Northern Border Release Party

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A public celebration for the release of Northern Border: History and Lore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Beyond is planned for Wednesday, June 4. Longtime Northern Michigan University professor and historian Russell Magnaghi will be honored with the release of volume, to mark his 45 years as an NMU faculty member. The event includes a 5:30 p.m. reception in the atrium area of C.B. Hedgecock, followed by a 6:30 p.m. reading by four of the featured writers in the Reynolds Recital Hall.

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Voice on the Water

MagnaghiVoice on the Water is an anthology of the contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan. Told through fiction, poetry, prose, art and craft, Voice on the Water features the works of 88 authors and artists. Pieces address themes of the land, the lakes, family, the search for center, ideas of time and the past, communalism and our Native communities on and off reservation homelands, along with storytelling, Indian education, the Michigan urban Indian experience, ceremony and ritual, persistence of traditional arts and lifeways, and new cultural ways of being. Learn more about Voice on the Water here

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