The National Book Foundation's Top 5 Under 35

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

This week, the National Book Foundation, which also presents the National Book Award, announced the authors who have been named Top 5 Under 35 honorees.  The program recognizes debut writers of fiction under 35 years old whose work "promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape."  Did your favorite new authors make the cut?

Meet the Honorees


 

 

James Dake, Author of Field Guide to Northwest Michigan

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, we're hosting an event with James Dake, author of Field Guide to Northwest Michigan, which was one of our top books of 2016! 

James is the education director for the Grass River Natural Area,  a 1,452 acre preserve in Bellaire, and created the Field Guide to Northwest Michigan to feature the unique plants, animals, geology, and history of the Grand Traverse area.  It's the perfect companion for a trip through the beautiful natural areas here in Northwest Michigan, whether you're hiking, biking, or just enjoying the view in your own backyard.

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Banned Books Week

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Read rebelliously this banned books week!

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates our freedom to read. Next week, from September 24-30th, join your community of booksellers, librarians, teachers, and students in seeking the information and stories that we've been told are too unconventional to read.

Want to know what books you "shouldn't" be reading?  Check out our list!

BANNED!


 

Dunes Review Interview Series: Christos Kalli

Thursday, September 21, 2017

For more than 20 years, Dunes Review has showcased the best poetry, fiction & essays from writers here in Northern Michigan and across the country.  As we prepare to help launch the upcoming issue, we went behind the scenes to talk with some of the people who bring the journal to life, including contributor Christos Kalli.

His poem "Matriphagy" appears in the 2017 summer/autumn edition of Dunes Review.

"I started writing poetry in the army, when I was 18. There wasn’t anything particularly inspiring in the army, and, in fact, the majority of the time we were doing absolutely nothing. And for me, for that reason, poetry has this amazing generative and regenerative power ..."

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Enamel Book Pins

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Enamel book pins are here!  Featuring original art by Jane Mount, these dainty enamel pins are the perfect bookish accessory.  Now you can wear your favorite books on your sleeve (literally!), with options ranging from kids' classics like The Velveteen Rabbit to standbys like The Great Gatsby.  There's even an enamel version of The Elements of Style, for all the true word nerds out there.

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Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

"So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone."
 Roald Dahl, Matilda

Born on this day in 1916, Roald Dahl has been called "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century.

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Dunes Review Interview Series: Kathleen Balma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

For more than 20 years, Dunes Review has showcased the best poetry, fiction & essays from writers here in Northern Michigan and across the country.  As we prepare to help launch the upcoming issue, we went behind the scenes to talk with some of the people who bring the journal to life, including contributor Kathleen Balma.

Her poem "Genetically Modified Crop Conspiracies" appears in the 2017 summer/autumn edition of Dunes Review.

"I've lived for books for as long as I can remember, so writing seemed like the ultimate pursuit to me, always. I also had more than a few good teachers who nurtured this dream of being a writer, including one or two who ..."

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