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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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Gretchen Preston has passed on to me this call for presenters at Young
Authors. Contact information below:
The Marquette-Alger Young Authors’ Conference began with an idea to
build literacy and authorship within our community. It started with a
handful of educators and 347 first through sixth grade children. Over
the past 39 years, the conference has grown to include 13 schools and
about 3,000 children, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The
conference takes place over four days each May at Northern Michigan
University, but literacy activities extend throughout the whole school
year. The activities involve reading, researching, writing,
illustrating, sharing, and finally publishing a book as a culminating
project.
A day at the Young Authors’ Conference consists of four events. Students
will attend the author presentation, celebrate their own writing during
a book-sharing session, and attend a “special” class lead by a local
presenter. Students will also enjoy lunch at Northern Michigan
University’s Marketplace. It is a fun and busy day for all!
There are many local businesses, authors, musicians, and other talented
people who are presenters at Young Authors. Presenters sessions last
about 45 minutes. There are three sessions per day. Presenters can
present one session or however many sessions will work for them. We are
hoping to get more U.P. Authors as presenters next year. If you are
interested in being a presenter Please email me Katie Holt at
katiehlt@hotmail.com. I will put you on our list to contact you when we
begin planning next years conference. We will begin planning Young
Authors in September and will start contacting presenters in January.
You can check out more about our past conferences at

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U.P. Reader -- Issue #2

U.P. Reader — Issue #2

At last we have a link you can give to family and friends to purchase U.P. Reader — Issue #2

At the Spring Meeting, Mikel will speak about getting us into brick-and-mortar stores around the U.P.
See you on June 2nd!

 

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Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association, http://www.UPPAA.org

Local Author Extravaganza: Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI

Saturday, December 2.

12-2p.m.

  • Russ Magnaghi, author of Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History
  • Cyndi Perkins, author of More Than You Think You Know
  • Tyler Tichelaar, author of Haunted Marquette

2-4 p.m.

  • Karl Bohnak & Jack Deo, authors of Sunburns to Snowstorms
  • G. Bradley, author of Winter Heart
  • Rich Hill, author of Lost in the Woods
  • Sonny Longtine, author of U.P. People

TV6 Christmas Craft Show, Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

December 8-10. Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4.

  • Tyler Tichelaar, author of Haunted Marquette
  • Gretchen Preston, author of The Valley Cats series
  • Larry Buege, author of Cold Turkey and Chogan and the Gray Wolf
  • Bart Stupak, author of For All Americans, Sat 1:30-4:30 only
  • Sonny Longtine, author of U.P. People

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Outback Art Fair is in Marquette, Michigan on the weekend of July 29-30, 2017  at Picnic Rocks.  UPPAA authors Tyler Tichelaar, Deborah Frontiera, Gretchen Preston, and Larry Buege will be signing books at the Outback Art Fair, Picnic Rocks/Shiras Park, Marquette, Michigan.  More than 100 booths were setup at last year’s fair, which features art, food, and live entertainment, according to this Mining Journal article.

Debbie Frontiera is shown below interviewed by WLUC-TV reporter Dustin Bonk for Outback 2012.

Debbie Frontiera interviewed by WLUC-TV6

Debbie Frontiera interviewed by WLUC-TV6

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