Mikel B. Classen

Mikel B. Classen

Mikel B. Classen

Mikel B. Classen has been writing about northern Michigan in newspapers and magazines for over thirty-five years, creating feature articles about the life and culture of Michigan’s north country. He’s written about Upper Peninsula history, travel, outdoors, the environ­ment and many other subjects. A journalist, historian, photographer and author with a fascination of the world around him, he enjoys researching and writing about lost stories from the past. Currently he is Managing Editor of the U.P. Reader.

Classen makes his home in the oldest city in Michigan, historic Sault Ste. Marie. He is also a collector of out-of-print history books, historical photographs and prints of Upper Michigan. At Northern Michigan University, he studied English, history, journalism and photo­graphy. He lives with his wife, Mary L. Underwood, and his Labrador retriever, Gidget.

His book, Au Sable Point Lighthouse, Beacon on Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast, was published in 2014 and his book, Teddy Roosevelt and the Marquette Libel Trial, was published in 2015, Both by the History Press. He has two books of fiction called Lake Superior Tales, published by Modern History Press, and Journeys into the Macabre, published by NetBound Books.

To learn more about Mikel B. Classen and to see more of his work, go to his website at www.mikelclassen.com

U.P. Reader -- Volume #6 [PB]

SKU 978-1-61599-660-5
$19.95
: Bringing Upper Michigan Literature to the World
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Product Details
UPC: 978-1-61599-660-5
Brand: Modern History Press
Binding: Paperback
Audiobook: Audible, iTunes
Edition: 1st
Author: Ed. by Mikel Classen, Deborah K. Frontiera
Pages: 174
Publication Date: 04/01/2022

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is blessed with a treasure trove of storytellers, poets, and historians, all seeking to capture a sense of Yooper Life from settler's days to the far-flung future. Since 2017, the U.P. Reader offers a rich collection of their voices that embraces the U.P.'s natural beauty and way of life, along with a few surprises.

The forty-one short works in this 6th annual volume take readers on U.P. road and boat trips from the Keweenaw to the Soo. Every page is rich with descriptions of the characters and culture that make the Upper Peninsula worth living in and writing about. U.P. writers span genres from humor to history and from science fiction to poetry. This issue also includes imaginative fiction from the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Award winners, honoring the amazing young writers enrolled in all of the U.P.'s schools.

Featuring the words of Phil Bellfy, T. Marie Bertineau, Don Bodey, Sharon Brunner, Larry Buege, Mikel Classen, Tricia Carr, Deborah K. Frontiera, Elizabeth Fust, Brad Gischia, Sienna Goodney, Paige Griffin, J.L. Hagen, Heidi Helppi, Mack Hassler, John Haeussler, Richard Hill, Douglas Hoover, Sharon M. Kennedy, Chris Kent, Kathleen Carlton Johnson, Tamara Lauder, Ellen Lord, Raymond Luczak, Robert McEvilla, Beck Ross Michael, Nikki Mitchell, Cyndi Perkins, Lauryn Ramme, Christine Saari,T. Kilgore Splake, Bill Sproule, David Swindell, Ninie Gaspariani Syarikin, Brandy Thomas, Tyler Tichelaar, Edd Tury, Victor Volkman, Cheyenne Welsh, and Donna Winters.

"Funny, wise, or speculative, the essays, memoirs, and poems found in the pages of these profusely illustrated annuals are windows to the history, soul, and spirit of both the exceptional land and people found in Michigan's remarkable U.P. If you seek some great writing about the northernmost of the state's two peninsulas look around for copies of the U.P. Reader. --Tom Powers, Michigan in Books

"U.P. Reader offers a wonderful mix of storytelling, poetry, and Yooper culture. Here’s to many future volumes!" --Sonny Longtine, author of Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

"As readers embark upon this storied landscape, they learn that the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offer a unique voice, a tribute to a timeless place too long silent." --Sue Harrison, international bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky

The U.P. Reader is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) a non-profitcorporation. A portion of proceeds from each copy sold will be donated to the UPPAA for its educational programming.

Learn more at www.UPReader.org

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