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Thursday, April 24, 2008


April is the Month of the Young Child. This shadow on the floor is of a tracing of one of Northport’s young children. Windows all over town feature these cheery figures again this year, and Dog Ears Books is no exception.

April is also National Poetry Month. Our friend Ken Wylie will be reading from his book THE LAND THAT SUNRISE WASHES at Horizon Books in Traverse City this Saturday evening. See a review of this book on my posting for January 6 and come to Horizon, downstairs in the Shine Cafe, 6-8 p.m.

Speaking of writer friends, I’m happy to see that the second of two authors who read from their books at Dog Ears in 2007 is currently being featured on Diane’s blog, carp(e) libris. Dorene O’Brien is currently up, with her VOICES OF THE LOST AND FOUND.

Ken lives here in Leelanau Township year-round. Dorene will be back this summer. Northport will be hoppin' with writers--and artists!

P.S. (How could I forget?) This Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the annual Scott Brow Fishing Derby at the Old Mill Pond here in Northport. This is a kids' event, with prizes awarded!


Anonymous said...

I love the picture of the young child's shadow. It captures the enthusiastic, untamed spirit that young kids have. I feel lucky when I get to spend some time with them at Northport school.

Big Steve

P. J. Grath said...

The kids are lucky, too, Steve, to have you involved at the school.

Dorene said...

Very cool photo today, Pamela. I didn't know that Aprilwas the month of the young child--I'll have to spoil my daughter a little. Wish I could be there for Ken's reading--give him my best!

P. J. Grath said...

Your daughter Hadley is a peach! Spoil her a little--no, I don't think she's spoilable, but give her a smile from me, too, when you're treating her. I'll make sure Ken receives your good wishes.