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U.P./MI BOOK TOUR 2014

U.P. Book Tour and Events

Posted by R.A. Riekki on January 30, 2009 at 4:05 AM

 2014 U.P./MI Book Tour dates--30 authors, 19 events, 17 cities [this tour's made possible thanks to the Michigan Notable Book/Library of Michigan--a huge thanks to them]

Apr 22, 2-3:30pm, Paw Paw District Library, Paw Paw, MI, w/JOY GAINES-FRIEDLER, JOSEPH GROSS, ARNIE JOHNSTON, KIM KOLBE, Ron Riekki, ALISON SWAN [books supplied by Kazoo Books]

Apr 22, 6:30-8pm, Van Buren District Library, Bangor, MI, w/JOY GAINES-FRIEDLER, CHARMI KERANEN, KATHLEEN MCGOOKEY, Ron Riekki, ALISON SWAN [books supplied by Kazoo Books]

Apr 23, 5:30-7pm, Richland Community Library, Richland, MI, w/PATRICIA CLARK, ARNIE JOHNSTON, ANDY MOZINA, Ron Riekki, PHILLIP STERLING [books supplied by Kazoo Books]

Apr 23, 7:30-9pm, Ransom District Library, Plainwell, MI, w/PATRICIA CLARK, ARNIE JOHNSTON, Ron Riekki, JOHN RYBICKI, PHILLIP STERLING [books supplied by Kazoo Books]

Apr 24, 6-7:30pm, Reese Unity District Library, Reese, MI, w/Ron Riekki, ALISON SWAN

Apr 25, noon-1:30pm, Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, Petersburg, MI, w/D.R. JAMES, JANE PIIRTO, Ron Riekki, ALISON SWAN

Apr 26, 2:30-4pm, Barnes & Noble, Lansing, w/KIM KOLBE, Ron Riekki

Apr 26, 4:30pm-8pm-ish, Michigan Notable Book Ceremony, Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI, w/the 2014 Michigan Notable Book authors

Apr 27, 2-3pm, St. Ignace Public Library, St. Ignace, MI, w/JULIE BROOKS BARBOUR, JENNIFER BURD, DARRIN DOYLE, SUE HARRISON, Ron Riekki, ERIC TORGERSEN

Apr 27, 5-6:30pm, Rudyard Public Library, Rudyard, MI, w/ALEX GUBBINS, JOHN GUBBINS, Ron Riekki, ERIC TORGERSEN

Apr 28, 11-noon, Presque Isle District Library, Rogers City, MI, w/ALEX GUBBINS, JOHN GUBBINS, JOSIE KEARNS, Ron Riekki

Apr 28, 2-3:30pm, Mackinaw Public Library, Mackinaw City, MI, w/JENNIFER BURD, DARRIN DOYLE, GORDON HENRY, JOSIE KEARNS, Ron Riekki

Apr 28, 6:30-8pm, De Tour Village Public Library, De Tour Village, MI, w/Ron Riekki

Apr 29, 1-2:30pm, Tahquamenon Library, Newberry, MI, w/GORDON HENRY, JOSIE KEARNS, Ron Riekki, ANDREA SCARPINO

Apr 29, 5:30-6:30pm, Les Cheneaux Library, Cedarville, MI, w/GORDON HENRY

Apr 29, 6:30-7:30pm, Les Cheneaux Library, Cedarville, MI, w/Ron Riekki

Apr 30, 1-2pm, Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore, Munising, MI, w/LISA FAY COUTLEY, L.E. KIMBALL, APRIL LINDALA, Ron Riekki, ANDREA SCARPINO

Apr 30, 6:30-8pm, Portage Lake District Library, Houghton, MI, w/Ron Riekki


Mar 29, 3-4:30pm, South Manatee Library, Bradenton, FL, w/JULIE SONDRA DECKER, RYAN MEANY, Ron Riekki


final TOUR DATES for U.P. Book Tour 2013 (50+ events, 40+ writers, 25+ cities)

Aug 20 (Tues)--Barnes and Noble (9605 Green Oak Village Place, Brighton 48116), 1-3pm, signing w/Barbara Krueger, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor, Gloria Whelan

