MARQUETTE – The fourth edition of the Upper Peninsula Authors’ Book Fair will bring together over a dozen UP authors this year.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Campfire CoWorks in downtown Marquette, participating authors from Upper Michigan will meet to meet their current and future readers.
Gretchen Preston, author of “The cats of the valley” children’s book series and one of the event organizers said: “I continue to be amazed at the number of authors who write on Upper Michigan and Upper Michigan, as well as non-UP subjects who live here. We’ll have everything from UP story books to romance novels, mysteries, children’s books, poetry, and a plethora of non-fiction titles.
Entrance to the event is free.
UP Authors Day is an event designed to raise awareness of Upper Michigan’s rich writing tradition and introduce readers to local authors.
The original UP Authors Day was designed by award-winning author of Lon Emerick “The Upper Peninsula.”
This year’s event was hosted by members of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association in coordination with Campfire CoWorks.
Campfire CoWorks is located in the UP Masonic Center at 132 W. Washington St. with on-street parking and additional parking on the Bluff Street ramp located behind the Masonic Center.
In addition to selling and signing books, several authors will hold drawings for a chance to win one of their books.
Authors listed as expected to appear:
≤ Larry Buege (Marquette), author of “Chogan: Amerindian series”
≤ Michael Carrier (Grand Rapids), author of “Murder on the sugar island” and the “Jack Manager” series
≤ Mikel Classen (Sault Ste. Marie), author of “Northern points: discover the hidden campgrounds”, “Natural wonders” and “Waterways of the Upper Peninsula”
≤ Barry Dalberto (Stanley, Wisconsin), author of “Distant dreamer” and “Courageous, Nisayenh Maiingan”
≤ Elizabeth Fust (Marquette), author of “Wooly and the Good Shepherd”
≤ Brad Gischia (Ishpeming), author of “Encyclopedia of Legendary Creatures of Professor Cryptid”
≤ Carole Lynn Hare (Manistique), author of “The Legend of Kitch-iti-kipi”
≤ Richard Hill (Sault Ste. Marie), author of “West of the river, north of the bridge”
≤ Sharon Kennedy (Brimley), author of “Life in a Tin Can” and “The Children of SideRoad”
≤ Roslyn McGrath (Marquette) author of “Chakras Alive! : Explore and expand your inner rainbow »
Anne Miller (Caspian), author of “The last photograph”
≤ Nikki Mitchell (Iron River), author of “The Literary Adventures of Eleanor Mason”
≤ Eric Paad (Rapid River), Founder and President of The Caregiver Incentive Project
≤ Dorothy Paad (Rapid River), author of “Dance your dance, sing your song”
≤ Gretchen Preston (Marquette), author of “The cats of the valley” series
Christine Saari (Marquette), author of “Flowers in the dark of winter”
≤ Nancy Seminoff (Marquette), President of the Literacy Legacy Foundation of Michigan, will be selling old and vintage books
≤ Tyler R. Tichelaar (Marquette), author of “Haunted Marquette” and “Kawbawgam”
≤ Kath Usitalo (Naubinway), author of “Secret Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Weird, the Wonderful and the Obscure”
Mikel Classen, award-winning author of “Point to the north” noted: “It’s important because the UP has a wide range of writing talents. I think writers in this region have always been under-credited. There are truly incredible books from our region. They just don’t seem to be noticed by others and that needs to change. “
For more information on the event, visit: www.UPPAA.org.
Katie Segula can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242. His email address is [email protected]