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UPPAA only works when members participate!

GET INVOLVED WITH UPPAA

Our membership has soared to over 100 authors, poets, editors, illustrators, and independent publishers. The current Board of Directors invites you to get involved. Contact the committee chairs for more information. Contact Victor Volkman or Mikel Classen to join the distribution and marketing team for the U.P. Reader. Assist Larry Buege by marketing our Dandelion Cottage short story writing contest to your local schools. Debbie Frontiera is our association newsletter editor and welcomes you to join her staff. Contact Gretchen Preston to join the 2019 conference planning committee.

All members are welcome at board meetings. Our Board of Directors meets the First Friday of each month at noon in the Dandelion Cottage room at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette, Michigan. Please feel free to join us. If you are out of the Marquette area, or unable to attend the meeting in person, you can join the board on its conference call line. Just dial 712-432-6299. You will then be asked to enter the code: 483921#.

We will be electing new association officers at our 2019 conference business meeting. All positions are open. Take time to review the job descriptions for each position below. If you are interested in running for an officer position, contact Tyler Tichelaar. Watch our group email for more information!

UPPAA Board Member Descriptions

President

The President’s duties include:

  • Presiding over the monthly Board meetings.
  • Presiding over the annual business meeting at the spring conference.
  • Organizing the spring conference with the help of the rest of the board.
  • Responding to inquiries via email and phone from interested prospective members.
  • Promoting UPPAA through various means such as handing out brochures at events, bringing UPPAA material to the Superiorland Library Coop for distribution, etc.
  • Following up with fellow Board Members to ensure all board duties and responsibilities are being fulfilled.
  • Proofreading the quarterly newsletters to make sure all information is accurate.

Vice President

The Vice President’s duties include:

  • Attending monthly Board meetings.
  • Preside over meetings if the President cannot.
  • Preparing the agenda for the monthly Board meetings and submitting it to the President prior to the scheduled meeting.
  • Serving on the annual conference planning committee.
  • Working with the Board members and general membership to create new book marketing and sales opportunities.
  • Promoting UPPAA publicly at appropriate opportunities.
  • Being actively involved in all club activities and events.

Treasurer

The Treasurer’s duties include:

  • Filling out Federal e-postcard in January and the Michigan Corporation Annual Report in July. These documents are essential to keeping our non-profit status.
  • Downloading money from dues payments from PayPal into our savings account. This should be done at least monthly.
  • Paying all bills. This is a minor activity for most months, but the workload increases near the Spring Conference.
  • Providing a monthly financial report for the board. Fiction writing skills (with humor) is helpful when preparing the report but not mandatory.

Membership Chair

The Membership Chair’s duties include:

  • Maintaining the current member database, including yearly renewal.
  • Adding new members and their information to the database.
  • Keeping the Newsletter Editor up to date on the member database.
  • Adding members to discussion group.
  • Annually removing people who are no longer members from the database and discussion group.
  • Sending out member renewal notices in March of every year and then overdue notices.
  • Sending out Conference registration and compiling a list of attendees and lunch numbers.
  • Sending out and compiling conference surveys.
  • Depositing membership dues checks to the UPPAA account.
  • Sending out notices that go to the entire membership, for example the fall picnic.

Recording Secretary

The Recording Secretary’s duties include: 

  • Taking notes during the business meeting portion at the Spring Conference.
  • Writing minutes based on these notes and keeping a copy for records.
  • Reading minutes of last meeting during business meeting of the conference.
  • Taking notes during monthly board meetings and writing minutes

Webmaster

The Webmaster’s duties include:

  • Managing submissions for http://www.UPPAA.org, including new book announcements, author events, and listings of resources.
  • Managing social media accounts such as Twitter and the UPPAA Facebook pages.
  • Sharing management of the online discussion group with the Membership Secretary.

Newsletter Editor

The Newsletter Editor’s duties include:

  • Gathering the news from members four times per year for the spring, summer, fall, and winter newsletters (generally sent in April, July, late Sept./Oct. and late Jan./Feb.) No date set in stone. News is gathered throughout the year and saved to a file and a reminder is sent to members to send their announcements with a deadline about two weeks before the newsletter goes for layout.
  • Preparing the newsletter text and saving any images sent in a file.
  • Having the President proofread the newsletter for typos and missing or wrong information.
  • Sending the text file and any images via email to Margaret Helminen at Designotype for formal layout.
  • Reviewing proofs from Designotype and approving or recommending changes.
  • Using the UPPAA membership list to send out the PDF newsletter to the membership. (Note that for the spring issue, Designotype mails the printed version. The spring issue always focuses on the Spring Conference. Summer usually recaps the conference. Fall and winter have member news, marketing tips, announcements, etc.

Publications Chair

The Publications Chair’s duties include:

  • Managing everything related to the P. Reader, including submissions, concept, design, technical issues, promotion, and coordinating sales distribution.
  • Working with other U.P. Reader staff and the UPPAA Board as well as the organizers/student winners of the Dandelion Short Story Contest.
  • Managing any new publications UPPAA may choose to pursue.
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UPPAA Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summertime and the livin’ is easy!  Get your 2018 Summer issue of The Written Word, the official organ of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)

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Write for Marquette Monthly

The Marquette Monthly is looking for people to write articles for it and thought some of our members might be interested. It is especially looking for people living in and looking to write about north and central UP. Anyone interested can contact: editor@marquettemonthly.org (Joe Zyble) or senioreditor@marquettemonthly.org (Rebecca Tavernini). You can learn more about the publication at www.marquettemonthly.org.

