Cost: $10
  • Mon. Aug 6th 5:30 – 7 PM August
    MPC Workshop –
    Shiras Room
    Bring copies of a poem to share and get feedback in a gentle environment from local poets.
  • Mon. Aug 6th 7-9 PM August
    Open Mic – Inspired Words
    sponsored by Peter White Library. Shiras Room. See attached flyer.
  • Wed. Aug 8th  7-9 PM 
    Word in Action Poetry Flood Relief Reading
    Joy Center –
    Marty Achatz is organizing a poetry reading for Copper Country flood relief. It will take take place at the Joy Center in Ishpeming on Wednesday, August 8, at 7 p.m. He is looking for poets who would be interested in reading. He is also attempting to put together a basket of poetry to raffle off. If you are willing to donate signed copies of your books and/or broadsides, please message or e-mail him! If you would like to read that night, message or e-mail him, as well! => e-mail: machatz@nmu.edu

 

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy!  Get your 2018 Summer issue of The Written Word, the official organ of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)

The Marquette Monthly is looking for people to write articles for it and thought some of our members might be interested. It is especially looking for people living in and looking to write about north and central UP. Anyone interested can contact: editor@marquettemonthly.org (Joe Zyble) or senioreditor@marquettemonthly.org (Rebecca Tavernini). You can learn more about the publication at www.marquettemonthly.org.

The Escanaba Public Library invites published and self-published authors to participate in our Local Author Fair to be held on Thursday, August 9, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The event will provide local authors with an opportunity to promote, sell, and sign copies of their work. Download a copy of the author_fair_guidelines_application_2018 or stop in the library for a copy. Deadline for application is July 26

For more information, contact the library @ 906-789-7323

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U.P. Reader

The U.P. Reader is an annual publication that represents the cross-section of writers that are the membership of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. This annual anthology will be used as a vehicle to showcase and promote the writers of the Upper Peninsula. Copies of the U.P. Reader will be made available to book sellers, UPPAA members, libraries, and news services.

Submission Guidelines

  • Must be a current member of the UPPAA to submit.
  • Submissions must be original with no prior appearance in web or print.  Submissions will be accepted for up to 5,000 words.  Writers who submit work which has previously appeared in blog posts, web pages, eBooks, or in print will be disqualified.
  • Submissions can be any type of genre, Fiction, Nonfiction (memoirs, history, essays, feature articles, interviews, opinions) and Poetry. These also can include photography or artwork, but author must show permission for use.
  • All submissions will be  reviewed through a jury and the submissions will be chosen through this process.
  • We prefer Microsoft Word Document (.DOC) files only or plain text files (.TXT).   Do not submit PDF files.  If you have some other type of text file, please inquire.
  • Authors may include photos with the understanding that they will be converted to black-and-white.  We reserve the right to limit the number of photos per story that will be used. Photos should be at least 300 DPI and no smaller than 2 inches on a sided (i.e. 600px minimum). If the Author is not the photographer, we may ask for a simple one-page “Photo Release” form to be sent in.

The U.P. Reader will require FIRST time rights in print and digital. After one year ALL rights will return to the author. The U.P.P.A.A. retains the right to use it in perpetuity.  For Example, we anticipate a “Best of U.P. Reader” to be issued for the 10th anniversary.

Publication Schedule for U.P. Reader Issue #3

  • Submission deadline: Nov. 15th, 2018
  • Dec 21, 2018    Jury / peer-review process begins
  • Jan 15th, 2019 announcement of selected submissions
  • Jan 16- Feb:  Typesetting and cover design
  • Spring Conference 2019:  Launch celebration, location to be determined.

Send submissions to mikel_classen@yahoo.com or dfrontiera@wildblue.net

Be sure to put “U.P. Reader Submission” in the subject line.

BOOKSTORES

Marquette Regional History Center
Attn: Jessica Bays – Store Manager
145 W Spring St
Marquette, MI 49855-4628

Marquette Arts & Culture Center
217 N Front St
Marquette, MI 49855-4220

Gloria Tiglas, Acquisitions Mgr
Booktique
125 S Cedar St
Manistique, MI 49854-1437

Acquisitions Manager
MTU Campus Bookstore
1503 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI 49931-1228

Tony Bausano, Acquisitions Mgr
Copper World
101 5th St
Calumet, MI 49913-1601

(Address change below)
Country Village Bookstore
Michelle Lamere, Acquisitions Mgr
850 US 41 W
Ishpeming, MI 49849-3181

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap
Anne: Acquisitions Mgr
490 N Steel St
Ishpeming, MI 49849-2667

Gift Station
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
101 Cedar St
Munising, MI 49862-1019

Lloyd Wescoat
Grandpa’s Barn
340 Fourth Street
COPPER HARBOR, MI 49918

Acquisitions Manager: Nancy Dwyer
Falling Rock Cafe
104 E Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862-1114

First Edition too bookstore
attn: Acquisitions Mgr
W4487 Worth Rd
Moran, MI 49760-9830

Fort Wilkins Gift Shop
Attn: Acquisionts Mgr
5223 Hwy Us-41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Island Bookstore
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1298

Island Books & Crafts
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
101 E Portage Ave
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-2001

Knothole Gift Shop
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
21235 Alberta Ave
Lanse, MI 49946-9564

Laughing Loon Bookstore
Attn: Laurel And Hannah Rooks
242 1st Street;
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Michigan Fair
Attn: Amy Chapin
114 W Washington St
Marquette, MI 49855-4320

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Attn: Gift Shop Acquisitions
73 Forge Rd
Negaunee, MI 49866-9532

NMU Bookstore
Attn: Helen Bicigo, Acquisitions
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-2818

North Wind Books
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
437 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930-1878

Safe Harbor Books
Attn: Kristen Diehl, Acquisitions Mgr
PO Box 398
Cedarville, MI 49719-0398

Snowbound Books
Attn: Dana Schultz, Acquisitions Mgr
118 N 3rd St
Marquette, MI 49855-4304

Synder Drugstores
Attn: Patty Nault, Acquisitions Mgr
1330 US Highway 41 W
Ishpeming, MI 49849-3152

Touch of Finland Books
Attn: Bryan LaChappel
2853 US 41 W
Marquette, MI 49855-2252

Up North Books
Attm Mike Hauxwell, Acquisitions Mgr
3362 I 75 Business Spur
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-3605

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Attn: Gift Shop Acquisitions
PO Box 873P
Mackinaw City, MI 49701-0873

LSSU Bookstore
Attn: Amber McLean, Acquisitions Mgr
1000 College Dr
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-1637

COFFEE SHOPS

Dead River Coffee
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
119 W Baraga Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-4741

The Serving Spoon
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
821 1st St
Menominee, MI 49858-3231

Stone Cup Coffee House
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
1222 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829-3539

Moose Jackson Cafe
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
221 E A St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801-3462

GIFT SHOPS

Next UPPAA Board Meeting – July 6th

Agenda

  • Review of Conference
  • Fall Picnic Planning

All UPPAA members are welcome to attend in person at the Peter White Library in Marquette, MI or by phone through TotallyFreeConferenceCall:

Dial: 712-432-6299
Enter your passcode: 483921

Peter White Public Library

Peter White Public Library

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