Saturday, October 24th, 3:00pm -- Emily Van Kley and Jonathan Johnson

Orca is pleased to welcome poets Emily Van Kley and Jonathan Johnson to the store on this October afternoon. Both authors will be reading from recent work, including contributions to two recent anthologies of writing about Michigan's majestic Upper Peninsula.

Emily Van Kley's poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has won the Iowa Review Award and the Florida Review Editor's Award, and was included in Best New Poets 2013. She holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University and lives with her partner in Olympia Washington.

Johnathan Johnson's first collection, Mastodon, 80% Complete, was published in 2001 by Carnegie Mellon. His poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry and numerous other anthologies, as well as recent issues of Southern Review, Ploughshares, North American Review, and The Prairie Schooner. Johnson is also the author of a memoir, Hannah and the Mountain: Notes Toward a Wilderness Fatherhood, which was published in 2005 by the University of Nebraska Press in their American Lives Series. He is a professor at the Inland Northwest Center for Writers, the MFA program at Eastern Washington University. Johnson spends as much time as he can in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and at the secluded, log cabin he and his wife built on the Johnson Family Farm in northern Idaho.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 3:00pm
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509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
Here: Women Writing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula Cover Image
By Ronald Riekki (Editor), Alison Swan (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781611861631
Published: Michigan State University Press - May 1st, 2015

The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (Made in Michigan Writers) Cover Image
By Amber Edmondson (Contribution by), Andrea Scarpino (Contribution by), April Lindala (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780814338650
Published: Wayne State University Press - May 1st, 2013

Hannah and the Mountain: Notes toward a Wilderness Fatherhood (American Lives ) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803226012
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 1st, 2005

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