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Bookstores

BOOKSTORES

Marquette Regional History Center
Attn: Jessica Bays – Store Manager
145 W Spring St
Marquette, MI 49855-4628

Marquette Arts & Culture Center
217 N Front St
Marquette, MI 49855-4220

Gloria Tiglas, Acquisitions Mgr
Booktique
125 S Cedar St
Manistique, MI 49854-1437

Acquisitions Manager
MTU Campus Bookstore
1503 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI 49931-1228

Tony Bausano, Acquisitions Mgr
Copper World
101 5th St
Calumet, MI 49913-1601

(Address change below)
Country Village Bookstore
Michelle Lamere, Acquisitions Mgr
850 US 41 W
Ishpeming, MI 49849-3181

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap
Anne: Acquisitions Mgr
490 N Steel St
Ishpeming, MI 49849-2667

Gift Station
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
101 Cedar St
Munising, MI 49862-1019

Lloyd Wescoat
Grandpa’s Barn
340 Fourth Street
COPPER HARBOR, MI 49918

Acquisitions Manager: Nancy Dwyer
Falling Rock Cafe
104 E Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862-1114

First Edition too bookstore
attn: Acquisitions Mgr
W4487 Worth Rd
Moran, MI 49760-9830

Fort Wilkins Gift Shop
Attn: Acquisionts Mgr
5223 Hwy Us-41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Island Bookstore
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1298

Island Books & Crafts
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
101 E Portage Ave
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-2001

Knothole Gift Shop
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
21235 Alberta Ave
Lanse, MI 49946-9564

Laughing Loon Bookstore
Attn: Laurel And Hannah Rooks
242 1st Street;
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Michigan Fair
Attn: Amy Chapin
114 W Washington St
Marquette, MI 49855-4320

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Attn: Gift Shop Acquisitions
73 Forge Rd
Negaunee, MI 49866-9532

NMU Bookstore
Attn: Helen Bicigo, Acquisitions
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-2818

North Wind Books
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
437 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930-1878

Safe Harbor Books
Attn: Kristen Diehl, Acquisitions Mgr
PO Box 398
Cedarville, MI 49719-0398

Snowbound Books
Attn: Dana Schultz, Acquisitions Mgr
118 N 3rd St
Marquette, MI 49855-4304

Synder Drugstores
Attn: Patty Nault, Acquisitions Mgr
1330 US Highway 41 W
Ishpeming, MI 49849-3152

Touch of Finland Books
Attn: Bryan LaChappel
2853 US 41 W
Marquette, MI 49855-2252

Up North Books
Attm Mike Hauxwell, Acquisitions Mgr
3362 I 75 Business Spur
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-3605

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Attn: Gift Shop Acquisitions
PO Box 873P
Mackinaw City, MI 49701-0873

LSSU Bookstore
Attn: Amber McLean, Acquisitions Mgr
1000 College Dr
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-1637

COFFEE SHOPS

Dead River Coffee
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
119 W Baraga Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-4741

The Serving Spoon
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
821 1st St
Menominee, MI 49858-3231

Stone Cup Coffee House
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
1222 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829-3539

Moose Jackson Cafe
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
221 E A St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801-3462

GIFT SHOPS

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UPPAA Fall 2017 Newsletter

JUDGES NEEDED FOR NEW STUDENT CONTEST
Any UPPAA member who is willing to help as a judge for the upcoming student writing contest should contact Larry Buege: LSBuege@aol.com. Judges will read through about 10 stories written by high school students and score them on a number of items. A scoring sheet will be provided. We should have three judges read each story for balance and fairness, so we can use as many judges as are willing to help out. There will be no names on the stories, just an entry number, so judges do not need to worry that they might know a student who submitted. Members who volunteer to help would receive these stories by Jan. 31, 2018, and likely sooner than that.

Read this story and much more news from UPPAA members in the UPPAA Fall 2017 Newsletter

 

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plates

Superior Plates & Places

We are launching, Superior Plates and Places by the Yooper Goddess, Lori Kulju. The book takes you on culinary adventures across the Upper Peninsula visiting places like Johnny Dog Flanders, Nahma Inn, The Jampot and many more. I also share my personal stories about the place I live and love, the Upper Peninsula, along with my unique recipes.

You may recognize Lori, aka The Yooper Goddess from her television segment on TV6 Fox WLUC-TV6 or from her youtube channel. Her down-to-earth personality and zest for life have created many followers and fans. The special pre-order price is a limited time offer and can only be purchased at The Yooper Goddess site

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UPPAA Summer 2015 Newsletter posted

Download the UPPAA Summer 2015 Newsletter

Inside this issue

  • Spring 2015 Conference highlights
  • Kindle Scout program
  • Larry Buege’s directory of UP author-friendly bookstores/giftshops
  • New book announcements from UPPAA members!
  • and much more!

 

 

 

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