Finlandia University’s Campus Read Committee announces Writers of the Northern Persuasion
Finlandia University and the Michigan Humanities Council are sponsoring a project that supports regional authors of all genres. Several authors will be visiting Finlandia University’s campus and making public presentations in March 2016. All presentations will take place Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Matthew on the FinnU campus, Hancock, Michigan. There is no charge to attend any of the events. Books will be available for purchase.
March 15th Andrea Scarpino, U.P. Poet Laureate. Her book of poetry Once, Then has been selected as the spring 2016 Finlandia University Campus Read
March 22nd Sonny Longtine, author of five books of non-fiction, most notably Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
March 29th John Smolens, author of eight novels and a collection of stories. His latest, Wolf’s Mouth, will be released in February.
An all-author forum will take place on Saturday, April 9th, from 10:00 to 4:00, at Finlandia’s Finnish American Heritage Center. This will be open to all regional authors and will include book sales along with other events yet to be determined. There is no charge for participants, but registration will be required. Contact Terri Martin if you would like more information or would like to be on the list to receive future information for the events and registering for the all-author forum. firstname.lastname@example.org or 906 487-7512
This project is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.