2017 Upcoming Events

Aug 16, 11am, WNMU interview, with Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

Aug 16, 1pm, Munising Public Library, Munising, MI, reading and book signing with And Here contributors Eric Gadzinski, Kathleen M. Heideman, L.E. Kimball, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, and M. Bartley Seigel

Aug 16, 3pm, Falling Rock Café and Bookstore, Munising, book signing with Kathleen Heideman, L.E. Kimball, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, and M. Bartley Seigel

Aug 16, 6pm, Negaunee City Library, Negaunee, reading and Q&A with Shirley Brozzo, Kathleen Heideman, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, and M. Bartley Seigel

Aug 18, 6pm, Lake Linden Library, Lake Linden, reading with Jillena Rose, M. Bartley Seigel, and Cameron Witbeck

Aug 19, noon-4pm, Grandpa’s Barn, Copper Harbor, book signing, noon-2pm with M. Bartley Seigel and Cameron Witbeck, 1-3pm with Eric Gadzinski, 2-4pm with Jillena Rose and Sally Brunk

Aug 30, 7pm, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI, reading and book signing with Sue Harrison, Gordon Henry, M.L. Liebler, William Olsen, Phillip Sterling, and Keith Taylor

Sep 11, 7pm, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA, reading and book signing with Tom Bissell and Ron Riekki

Sep 156-7:30pm, Pages Bookshop, Detroit, with Jim Daniels, M.L. Liebler, William Olsen, and Jeff Vande Zande

Sep 22, 6pmReed Magazine 150th Anniversary Reading, San Jose City Hall Rotunda, San Jose, CA, with Ron Riekki and several more authors

Sep 242-4pm, Book Beat, Oak Park, MI, with M.L. Liebler, Phillip Sterling, and Keith Taylor

Oct 10, 6:30pm, Tahquamenon Area Library, Newberry, with Sue Harrison, L.E. Kimball, and Jillena Rose

Oct 12, 7pm, Bayliss Public Library, Sault Sainte Marie, reading and Q&A with Julie Brooks Barbour, Sue Harrison, and Jillena Rose

Nov 24-6pm, Michigan Technological University’s J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, Houghton, reading and book signing with Ellen Airgood, Kathleen Heideman, and Jillena Rose

Nov 96-8pm, Escanaba Public Library, reading and book signing with Kathleen Heideman, L.E. Kimball, April Lindala, Jillena Rose, and Eric Torgersen

Nov 186-7:30pm Pages Bookshop, Detroit, with Lac du Flambeau poet Sally Brunk, White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota poet Gordon Henry, Anishinaabe poet Margaret Noodin, and Grand River Six Nations poet April Lindala, hosted by St. Clair Shores Poet Laureate M.L. Liebler

Dec 5, 7pm, Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI, with Michael Delp, M. Bartley Seigel, Keith Taylor, and Jeff Vande Zande

Dec 127-8:30pm, Peter White Public Library, Marquette, reading, Q&A, and book signing with Sally Brunk, Gordon Henry and host Leora Lancaster

Past Events

July 6th- Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, 5:00 p.m.

July 7th- Negaunee Public Library, 1:00 p.m.

May 25- Roscommon Library, 5:30 p.m. 


April 23 – Rochester Writers Conference, panel: Characters Within Families, 3:00 p.m.

May 19 – Wayne State celebration

May 25- Roscommon Library, 5:30 p.m. 

June 11 – Falling Rock Café, Munising, 12-2p.m.

July 17th – Launch River House Inn, Williamston, MI 2-4p.m.

July 22 – Dog Ear Books, Northport, 1 p.m.

July 23  – Horizon Books, Traverse City (with Jack Driscoll) 2-4 p.m.

Oct. 11 – Peter White Library, Marquette, MI (with Jack Driscoll) 7-9 p.m.


Oct. 22 – Nicola Books, Ann Arbor, MI 3pm

Oct. 28 – WSU Press Made-in-Michigan Writers Showcase, Great Lakes                           Commonwealth of Letters, Grand Rapids, MI 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 – Negaunee Public Library, Negaunee, MI 2-4 p.
               – Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette, MI



July 15th 1:00-2:30pm Munising Public Library
810 State Highway 28 W#A Munising, MI

December 12th 1:00-2:30pm Kazoo Books
407 N. Claredon St. Kalamazoo, MI


L.E.K.’s novel-in-stories, “Seasonal Roads” will be published by Wayne State University in Spring of 2016!

        “Seasonal Roads is a novel-in-stories that examines the lives of three women, representing three generations of a family that resides in Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Each chapter reads as though it is a short story that could stand on its own (several have already been published in literary magazines and quarterlies). Lynn Fay (L. E. Kimball) employs a nonlinear approach to each chapter, allowing the narratives to roam freely in time, thus granting the reader keen insights into the past, present, and future—and in some instances into a speculative mode in which we see what might have been or might yet come into being. The language throughout is hauntingly lyrical. Some of the best passages describe aspects of Michigan’s natural domain, and the lives of these three women—the hardships as well as the pleasures they experience—are intricately bound to the Upper Peninsula. Seasonal Roads is an abundant, subtle, and sensual depiction of life in the Upper Peninsula.”

 – John Smolens



June 30th – Tahquamenon Area Public School Library, 1 – 3 p.m.
700  Newberry Avenue Newberry, MI 49868

October 1st –  Reading, Portage Lake District Library, 1 p.m.
58 Huron Street Houghton, MI 49931

September 24th –  Reading, Elk Rapids Town Hall, Elk Rapids, MI

May 29th  – Book signing, Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI
243 East Front Street Traverse City, MI

July 8th – Book signing, Horizon Bookstore, Traverse City, MI

July 24th – Book signing, Schuler Book Store, Noon – 4 p.m.
1982 W. Grand River Ave. Okemos, MI 48864

July 29th – Book Signing, Leelanau Books, 1 – 3 p.m.
109 N. Main St. P.O. Box 1108 Leland, MI 49654
231-256-7111 Fax: 231-256-2478

August 6th and 7th – Book signing, Village Market of Elk Rapids
250 Ames Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629

August 21st – Book Signing, Cottage Bookstore, 2p.m. – 4 p.m.
5989 S Lake  Glen Arbor, MI 49636
(231) 334-4223

September 4th, 5th, 6th – Book Signing, Artistic Reflections Craftshow, 10a.m. – 4 p.m. (September 6th hours are 10a.m – 3p.m.) (Romeo Peach Festival)
Croswell Elementary School
175 Croswell Street Romeo, Michigan 48065

October 23rd – Book Signing, Village Market in Rapid City, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
9556 Rapid City Rd NW Rapid City, MI

231- 331-6111

October 24th – Book Signing- Village Market of Elk Rapids, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
250 Ames Street Rapids, MI 49629