Arts & Culture

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with U.P. Poet Laureate about this week's Writer's Harvest event at the Peter White Public Library

The event is Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm in the library's Community Room. Donations for the TV6 Canathon will collected

Kurt Hauswirth spoke via phone with Pasqua Warstler, Artistic Director at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, discussing holiday classes, Business After Hours, the Northern Exposure art competition as well as other topics relating to the close of the year.

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Hans Ahlstrom speaks with April Lindala about the anthology "And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017" 

Nov 18, 6pm, Pages Bookshop, Detroit, with Sally Brunk, Margaret Noodin, and April Lindala, hosted by M.L. Liebler. This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers

future readings include:

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

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with (Mr.) Jim Edwards of the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum and Noelle Sielhoff, president of the NMU Forensic Biochemistry Club, about Spooky Science, taking place at the Children's Museum.

Spooky Science night is Friday, October 27th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and it is a free event for the whole family.


Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Dan Truckey, Director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, about this evening's round-table discussion event on campus.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with George Colburn over the phone about his new documentary, "Young Hemingway & Enduring Eden," which will have it's U.P. Premiere at the Bonifas Arts Center this October.

The U.P. Premiere of Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden’s Friday, October 20 at 7PM @ the Bonifas Arts Center

The film will be followed by Q&A and an afterglow with both filmmaker and sculptor.  

LANSING, MI--   It’s not even Halloween yet, but officials have already selected the state Christmas tree. 

A spruce from Stephenson will travel south to Lansing this month to become Michigan’s 32nd official Christmas tree.

Over 60 feet tall, the tree is being donated by William Winter and his grandson Alex Stevens. It was chosen by staff from the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Author John Smolens speaks with Public Radio 90's Hans Ahlstrom about his book "Wolf's Mouth" this year's  One Book, One Community selection. He'll be giving a public reading /discussion as well as a presentation on researching historical novels next week.

The public reading is Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm in NMU's University Center, and the presentation is Thursday, October 12th at 2pm in NMU's Olson Library.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Pasqua Warstler, Artistic Director at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba, MI, discussing upcoming events, classes, and competitions in Entertainment, Enrichment and Education.  Listen to the full interview below:

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The Beaumier Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is celebrating French Canadian Heritage Week with a walking tour in Marquette this Saturday. Center Director Dan Truckey talked with Hans Ahlstrom about the tour and the history of French Canadians in the region.

The French Canadian Walking Tour is Saturday, September 30th, at 1pm in Marquette. The tour begins at the corner of Fourth and Washington streets. For more information, call the Beaumier Heritage Center at 227-3212.