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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sending You Elsewhere
Not in all senses. I do hope you’ll stop by the bookstore if you’re nearby, because we have a beautiful new book of poetry at Dog Ears by a Traverse City* writer who will be part of this year’s summer author series at the Leelanau Township Library. Come by and pick up a copy of Embroidering the Ground With Prayer, by Teresa J. Scollon. No, what I mean by “sending you elsewhere” is that today’s post will be full of links, and here’s the first, about Teresa’s latest recognition, an NEA grant.
Next is the Michigan Notable Books award list for 2012, which includes several authors who have visited Dog Ears Books. Which ones? Take a look and see!
Another award to a Northport author came from the Independent Publishers (IPPY) to John Mitchell, Silver Medal winner in the category “Great Lakes – Best Regional Nonfiction,” for Grand Traverse, the Civil War Era. See complete list of winners here.
You’ve all heard by now of the death of Maurice Sendak. This is my favorite tribute to him, of the many that are flying around.
Finally, here’s a video that’s worth taking the time to watch, both for the singer’s beautiful voice and for her original lyrics. Laughter guaranteed.
*This is a correction from my original statement identifying the poet's home as Suttons Bay. She teaches at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City and lives there.