Aug 20 (Tues)--Schuler Books (1982 W Grand River Ave, Okemos 48864), 6:30pm, reading/signing w/Jennifer Burd, Sue Harrison, Mary McMyne, Janice Repka, Ron Riekki

2013 (Past Events)

May 17 (Fri)—Books & Beer Backyard Bash, the Old Miami (midtown Detroit), 5:30pm, w/Chris Dombrowski, Jack Ridl, Ron Riekki, Gloria Whelan

May 18 (Sat)—Mad Libs Poetry Session, Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor), 11:30am, w/Chris Dombrowki, francine j. harris, M.L. Liebler, Jack Ridl, Keith Taylor

May 18 (Sat)—My Favorite Michigan Author, Schuler Books (Okemos), 3pm, w/Michael Delp, Janet Kauffman, Andy Mozina, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling, Gloria Whelan

May 18 (Sat)—An Evening with the Made in Michigan Writers Series, Grand Rapids Public Museum/Meijer Theater and Lobby, 6:30pm, w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Gloria Whelan

May 20 (Mon)—Peter White Public Library (Marquette), 7pm, w/Marty Achatz, L.E. Kimball, April Lindala, Beverly Matherne, Janeen Rastall, John Smolens, Cameron Witbeck

Jul 10 (Wed)--Media Meet (WNMU-TV PBS), 2pm, filming w/top five U.P. Poet Laureate finalists Elinor Benedict, Randall R. Freisinger, Eric Gadzinski, Russell Thorburn (pre-taping w/Austin Hummell)

Jul 10 (Wed)--Book World (136 W. Washington, Marquette 49855), 5-6pm, signing w/top ten U.P. Poet Laureate finalists Eric Gadzinski, Austin Hummell, Kathleen Heideman, Beverly Matherne, M. Bartley Seigel

Jul 10 (Wed)--Vista Theater (218 Iron St., Negaunee 49866), 7pm, reading/signing w/top five U.P. Poet Laureate finalists Elinor Benedict, Randall R. Freisinger, Eric Gadzinski, Austin Hummell, Russell Thorburn, top ten finalists Marty Achatz, Kathleen Heideman, Beverly Matherne, M. Bartley Seigel, and host Janeen Rastall

Jul 21 (Sun)--Book World (136 W. Washington, Marquette 49855), 2-4pm, signing w/U.P. Poet Laureate runner-up Elinor Benedict

Jul 22 (Mon)--Erickson Center (N 9246 Saw-Wa-Quate St., Curtis, MI), 7pm, w/Marty Achatz, Sue Harrison, Jen A. Howard

Jul 25 (Thurs)--Kazoo Books II (2413 Parkview, Kalamazoo 49008 ), 6:30pm, reading/signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Nancy Eimers, Kim Kolbe, Janeen Rastall, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor, Eric Torgersen 

Jul 27 (Sat)--Horizon Books (115 S. Mitchell St., Cadillac 49601), 2-4pm, signing w/Andrew Kantar, Janeen Rastall, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling, Eric Torgersen

Jul 30 (Tues)--Schuler Books (1982 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos 48864), 6:30pm, reading/signing w/Janeen Rastall, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor

Jul 31 (Wed)--Roscommon Library (241 E Federal Highway, Roscommon 48653), 3:30pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 31(Wed)—Horizon Books (243 E. Front St., Traverse City 49684), 7pm, signing w/Steve Hamilton, L.E. Kimball, Vincent Reusch, Ron Riekki

Aug 1 (Thurs)--Books-A-Million (2612 Crossings Circle, Traverse City 49864), 12pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 1 (Thurs)--Beaver Island Public Library (26400 Donegal Bay Rd., Beaver Island 49782), 7pm, reading w/M.L. Liebler, Ron Riekki, host: Patrick McGinnity

Aug 2 (Fri)--Safe Harbor Books (16E M-134, Cedarville 49762), 12pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 2 (Fri)--Anchor in Naubinway (W11623 US Highway 2 Worth Rd, Naubinway 49762), 2pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 2 (Fri)--First Edition, Too (W4487 Worth Rd, Moran 49760), 4pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 2 (Fri)--Beaver Island Public Library (26400 Donegal Bay Rd.,Beaver Island 49782), 7pm, reading w/M.L. Liebler, Beverly Matherne, Mary McMyne, Janeen Rastall, Keith Taylor, hosts: Patrick McGinnity, Ron Riekki 

