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Virtual Event - February 8th - In Conversation with Michigan Author Jerry Dennis w/Michelle Tuplin F

Jerry Dennis is a native of northern Michigan and has earned his living as an independent writer since 1986. His essays, poems, and short fiction have appeared in more than 100 publications, including The New York Times, Smithsonian, Audubon, American Way, Gray’s Sporting Journal, PANK, and Michigan Quarterly Review. His books, many of them illustrated by artist Glenn Wolff, are widely acclaimed, have won numerous awards, and have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Czech, and Korean.

Jerry has been awarded many honors, including the Michigan Author of the Year Award, the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Louisville’s School of Arts and Sciences, the Great Lakes Culture Award from Michigan State University, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He is a frequent guest speaker at universities and conferences and is on the permanent faculty of the University of Michigan’s Bear River Writers Conference, where he teaches creative non-fiction and the sense of place. He and his wife, Gail, live near the shore of Lake Michigan not far from Traverse City, Michigan.

Recently Jerry teamed with artist Glenn Wolff and creative director Gail Dennis to form Big Maple Press, publishing art and letterpress works and special editions of their books.

Michelle Tuplin is the owner of Serendipity Books in Chelsea, Michigan. She also has a M.A. in Creative Writing from Open University, England. She has been published in The Avalon Literary Review and The MacGuffin and does manuscript critiquing with her loves being creative non-fiction and short stories.

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