Three Upper Peninsula Authors Win Historical Society of Michigan Awards

UPPAA A collection of bookmarks with pictures of a forest and a lake.

By Ernest Dempsey (NewsBlaze) The Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) congratulates the three of its member authors – Mikel B. Classen, Ann Dallman, and Jane Kopecky – for winning the 2020 State History Awards presented by the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM). Presented during its annual Michigan History…

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UPPAA’s Own Mikel Classen Nominated for Charles Follo Award

UPPAA A picture of a man with a beard and a hat.

  The Historical Society of Michigan has nominated historian, author, and editor Mikel Bruce Classen for the next Charles Follo Award, which is presented annually at the Upper Peninsula History Conference. Classen has literally dedicated most of his professional life as a writer to the promotion of U.P. history. His…

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1st Annual U.P. Notable Books List


U.P. Publishers & Authors Association Announces 1st Annual U.P. Notable Books List   MARQUETTE, MI (March 30, 2020)— the Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) announces the 1st Annual U.P. Notable Books List this week. UPPAA Publications Chair Mikel Classen (Sault Ste. Marie) initiated the effort as a response…

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Congratulations Lucy Woods, 2nd Place winner Dandelion Cottage

Lucy Woods, Copper Country Christian School

The second place award for this year’s Dandelion Cottage Short Story Award went to Lucy Woods, a junior from Copper Country Christian School, for her story “Stellae.”  This is the second time this contest has been awarded by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA).  Winners of first, second,…

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Marquette Monthly Annual Short Story Contest – submit your work!

Marquette Monthly has hosted an annual Short Story Contest since 1990. It is open to all U.P. fiction writers. A $250 cash prize is awarded to the author of the winning entry, which is also published in the MM. Contest Guidelines All entries must be works of fiction no longer…

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Nominations due Sept 30 for second annual LSSU Writing the U.P. Award

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.:  Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for Lake Superior State University’s second annual Writing the U.P. Award, which seeks to honor fiction authors who have portrayed the essence of life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 30. The 2014 award…

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Winners Selected in Second Annual U.P. Nature Writing Contest

For immediate release:Information:    Lynn EmerickAugust 21, 2014North Country Publishingnorthco@up.net906-942-7879 Winners Selected in Second Annual U.P. Nature Writing Contest Entries for the Second Annual Upper Peninsula Nature Writing Contest were received from across the Upper Peninsula –Munising and Ironwood, Copper Harbor and Newberry, Hancock, Engadine, Naubinway, Lake Linden, Chassell and Wakefield…

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Call For Entries: Second Annual U. P. Nature Writing Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2014 Lon and Lynn Emerick North Country Publishing 906-942-7879 North Country Publishing of Skandia and the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore of Munising announce the Second Annual U.P. Nature Writing Contest. Following the success of the 2013 Contest, which saw entries from all over…

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Winners in the First Annual UP Nature Writing Contest to appear on September 19th

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…

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