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Monte is also open to mentoring one on one an
individual or individuals to learn more about decoy making.
He doesn't do classes or demonstrations of large groups.
Contact him at the number above if interested.

 9th Annual
North of 45 Writer’s Retreat
April 26 – 29, 2018 In Curtis

The 9th Annual North of 45 Retreat for Writers will be held with
its primary sponsors, Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and
Erickson Center for the Arts, hosting.
Additional support comes from a variety
of area businesses and individuals. 

The all-inclusive retreat features workshops taught by notable authors
to challenge and encourage writers of all genres and levels of experience.
Participants have opportunities to read their work aloud and receive
feedback from their peers that is both affirming and constructive. 
North of 45 Retreat attendees enjoy stretches of time to relax,
write, or simply enjoy the company of other writers. 

Any adult who has a passion for writing, a desire to pursue the craft, or who
feels a need to get away from the distractions of everyday living to explore
and/or indulge their interest is welcome.  “The retreat is for adults who write,
or are interested in writing,” said AnnMarie Rowland, who has directed the
retreat since its inception in 2010. “Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or non-fiction...
whether you’re a well-published author or just beginning… North of 45 is for you.”

Leading workshops for the April 2018 event will be 
Melissa Shumaker and Russell Thorburn.

Shumaker is a national speaker who’s been writing professionally since 1996.
She startedwriting for radio, and her publications include New York Post,
Organic Gardening, Parenting, Pregnancy, Huffington Post and others.
She's the author of two books on renegade parenting: It's OK to Go Up the Slide 
(Tarcher/Penguin Random House) and It’s OK Not to Share (Tarcher/Penguin). 
She is also the author of Saving Arcadia, a Great Lakes conservation
adventure story, (Wayne State University Press), and has worked
for a variety of environmental nonprofits.

Heather once worked as a milkmaid, sailor, llama trekking guide, and fire crew,
as well as a garbage worker in Antarctica, at the U.S. South Pole station.
She holds a BA in sociology/anthropology from Swarthmore College
and an MS in land resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She lives in Traverse City, MI with her husband and two children.

Russell Thorburn is the first Poet Laureate of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A playwright as well as a poet, Thorburn is the recipient of a National Endowment
for the Arts Fellowship in poetry. He started writing poetry in 5th grade,
and now teaches composition and film at Northern Michigan University,
and is an independent manuscript editor and consultant whose clients
have published numerous books with national presses in the U.S. and Canada.
Thorburn’s own poetry can be found in these books: Approximate Desire,
(New Issues Poetry & Prose), Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged, (Marick Press), 
The Drunken Piano (March Street Press), The Whole Tree as Told to the
Backyard, and Misfit Hearts (Rocky Shore Books).
He lives in Marquette, Michigan, with his wife and son.

AnnMarie Rowland is a columnist, poet, songwriter, writing workshop
leader, and touring musician. In addition to the North of 45 Retreat for Writers,
she is the director of Johnathan Rand’s Author Quest; a camp for young writers,
and Word Compass Retreat for Writers. Her work appears regularly in several regional
magazines and newspapers. She lives in Coldwater, MI and Owen Sound, Ontario.

An Authors’ Read will take place at the Erickson Center on
Friday, April 27th at 7:00 pm as part of the event,
when North of 45 Retreat staff writers will read from their own work.
The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information about the North of 45 Retreat,
to register, or to become a sponsor, please contact Kelly Chamberlin.
800-292-0440 / 906.586.6000/ or


Community Bible Studies
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays • 10:00am • adoba hotel Naubinway

Ladie's Bible Study
Monday • January 8 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • January 15 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church

Monday • January 22 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • January 29 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • February 5 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • February 12 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • February 19 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • February 26 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church


First Presbyterian Church
113 W John St, Newberry
3rd Thursday of each month
5:00pm - 6:30pm (or until food is gone)
No "To Go" Meals

Engadine United Methodist Church
Last Wednesday of each month
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Corner of M-117 & McKelvey Road, Engadine
2nd Wednesday of each month
4:00pm - 6:15pm


School Year

Mon - Fri ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon & Thursday Evenings ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays ~ 9:00am - Noon

Summer Hours
Mon, Wed, & Fri ~ Noon - 4:30pm
Mon & Thurs Evenings ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat ~ 9:00am - Noon

New to the Waterfront Gallery
"Warrior Women", an exhibit by artist Linda Swan.

Linda's pencil sketch artwork portrays a
collection of women in history who stood
strong and changed the world
in their own amazing ways.
This exhibit is open to the public and
will be on display until March 2018.

Linda Swan has been a Waterfront Gallery
artist at the ECA since 2014.
Her watercolor pieces expertly capture
the power and beauty of waves in the Great Lakes.
She graduated from California State College at
Long Beach with a major in Art Ed
and resides in Howell, Michigan.

Beginning May 8th
Morning Yoga Classes
Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
with Marsha Blanchard, RYT
Mondays and Wednesdays
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Bridge Club at the Erickson Center
will be held every Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM.
Open to the public, no experience required!
Call the ECA office for more
information 906.586.9974



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