UP Authors Day Book Fair brings together writers from all over the Upper Peninsula


MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Residents and visitors to Marquette had a chance to stock up on winter readings on Saturday afternoon.

Over 20 UP writers came together to sell and sign their books at the Authors’ Day Book Fair. All kinds of genres were available, from memoirs to children’s picture books to detective novels.

UP Publishers and Authors (UPPAA) organized the book fair to educate local writers.

One author, Richard Hill, says he enjoys the solidarity of writing about the UP. He sold his memoirs and short stories at the event.

“We have the opportunity to mingle with a lot of locals, and people are coming to town for the colors right now,” says Hill. “I can talk to new readers and old readers; I like the one-on-one.

Elizabeth Fust, a graduate of Northern Michigan University, enjoys writing picture books for children. It was her first time attending an Authors’ Day book fair.

“It just helps us come together,” says Fust. “We’re going to buy each other’s books, without a doubt. But we’ll also hand them over to anyone wandering from the farmers market. “

If you were unable to attend the UP Authors Day event, there are other ways to contact the authors and purchase their books on the UPPAA website.

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