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YoungArts Award Application: Deadline October 19

          Do you know talented students grades 10-12 who are passionate about: Cinematic arts Theater Dance Visual Arts  Jazz Voice Music Writing Photography Encourage your students to apply for a YoungArts Award. Visit youngarts.org/apply. The YoungArts Awards program: Has 600 winners each year Awards ...
Attention Writers

Attention Writers

Capture the stories of your life in writing with author and teacher Anne-Marie Oomen. Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Oleson Center on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. The cost is $45 ($38 if you are age 62+ and live in GT County). For details click here and scroll to course Harvesting the Life Story. For more ...
Enter your poetry in TADL's Poets' Night Out contest: Entries due soon!

Enter your poetry in TADL's Poets' Night Out contest: Entries due soon!

Poets of all ages are invited to enter ORIGINAL poetry in the Traverse Area District Library, Poets' Night Out contest. Poetry will be accepted until Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Traverse Area District Library Woodmere Branch. Mailed submissions need to be POSTMARKED no later than Wednesday September 26, 2012. Poets must live in ...

New Book Launch, 'The Search for The Westmoreland' in Frankfort, Michigan

Join us in celebrating the launch of the book: The Search for The Westmoreland, Lake Michigan’s Treasure Shipwreck by Ross Richardson, at the historic Garden Theater in Frankfort, Michigan on Saturday, August 25.  Underwater shipwreck footage, some never before seen publically, and historical images will be playing on the big movie screen ...

Michigan’s Author for 2012, Bonnie Jo Campbell; August 18 at Horizon Books

Michigan’s Author for 2012, Bonnie Jo Campbell, will be performing with 3 actors in a special reading from Once Upon A River on Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 pm at Horizon Books of Traverse City. Bonnie Jo Campbell will be reading the narration, and Esme Bloomquist will be reading Margo, the main character.  Joe Kilpatrick will be reading ...

Tim Wendel, author of 'Summer of '68' at Brilliant Books Thursday, Aug 2

Tim Wendel will read and discuss Summer of '68 on Thursday, August 2, at Brilliant Books in Traverse City, starting at 7 pm. Summer of '68 details that season's memorable baseball season, which culminated with the Detroit Tigers capturing the World Series. The book was named a Top 10 sports title by Publisher's Weekly.  Ken Burns says Summer ...