Aug 3 (Sat)--Bayliss Public Library (541 Library Drive, Sault Ste Marie 49783), 11am, signing w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 3 (Sat)—Harbor Springs Public Library (206 Spring Street, Harbor Springs 49740), 11:30-1pm, reading w/M.L. Liebler, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling, Keith Taylor [this event was cancelled]

Aug 3 (Sat)--Up North Books (3362 I 75 Business Spur, Sault Ste Marie 49783), 2pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 3 (Sat)--Book World (404 Ashmun St, Sault Ste Marie 49783), 5pm, w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 4 (Sun)—Book World (404 Ashmun St., Sault Ste Marie 49783), 2-4pm, signing w/Ellen Airgood, Ron Riekki 

Aug 4 (Sun)—Lake Superior State University (Superior Room, Walker Cisler Student and Conference Center, Sault Ste Marie 49783), 6pm, reading/Q&A/signing w/Ellen Airgood, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Sue Harrison, host: Diana Pingatore w/presentation of the Writing the U.P. Award

Aug 5 (Mon)--WNBY (Newberry), 8:30am, in-studio radio interview, w/Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki

Aug 5 (Mon)—Rudyard School Public Library (11185 West Second Street, Rudyard 49780), 1-2pm, panel w/Marty Achatz, Steve Hamilton, Sue Harrison, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor

Aug 5 (Mon)—Whitefish Township Community Library (7247 North M-123, Paradise 49768 ), 3:30-4:30pm, panel w/Marty Achatz, Julie Brooks Barbour, Steve Hamilton, Keith Taylor

Aug 5 (Mon)—Tahquamenon Public Library (700 Newberry Ave., Newberry 49868 ), 6-8pm, panel w/Ellen Airgood, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki, John Smolens

Aug 6 (Mon)--Moose du Nord (23981 County Road 98, Helmer MI 49853), 10-10:30am, w/Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki

Aug 6 (Tues)--Curtis Library (N. 9220 Portage Ave., Curtis 49820), 11:30am, w/Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki

Aug 6 (Tues)—Falling Rock Café & Bookstore (104 E. Munising Ave., Munising 49862, 2-4pm, signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki (John Smolens canceled for this event)

Aug 6 (Tues)--Snowbound Books (118 N 3rd St, Marquette 49855), 5-7pm, signing w/Steve Hamilton

Aug 6 (Tues)—Butler Theatre (121 South Main St, Ishpeming 49849), 7-9pm, reading w/Amber Edmondson, Sue Harrison, Jen A. Howard, Beverly Matherne, Janeen Rastall, Saara Myrene Raappana (Robert Alexander, Sharon Dilworth, and Andrea Scarpino canceled for this event)

Aug 7 (Wed)—Negaunee Public Library (319 West Case Street, Negaunee 49866), 2-3: 30pm, reading/panel w/Sue Harrison, L.E. Kimball, April Lindala (Sharon Dilworth and Austin Hummell canceled for this event)

Aug 8 (Thurs)—Book World (136 W. Washington, Marquette 49855), 4:30-6pm, signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, April Lindala, Jane Piirto, Ron Riekki

Aug 8 (Thurs) Snowbound Books (118 N Third St., Marquette 49855), 6:30-8pm, w/Bonnie Jo Campbell (Sharon Dilworth has canceled for this event) 

Aug 9 (Fri)—North Wind Books (601 Quincy St., Hancock 49930), 2-4pm, reading/signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Randall R. Freisinger, April Lindala, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling

Aug 9 (Fri)--Book World (136 W. Washington, Marquette 49855), 3-5pm, signing w/Marty Achatz, Janeen Rastall, Jeff Vande Zande

Aug 9 (Fri)—Portage Lake District Library (58 Huron Street, Houghton 49931), 4:30pm, reading w/Randall R. Freisinger, April Lindala, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling

Aug 10 (Sat)—Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th St., Copper Harbor 49918 ), 2-4pm, signing w/Ron Riekki

