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4th U.P. Authors Day and Book Fair in Marquette on October 9

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The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) is holding its 4th U.P. Authors Day on October 9, 2021, in downtown Marquette, Michigan. Upper Michigan authors participating in the event will meet current and future readers and sign books.

According to Victor R. Volkman, President of UPPAA and publisher of the popular U.P. Reader anthology, this year’s event will be the largest single gathering of U.P. authors ever held. Authors participating in the 4th U.P. Authors Day this October include Tyler R. Tichelaar (Marquette), Gretchen Preston (Marquette), Nikki Mitchell (Iron River), Eric Paad (Rapid River), Dorothy Paad (Rapid River), Mikel Classen (Sault Ste. Marie), and many others.

“I continue to be amazed by how many authors are writing about Upper Michigan and Upper Michigan subjects, as well as non-U.P. related subjects who live here,” says Gretchen Preston, author of The Valley Cats Series. Mikel Classen, award-winning author of Points North, says of the importance of the U.P. Authors Day:

It’s important because the U.P. has a wide array of talent when it comes to writing. I think that the writers of this region have always been under-credited.

Event Info

U.P. Authors-Day

Activities: Besides selling and signing books, several authors will be holding drawings for a chance to win one of their books.

Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Venue: 132 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI. 49855

Cost: Admission to the event is free to the public.


Established in 1998 to support authors and publishers who live in or write about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, UPPAA is a Michigan nonprofit association with nearly 100 members. Its current President Victor R. Volkman is the founder and publisher of the Ann Arbor-based Loving Healing Press that has published over 200 titles from authors of diverse backgrounds around the world.

For more information, visit the UPPAA online at

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