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Young Authors is looking for authors to present to students for a week in May. Our Vice President, Gretchen Preston, says about the Young Authors conference:

“Authors of all genres are welcome. The audiences are elementary school students.  I think the older students would also be interested in aspects of writing such as : character development, research, editing, and illustration. Anything goes. Sessions are only 45 minutes. You can spend the day presenting to multiple classes or just do one presentation. Each day, Mon-Thursday is a different grade level; PreK and K, 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6. So, there is a wide range of educational levels. It’s a fun day. I have always enjoyed the program. It’s a non-paying gig. You do get lunch. It is a great way to market to the schools, have fun with young students, and get them excited about writing. The students love to meet “real” authors. I highly encourage interested UPPAA members to volunteer!”

More information is available below from Katie Holt, who is the contact person. If you are interested or have questions, email her at:

From: katie holt <katiehlt@hotmail.com>

Hello,

It’s that time of year when we start planning our specials presenters for Young Authors where almost 3,000 students from the UP gather to learn new things on campus at NMU! This is highlight for so many of our local students and the specials presenters are a huge component to the success of this wonderful program. We would like to have you volunteer as a specials presenter this year, if you are available. Our author this year is Aaron Reynolds. We are excited to have him be a part of our conference. You can learn more about him on his website: http://www.aaron-reynolds.com/ . You can also visit our Young Authors page at: http://youngauthorsmqt.weebly.com/.

The week of Young Authors is May 6-9, 2019. If you are interested, please consider the following times for your presentation. Our conference is Monday through Thursday with three session times. You are welcome to present for one or all sessions.

The tentative session times are as follows:

  • 10:00-10:45
  • 11:35-12:20
  • 12:45-1:30

Please let me know if you are able to join us this year or if you have any questions! Reminder to please include the day(s) and time frame if you are available to join us this year.

Thanks so much! We greatly appreciate it!

Katie Holt

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The Marquette Regional History Center presents:  

An Enduring Christmas by Ragene Henry – A Holiday Read

December 5, 6:30-8:00 pm

In 1850 when the first Christmas season approached the small community of Marquette, citizens were running out of food and waiting on a supply ship that their survival depended on. The 5thH Youth History Club will take us back to that time using the book Enduring Christmas by local author Ragene Henry. You will share the citizens’ tenacious spirit and enjoy an evening of holiday fun. Refreshments and a taffy pull will follow. Free! Donations appreciated.   For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.

Jessica “Red” Bays
Rental and Store Manager
Promotions and Membership Coordinator
Marquette Regional History Center
145 W. Spring St.
Marquette, MI

Celebrating our 100 Year Birthday!

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Meet UPPAA authors on Thursday, November 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette, MI. “Reading Between the Wines.” Join Tyler Tichelaar and Sonny Longtine as they read from their books during this wine-tasting event to raise money to help literacy.

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Hello Authors!

I hope you all have been having a relaxing autumn!

I am emailing you because I wanted to let you all know about an event we are doing in the month of November that may be of interest to some of you.

As some of you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month – a time of writers to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This year, the Escanaba Public Library is joining in by offering a number of events (like writing groups) to help writers finish this challenge.

I am sending along a pdf and jpeg of our flyer of events for you to look at. Maybe you’d like to stop in and get some writing done or just pass along the information to a friend. NaNo is a great way for writers to find support and community, and to finish what some deem impossible. This year the EPL is focusing on supporting would-be authors and authors in our area in any way we can.  We feel this is a great way to do it.

And if you’re not in our area? See if your local library is putting on similar events! Houghton and Iron Mountain both have NaNo writers meeting this month, maybe your area does too!

Hopefully, some of you will be able to make it but if not, we are thinking if you during this time! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Brianna Ecklid

PS- This is the website for nanowrimo- www.nanowrimo.org

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Escanaba Public Library

Escanaba Public Library

The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to meet local published and self-published authors at the Local Author Fair, Thursday, August 9, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the library. The event will include an opportunity to meet and chat with local authors and browse an amazing selection of locally written books available for purchase and signing while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Featured authors will include, Bart Stupak, Tyler Tichelaar, John Gubbins, Corey LaBissoniere, Anne Miller, Kenneth Bloom, Mollie Larsen, Stacey Randall, Paula Lester, Paulette Noble, Rick Escamilla (R.E. Kelly), Kenn Grimes, Larry Buege, Ann Dallman, Jennifer Pease, Sydney Giovenco, Robert McEvilla, Gail Galotta, Michael Ryan, William George Nelson and John King.

No registration is required and the event is free. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The program is supported by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library. For more details about the Local Author Fair call the Escanaba Public Library at 906-789-7323, visit the library’s web site at http://www.escanabalibrary.org or link to our Facebook/Twitter pages. The Escanaba Public Library is located at 400 Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Monique Ciofu, Adult Services, 906-789-7323
mciofu@escanabalibrary.org

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  • Peter White Public Library

    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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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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