Aug 10 (Sat)—Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th St., Copper Harbor 49918 ), 2:30-4:30pm, signing w/Randall R. Freisinger, Keith Taylor

Aug 10 (Sat)—Grandpa’s Barn (385 4th St., Copper Harbor 49918 ), 3-5pm, signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell

Aug 11 (Sun)—Book World (114 E Wall St., Eagle River, WI 54521), 11-1pm, signing w/Sue Harrison, Beverly Matherne

Aug 11 (Sun)—Book World (114 E Wall St., Eagle River, WI 54521), 1-3pm, signing w/Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor

Aug 12 (Mon)—Book World (58 N Brown St., Rhinelander, WI 54501), 11-12:30pm, signing w/Sue Harrison, Beverly Matherne

Aug 12 (Mon)—Book World (58 N Brown St., Rhinelander, WI 54501), 12:30-2pm, signing w/Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor

Aug 12 (Mon)—Book World (1104 S Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain 49801), 5-6pm, signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki

Aug 12 (Mon)--Dickinson County Library (401 Iron Mountain St., Iron Mountain 49801), 6:30-8pm, short readings/panel/Q&A w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Sue Harrison, Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor [books supplied by Friends of the Library]

Aug 13 (Tues)—Book World (301 N Lincoln Rd Ste 29, Escanaba 49829), 2:30-4pm, signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Ron Riekki, Catie Rosemurgy

Aug 13 (Tues)—Escanaba Public Library (400 Ludington St, Escanaba 49829), 7pm, short readings/panel/Q&A w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Ron Riekki, Catie Rosemurgy

Aug 14 (Wed)—Manistique Public Library (100 N Cedar St, Manistique 49854), 1-3pm, panel/Q&A/reading w/Elinor Benedict, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Amber Edmondson, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling

Aug 14 (Wed)—Book World (52 N State St, St. Ignace 49781), 6-7pm, signing w/Bonnie Jo Campbell, Janice Repka, Ron Riekki

 Aug 15 (Thurs)—Cheboygan Public Library (100 S. Bailey Street, Cheboygan 49721), 6:30pm, short readings/panel/Q&A w/Sue Harrison, Janice Repka, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor, host Dr. Diana Pingatore

Aug 17 (Sat)--Barnes and Noble (9605 Green Oak Village Place, Brighton 48116), 1-3pm, signing w/Amber Edmondson, Janeen Rastall, Ron Riekki

Aug 17 (Sat)--Barnes and Noble (5132 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing MI 48917), 5pm, signing w/Jennifer Burd, Janeen Rastall, Ron Riekki [Amber Edmondson and Eric Gadzinski canceled for this event]

Aug 19 (Mon)--George W. Spindler Memorial Library (186 N Main St, Woodland 48897), 6pm, reading/Q&A w/Sue Harrison, Mary McMyne, Ron Riekki


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The U.P. Book Tour 2012 events w/headliner Don Hall are below, www.upbooktour.org [below is only a partial listing of events; THIS TOUR WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE MICHIGAN HUMANITIES COUNCIL--A HUGE THANK YOU TO THEM]

Jun 22 (Fr) 2-4pm, Menominee County Library, Stephenson, reading and Q&A w/Ellen Airgood, Donald Hall, and Ander Monson; host: Ron Riekki (books supplied by Falling Rock Cafe & Bookstore)

Jun 24 (Su) 2-3pm, Snowbound Books, signing w/Ron Riekki, Andrea Scarpino, john Smolens, and Russell Thorburn

Jun 26 (Tu) 7-9pm, Lake Superior Theatre, Marquette, the Center for U.P. Studies book release event w/Grace Chaillier, Echoe Deibert, Chad Faries, April Lindala, Marty Reinhardt, Ron Riekki, Catie Rosemurgy, and actors from Lake Superior Theatre

Jun 30 (Sa) 7-9pm, Bayliss Public Library, Sault Ste. Marie, reading w/Jennifer Burd, Sue Harrison, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor, and B. David Warner; host: Julie Brooks Barbour

Jul 5 (Th) 7-9pm, Ontonagon Township Library, Ontonagon, panel w/Travis Brown, Steve Feffer, Eric Gadzinski, Cris Mazza, and Ron Riekki; host: Sally Brunk

