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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

  • 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

 

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)

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.

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

The U.P. Reader is an annual publication that represents the cross-section of writers that are the membership of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. This annual anthology will be used as a vehicle to showcase and promote the writers of the Upper Peninsula. Copies of the U.P. Reader will be made available to book sellers, UPPAA members, libraries, and news services.

Submission Guidelines

  • Must be a current member of the UPPAA to submit.
  • Submissions must be original with no prior appearance in web or print.  Submissions will be accepted for up to 5,000 words.  Writers who submit work which has previously appeared in blog posts, web pages, eBooks, or in print will be disqualified.
  • Submissions can be any type of genre, Fiction, Nonfiction (memoirs, history, essays, feature articles, interviews, opinions) and Poetry. These also can include photography or artwork, but author must show permission for use.
  • All submissions will be  reviewed through a jury and the submissions will be chosen through this process.
  • We prefer Microsoft Word Document (.DOC) files only or plain text files (.TXT).   Do not submit PDF files.  If you have some other type of text file, please inquire.
  • Authors may include photos with the understanding that they will be converted to black-and-white.  We reserve the right to limit the number of photos per story that will be used. Photos should be at least 300 DPI and no smaller than 2 inches on a sided (i.e. 600px minimum). If the Author is not the photographer, we may ask for a simple one-page “Photo Release” form to be sent in.

The U.P. Reader will require FIRST time rights in print and digital. After one year ALL rights will return to the author. The U.P.P.A.A. retains the right to use it in perpetuity.  For Example, we anticipate a “Best of U.P. Reader” to be issued for the 10th anniversary.

Publication Schedule for U.P. Reader Issue #3

  • Submission deadline: Nov. 15th, 2018
  • Dec 21, 2018    Jury / peer-review process begins
  • Jan 15th, 2019 announcement of selected submissions
  • Jan 16- Feb:  Typesetting and cover design
  • Spring Conference 2019:  Launch celebration, location to be determined.

Send submissions to mikel_classen@yahoo.com or dfrontiera@wildblue.net

Be sure to put “U.P. Reader Submission” in the subject line.

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