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The Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation (UPRLC) is
a multi-type library organization serving libraries in Michigan’s
Upper and Northern Lower Peninsulas. The UPRLC sponsors an Annual
Meeting each fall. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday
and Wednesday September 25 and 26, 2018 at Bay College in Escanaba,
MI.

UPRLC

UPRLC

The UPRLC is inviting select vendors to attend the UPRLC Annual
Meeting. Vendor exhibits will be open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on
Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The Annual Meeting generally has an
attendance of 60 Library Board members and personnel from multi-type
libraries located in Michigan’s Upper and Northern Lower Peninsulas,
and it would be a good opportunity to you to tell them about your book
and make some connections with library staff.  I’ve attached an
information form for your review.  Please let me know if you have any
questions.

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Shawn Andary, Director/ILS Admin
Superiorland Library Cooperative/UPRLC
1615 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
v (906)226-4675 Ext. 4
f (906)228-5627
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Presque Isle Pavillion

Presque Isle Pavilion

Dear UPPAA Member,

On September 15, 2018, from noon to 2:00pm the second annual UPPAA Picnic will be taking place at the Island Pavilion at Presque Isle in Marquette, MI.

Bring the whole family out to enjoy a potluck lunch as well networking and socializing time with fellow writers.

I will be sending a Sign-up Genius form out about two weeks prior to the picnic to sign-up for what dish you are bringing and note how many people will be attending. The pavilion does have working outlets for crockpots and other hot dishes.

Any questions please let me know and I hope to see you there.

Brandy Thomas

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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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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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MARQUETTE, MI (April 27, 2018) — The U.P. Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) has announced the winners of its first Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest.

UPPAA, established in 1998 as an organization for anyone from or associated with Upper Michigan who is interested in writing and publishing, has continually sought to educate its members on all aspects of writing, publishing, and book marketing. Since its founding, the organization has grown to more than one hundred authors. Its members have produced a wide variety of books ranging from U.P. history and travel books to historical fiction, mysteries, romance, fantasy, science fiction, nature, recreation, children’s books, and poetry.

The idea to hold a short story contest for high school students was the brain child of Larry Buege, UPPAA’s current treasurer and the author of several books, including his popular young adult Chogan Native American series. Buege said he was inspired to create the contest to encourage young writers because he has a granddaughter in Wisconsin who published her first novel while in the sixth grade. “I was convinced that we may have similarly talented writers in the U.P.,” Buege said.

Buege approached the rest of the UPPAA board members, who embraced the idea of a contest that would encourage students to become interested in writing and to pursue their talents. Buege also found an anonymous donor to provide financial support. He chose to name the contest after the classic children’s book Dandelion Cottage (1904) by Carroll Watson Rankin, an author from Marquette who published several children’s novels. Once the contest was announced and entries began to come in, Buege was confirmed in believing the idea was a good one. “I was not disappointed,” he said. “The quality of the submissions was beyond my expectations.”

U.P. Reader Issue #2

U.P. Reader Issue #2

The submissions were judged by a group of UPPAA members, all authors themselves. Prizes for the contest were designated to be $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. However, this first year there was a tie for third place and the judges also decided to award an Honorable Mention. In addition to the cash prizes, the first place winner’s name will be engraved on a traveling trophy that will be displayed at the student’s school each year. First, second, and third place winners are also all given medallions with their names and award placement engraved on them. Finally, the first and second place winners’ stories will be published in the 2nd annual U.P. Reader, the new literary publication of UPPAA, which will be released at UPPAA’s annual meeting on June 2.

This year, the first place winner of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest is Katie McEachern, a freshman from Negaunee. She won for her story “The Attack.” Second place is awarded to Emma Locknane, a junior from Gwinn, for her story “Welcome to the New Age.” Third place is awarded to both Anna Laakso, a sophomore from Republic/Michigamme, for her story “Elite” and Sarah Lauzon, a fifth grader from Ironwood for “Henry the Kitten.” Honorable Mention is awarded to Sierra Hendrickson, a freshman from Negaunee, for her story “Abducted.”

Treasurer Larry Buege and Vice President Gretchen Preston have been traveling to the schools to present the awards to the students. In addition, at the annual UPPAA conference, President Tyler Tichelaar will present the traveling trophy to the first place winner and her teacher.

The Landmark Inn, Marquette

The Landmark Inn, Marquette

UPPAA’s annual conference will be held this year at the Landmark Inn in Marquette from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To attend the conference, visit https://uppaa.org/meeting-registration/. A full schedule of the conference, including speakers and presentations, is included at the website. Deadline for registration is May 25. Writers of all ages are welcome.

The second annual Dandelion Cottage contest is now open for entries. Full submission guidelines can be found at http://www.dandelioncottage.org/. The deadline for the contest is January 31, 2019.

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Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association
For Immediate Release�
Contact: Tyler Tichelaar
(906) 226-1543
President@UPPAA.org
www.UPPAA.org

 

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