Jul 6 (Fr), 8-10pm, Players de Noc/Escanaba Library, Escanaba, play reading w/Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki, Russell Thorburn, Cameron Witbeck, and featuring Catie Rosemurgy

THE U.P. BOOK TOUR 2011 w/headliner Steve Hamilton

Jun 23 (Th) 7-9pm, Peter White Public Library, Marquette, panel w/Nancy Dwyer, Austin Hummell, Dianne Patrick, Cathy Seblonka, Roxane Gay; host: Lisa Cerasoli Weaver; guest appearances by Catie Rosemurgy, John Smolens, Tyler Tichelaar(opening event of THE U.P. BOOK TOUR 2011)

Jun 25 (Sa) 2-4pm, Aurora Bookstore, Menominee, reading/panel/book signing w/Josie Kearns, Vincent Reusch, Ron Riekki, Catie Rosemurgy

Jun 30 (Th) 7-9pm, Peter White Public Library, Marquette, panel/book signing with independent U.P. authors w/John Carr, Jerry Harju, Jane Piirto, Tyler Tichelaar, Lisa Cerasoli Weaver; host: Gretchen Preston

Jul 1 (Fr) noon-2pm, Ishpeming Carnegie Library, Ishpeming, reading/book signing w/Dan Ames, Marty Achatz, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, Jane Piirto; host: Ron Riekki

Jul 1 (Fr) 4-6pm, Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore, Munising, innovative reading/panel/book signing w/Chad Faries, Jonathan Johnson, Ron Riekki, Russ Thorburn

Jul 2 (Sa) 1-2:30pm, Snowbound Books, Marquette, book signing w/Matthew Gavin Frank, Ron Riekki, Tyler Tichelaar

Jul 2 (Sa) 3-4:30pm, Country Village Bookstore, Ishpeming, book signing w/Marty Achatz, Dan Ames, Beverly Matherne, Jane Piirto

Jul 5 (Tu) 7-9pm, Peter White Public Library, Marquette, reading/panel/book signing w/Marty Achatz, Ryan Hopak, Caitlin Horrocks, Beverly Matherne, Adam Schuitema; host: Ron Riekki

Jul 7 (Th) 5-6pm, Country Village Bookstore, Ishpeming, book signing w/Caitlin Horrocks, Ron Riekki, Adam Schuitema

Jul 7 (Th) 7-9pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, panel/book signing w/Ryan Hopak, Caitlin Horrocks, Ron Riekki, Adam Schuitema, Steven Wiig; host: Al Keefer

Jul 9 (Sa) 2-3:30pm, Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, book signing w/Jeffrey Bean, Ron Riekki, Jeff Vande Zande

Jul 9 (Sa) 3:30-5pm, Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, book signing w/Adam Schuitema

Jul 10 (Su) 2-3:30pm, Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, book signing w/Matthew Gavin Frank, Cailtin Horrocks, Lew Klatt

Jul 10 (Su) 3:30-5pm, Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, book signing w/David James, Arra Lynn Ross

Jul 12 (Tu) 11-1pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, workshop w/Patrick McGinnity

Jul 12 (Tu) 1-3pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, workshop w/Jennifer Burd and Saleem Peeradina

Jul 12 (Tu) 3-4:30pm, venue TBA, Negaunee, get-together (authors only)

Jul 12 (Tu) 5-7pm, Negaunee Public Library, Negaunee, reading/book signing w/Phillip Sterling, Jennifer Burd, Darrin Doyle, Patrick McGinnity, Saleem Peeradina, Eric Torgersen: host: Linda Nemec Foster

Jul 12 (Tu) 7:30-9:30pm, Lake Superior Theater, Marquette, comedy performance/panel w/Ron Riekki, Mike Wiley, Aaron Foster

Jul 13 (We) 11-noon, Aurora Bookstore, Menominee, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 13 (We) 1-3pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, workshop w/Ron Riekki

Jul 13 (We) 4-6pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, workshop w/Darrin Doyle

Jul 13 (We) 6:30-8:30pm, Calumet Library, Calumet, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 13 (We) 7-9pm, Peter White Public Library, Marquette, panel/book signing with lower Michigan authors w/Jennifer Burd, Darrin Doyle, Matthew Gavin Frank, Saleem Peeradina; host: Tyler Tichelaar

