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Writers of the Northern Persuasion – U.P. Author and Publisher Forum

Saturday, April 9th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Finnish American Heritage Center
435 Quincy Street, Hancock

  • Featuring over 20 regional authors and publishers offering book sales and publishing information.
  • Fiction, non-fiction, regional, poetry, book design, photography, children’s and more!
  • Presentations on writing and self-publishing from 10:15 to 12:30.
  • Author readings from 12:30 to 3:00.
  • FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • Refreshments!

Open Mic night at K.C. Bonkers Toy Store and Coffee

Saturday, April 9th
119 Quincy Street, Hancock
6:00-8:00 p.m.

“Writers of the Northern Persuasion” is made possible partially through funding from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Council for the Humanities”

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Finlandia University

Finlandia University’s Campus Read Committee announces Writers of the Northern Persuasion

Finlandia University and the Michigan Humanities Council are sponsoring a project that supports regional authors of all genres. Several authors will be visiting Finlandia University’s campus and making public presentations in March 2016. All presentations will take place Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Matthew on the FinnU campus, Hancock, Michigan. There is no charge to attend any of the events. Books will be available for purchase.

March 15th       Andrea Scarpino, U.P. Poet Laureate. Her book of poetry Once, Then has been selected as the spring 2016 Finlandia University Campus Read

March 22nd      Sonny Longtine, author of five books of non-fiction, most notably Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

March 29th       John Smolens, author of eight novels and a collection of stories. His latest, Wolf’s Mouth, will be released in February.

An all-author forum will take place on Saturday, April 9th, from 10:00 to 4:00, at Finlandia’s Finnish American Heritage Center. This will be open to all regional authors and will include book sales along with other events yet to be determined. There is no charge for participants, but registration will be required. Contact Terri Martin if you would like more information or would like to be on the list to receive future information for the events and registering for the all-author forum. terri.martin@finlandia.edu or 906 487-7512

This project is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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