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The Third Annual U.P. Nature Writing Contest, sponsored by North Country Publishing of Skandia and the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore of Munising, will conclude with two evenings of nature writing.

  • September 15, 7 p.m. Falling Rock Café and Bookstore, Munising
  • September 21 7 p.m. Peter White Public Library, Shiras Room, Marquette The Marquette evening is co-hosted by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Winners and entrants will read their nature writings. Kathryn Lund Johnson, U.P. Nature Photographer, will present a U.P. photo show.
The public is invited to attend and read their own nature writings.
For more information, contact sponsors at 906-942-7879 or email northco@up.net

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Falling Rock Bookstore, Munising, MI

Falling Rock Bookstore, Munising, MI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2014
Lon and Lynn Emerick
North Country Publishing
northco@up.net
906-942-7879

North Country Publishing of Skandia and the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore of Munising announce the Second Annual U.P. Nature Writing Contest. Following the success of the 2013 Contest, which saw entries from all over the peninsula, U.P. nature enthusiasts and writers are again invited to enter their work.

Titles of last year’s winner and two honorable mention winners were: Loving a Wild Place, Fat Kid in a Dark Woods, and The Bounty of the U.P.

The contest winner will receive a $250 prize and publication in the Marquette Monthly and the Munising News, with other publications by permission. Honorable Mention winners will receive Falling Rock Café and Bookstore gift cards. Judges for the Nature Writing Contest are writers with a nature interest, from several Upper Peninsula locations. All entrants will be invited to read their essays and discuss nature writing at gatherings to the held at the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore and Peter White Public Library in September.

Only Upper Peninsula residents are eligible to enter the contest; deadline for entries is June 6, 2014. Contest guidelines are available at the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore, the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, by emailing northco@up.net, or by calling 1-906-942-7879.

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Falling Rock Café & Bookstore

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WinnercertificateU.P. resident writers serving as contest judges  have selected the winners in the First Annual UP Nature Writing Contest, sponsored by North Country Publishing of Skandia and Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore of Munising.   Entries were received from residents across the peninsula.  Andrea Chynoweth of Munising is the contest winner with her entry:  Loving a Wild Place.  Martin Achatz of Ishpeming is the First Honorable Mention for Fat Kid in a Dark Woods and Niikah Hatfield of Chocolay Township, Marquette County was awarded Second Honorable Mention for The Bounty of the U.P.

 On September 19th, starting at 7 p.m.  a U.P. Nature Writing Event will be held at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore.  Free and open to the public,  all contest entrants will be invited to read their writing and join in a discussion of nature writing.  For information, contact Lynn at 906-942-7879 or northco@up.net.
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Book Signing

Death at the Lighthouse

Death at the Lighthouse

Death at the Lighthouse-A Grand Island Riddle” by Loren Graham  ~ JUST RELEASED ~
Call 387 3008 to reserve your copy now
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12-2 p.m. AND Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

  • Attend one or both events!
  •  Readings by Loren!
  • Meet the publisher, Susan Bays of Arbutus Press

Book Signing

Tuesday, July 16, 12-2 p.m.
Geology and Landscape of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Vicinity” by William Blewett

Book Signing

Saturday, July 20, 12-2 p.m. “Copper Empire-A Novel about the Copper Country Labor Strike in 1913” By Donna Searight Simons

387-3008.
104 East Munising Avenue
http://www.fallingrockcafe.com

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U.P. Book Tour

U.P. Book Tour

Join Ron Riekki, editor of The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Worksand contributors from the collection for a summer book tour! From Brighton to Houghton and all points in between, catch Michigan poets and fiction writers reading along with Riekki at a variety of locations during July and August 2013.

Check out a map of the locations!

Visit Ron Riekki’s website for even more information!

Complete list of dates and locations here

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Falling Rock Bookstore, Munising, MI

Falling Rock Bookstore, Munising, MI

North Country Publishing of Skandia and Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore of Munising, announce the First Annual Nature Writing Contest. Entrants must be current permanent Upper Peninsula residents.

Contest guidelines will be advertised in the April and May issues of the Marquette Monthly and in the Munising News on the first Wednesday of April and May. Deadline for entries is June 7th. Contest judges are  Upper Peninsula residents with an interest in writing and the natural world of the region.

The contest winner will receive a cash prize and have their entry published in the September issues of both papers. The winner and two honorable mention winners will be invited to read their entries and discuss writing at a Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore gathering. Complete guidelines are also available online at northcountrypublishing.com

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Marvin Szukalowski – author of “A Simple Man’s Psychology”
Gretchen Preston – author of “Valley Cats”
Tyler Tichelaar – author of “My Marquette”
Valerie Bradley Holliday – author of “Northern Roots”
Deb Pascoe – author of “Life with a View”
Nancy Dwyer (she’s the owner of the Falling Rock Cafe)

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