Jul 14 (Th) 11am-1pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, workshop w/Phillip Sterling

Jul 14 (Th) noon-2pm, Grandpa's Barn, Copper Harbor, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 14 (Th) 1-3pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, workshop w/Linda Nemec Foster

Jul 14 (Th) 2-4pm, Gwinn Clubhouse (165 N. Maple St.), Gwinn, panel/book signing w/Jerry Harju, Patrick McGinnity, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling, Tyler Tichelaar; host: Russell Magnaghi (sponsored by Forsyth Township Public Library)

Jul 14 (Th) 5-7pm, Snowbound Books, Marquette, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 14 (Th) 6-7:30pm, Tino's Bar & Pizza, Negaunee, author get-together for food before the 7:30pm Vista Theater event (all authors and the public invited)

Jul 14 (Th) 7:30-9:30pm, Vista Theater, Negaunee, panel/book signing w/Tom Bissell, Steve Hamilton, Catie Rosemurgy, John Smolens; host: Ron Riekki (books supplied by Snowbound Books)

Jul 15 (Fr) 1-2pm, Booktique, Manistique, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 15 (Fr) 2-4pm, St. Ignace Public Library, St. Ignace, innovative reading/book signing w/Jaswinder Bolina, Nancy Eimers, Jonathan Johnson, William Olsen; host: Ron Riekki

Jul 15 (Fr) 3-4pm, Anchor in Naubinway, Naubinway, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 15 (Fr) 7-9pm, Bayliss Public Library, Sault Ste Marie, panel/book signing w/Nancy Eimers, Jonathan Johnson, William Olsen, Ron Riekki, Keith Taylor, hosted by Steve Hamilton (books supplied by Safe Harbor Books)

Jul 16 (Sa) 1-2:30pm, Snowbound Books, Marquette, book signing w/Lauri Anderson, Zilka Joseph, Lisa Cerasoli Weaver

Jul 16 (Sa) 1-3pm, Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, book signing, w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 16 (Sa) 3-4pm, Country Village Bookstore, Ishpeming, book signing w/Linda Nemec Foster, Zilka Joseph, Phillip Sterling, Lisa Cerasoli Weaver concurrently w/(see next post below)

Jul 16 (Sa) 3-5pm, Country Village Bookstore, Ishpeming, book signing w/Matthew Gavin Frank, Gretchen Preston, Keith Taylor concurrently w/(see previous post above)

Jul 16 (Sa) 5-6:30pm, Richmond Township Library, Palmer, panel/book signing, w/Linda Nemec Foster, Zilka Joseph, Ron Riekki, Phillip Sterling

Jul 16 (Sa) 8-10pm, Escanaba Public Library, Escanaba, panel/book signing w/Deb Baker, Tom Bissell, Caroline Maun, Catie Rosemurgy, Keith Taylor; host: Nanci Love (books supplied by Aurora Bookstore)

Jul 17 (Su) noon-12:30pm, Anchor in Naubinway, Naubinway, reading w/Jaswinder Bolina, Ron Riekki, followed by 12:30-1pm, book signing w/Jaswinder Bolina, Ron Riekki

Jul 17 (Su) 3-5pm, Whitefish Township Community Library, Paradise, panel/book signing w/Jaswinder Bolina, Ron Riekki; host: Steve Hamilton (books supplied by Safe Harbor Books)

Jul 17 (Su) 7-9pm, Brimley Area Schools, Brimley, panel w/Jaswinder Bolina, Steve Hamilton, Ron Riekki

Jul 18 (Mo) noon-1pm, Safe Harbor Books, Cedarville, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 18 (Mo) 2-4pm, Up North Books, Sault Ste Marie, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 18 (Mo) 5-7pm, Book World, Sault Ste Marie, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 21 (Th) afternoon, Museum Week, Beaver Island, book signing w/Steve Hamilton

Jul 22 (Fr) 1:30pm, Lighthouse Christian Bookstore, Marquette, reading w/Cynthia Beach, Beverly Matherne, and members of The Guild

