U.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.