Jul 22 (Fr) 7-9pm, Butler Theater, Ishpeming, reading w/Lisa Fay Coutley, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki

Jul 23 (Sa) noon-1:30pm, Portage Lake District Library, Houghton, panel/book signing w/Marty Achatz, Lauri Anderson, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki; host: Jack Jobst

Jul 23 (Sa) 2-4pm, North Wind Books, Hancock, reading/book signing w/Marty Achatz, Lauri Anderson, Lisa Coutley, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki

Jul 23 (Sa) 6-8pm, L'Anse United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, L'Anse, panel w/Marty Achatz, Lisa Coutley, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, Ron Riekki

Nov, Savannah State University, with Alexis Orgera

RADIO INTERVIEWS/APPEARANCES/EVENTS FOR "U.P." BOOK TOUR 2010 w/headliner Steven Wiig: (partial list)

Jan. 14 (Thurs.) on Writers in the Sky with Amanda McCurley at 10am PST (recording)

Jan. 22 Writers in the Sky interview, http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2010/01/interview-with-up-author-r-riekki.html

Feb. interviewed in Emprise Review, http://emprisereview.com/?page_id=178

Mar to Jun--tour haitus after 1 1/2 years and 67+ weeks on Ghost Road's top ten list

Jul 19 (Mon)--reading at the National University of Singapore, Singapore

July--review in the Marquette Monthly at http://www.mmnow.com/mm_archive_folder/10/1002/arts.html#upnov

Aug--poetry judge for the Royal Palm Literary Awards, Florida Writers Association

Aug 2 (Mon)--tour resumes with Scribblers & Scribes at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL, 7-9 p.m.

Aug. 2 (Mon)--interview with WFHT's talkwithattitude.com 1390AM for Community Connections with Liz and Lin, Beef O'Brady's, 2940 US 27 North, Sebring,FL, 9:30pm

Aug 4 (Wed)--Orlando Florida Writers Group, 841 Park Ave. N., University Club of Winter Park, Winter Park, FL, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Aug 7 (Sat)--interview airs for WFHT on talkwithattitude.com at 2 p.m., Sebring, FL

Aug 12 (Thurs)--St. Petersburg Writers, 37th St. N. & 9th Ave., St. Petersburg Main Library, St. Petersburg, FL, 5:30-8 p.m.

Aug 19 (Thurs)--Oxford Writers, Oxford Community Building/Center, 4027 Main St., Oxford, FL, 6-8 p.m.

Aug 24 (Tues) WGLQ interview with TJ and the Wake-up Crew, Escanaba, MI, 9:45am EST

Aug 24 (Tues) Out There podcast interview with TJ of WGLQ

Aug 28 (Sat)--Palm Coast FWA, Palm Coast, FL, 10am

Aug 29 (Sun)--WKUF interview with Steven Wiig, Flint, MI, 3pm EST

Aug 30 (Mon)--WIKB interview on The Mo Show with Mo Michael, Iron River, MI, 8:30am CST

Sep 2 (Thurs)--opening night of Riekki's play All Saints' Day at Ruckus Theatre in Chicago

Sep 3 (Fri)--Spencer's in the Square, 915 College St., Bowling Green, KY, reading with Tom C. Hunley, time TBA

Sep 5 (Sun)--San Francisco Chronicle article on U.P.

Sep 7 (Tues)--WNMU NPR interview with Stan Wright, noon

Sep 7 (Tues)--Niagara Public Library, Niagara, WI, 7pm

Sep 9 (Thurs)--CMU TV interview (tentative), 8:50am

Sep 9 (Thurs)--Central Michigan University, Kiva Room, Moore Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 4pm EST

Sep 10 (Fri)--Manistee Library with Dan Wrzesinski, 11am EST

Sep 10 (Fri)--The Bookstore in Manistee, MI, 3pm with Dan Wrzesinski (who is turning all of the poems to music from my Gypsy Daughter Press chapbook Leave Me Alone I'm Bleeding)

Sep 11 (Sat)--Snowbound Books, 118 North Third Street, Marquette, MI, 1-3pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 11 (Sat)--Aurora Books, Menominee, MI, 6:30pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 12 (Sun)--location scouting for film version of U.P.

Sep 12 (Sun)--Vista Theater, Negaunee, MI, 7pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 13 (Mon)--WGLQ interview with TJ, Escanaba, MI, with Steven Wiig, 9am EST time frame

Sep 13 (Mon)--WIKB interview with Mo, Iron River, MI, 8:30am CST

Sep 13 (Mon)--Rock 101 interview, Sault Ste. Marie, 10:30am

Sep 13 (Mon)--West Iron District Library, Iron River, MI, 1:30pm CST, with Steven Wiig

Sep 13 (Mon)--Bay de Noc Community College, Besse Center Theater, Escanaba, MI, 7pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 14 (Tues)--North Wind Books, Finlandia University, Hancock, MI, 4-5pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 14 (Tues)--Portage Lake District Library, 58 Huron Street, Houghton, MI, 6:30pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 15 (Wed)--Negaunee High School, Negaunee, MI, 11:30am, with Steven Wiig

Sep 15 (Wed)--Country Village Bookshop, Ishpeming, MI, 1-3pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 15 (Wed)--Richmond Township Public Library auditorium, Palmer, MI, 5pm, with Steve Wiig

Sep 15 (Wed)--Peter White Public Library, Community Room, Marquette, MI, 7pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 16 (Thurs)--Safe Harbor Books, Cedarville, MI, 2pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 16 (Thurs)--Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore, Munising, MI, at 7pm, with Steven Wiig

Sep 19 (Sun)--at All Saints' Day at Ruckus Theater in Chicago

Sep 26 (Sun)--closing night of All Saints' Day at Ruckus Theatre in Chicago

Sep--several Sep interviews aren't listed as too many happened in such a short span of time--WLUC TV, ABC 10, Mining Journal, and a long list of others. Thank you for the interviews.

That's the end of the book tour (Sep '08 - Sep '10, two years). Thank you so much for supporting the novel. The 2011 edition of U.P. is out with a new book cover at http://yoopershirts.bigcartel.com/product/u-p-novel-by-r-a-riekki-paperback-includes-shipping. Again, thank you so much for the support and look for my poetry chapbook Leave Me Alone I'm Bleeding at http://www.gypsydaughter.com/.

2009
Jan. 26 (Mon.) on KMSU in Mankato, MN, with host Rachael Hanel on The Weekly Reader

Jan. 28 (Wed.) on KXUA (cancelled due to weather in AR)
Feb. 5 (Thurs.) on KMSU in Mankato, MN, with host Rachael Hanel on The Weekly Reader (10:30 a.m.)

Feb. 6 (Fri.), Troy University with Chantel Acevedo and Peter Campion, hosted by Kirk Curnutt

Feb. 8 (Sun.), on Metal Express Radio in Oslo, Norway, with Lior "Steinmetal" Stein

Feb. 13 (Fri.) reading at York College in York, PA

Feb. 19 (Thurs.) on KUPS in Tacoma, WA, with Daniel Long

Feb. 20 (Fri.) on KUPS in Tacoma, WA, with Caitlin Boersma on The Guest Hour

Feb. 21 (Sat.) on KUPS in Tacoma, WA, with Daniel Long at 1 a.m. EST (don't believe this aired)

Feb. 21 (Sat.) on KUPS in Tacoma, WA, with Caitlin Boersma on The Guest Hour (4 p.m.)

Feb. 22 (Sun.) on KZSC in Santa Cruz, CA, with D. Frost

Feb. 25 (Wed.) on WCRD in Muncie, IN, with Jake Lentz

Feb. 26 (Thurs.) on WAIH in Potsdam, NY, with DJ Mox and Adam Wells (my first one-and-a-half hour long live interview!)

--and on this date, U.P. enters the Ghost Road Press bestseller list as the #1 fiction seller for Ghost Road, thanks to the support I've been getting from college radio and the metal community

Mar. 3 (Tues.) on WHRW in Binghamton, NY, with Mad Man Mark at 3 a.m. EST

Mar. 3 (Tues.) interviewed by the Brandeis Justice by Daniel Baron

Mar. 5 (Thurs.) on WJMF in Smithfield, RI, with DJ JC and Tom Morow at 10:30 a.m. EST

Mar. 6 (Fri.), 4 p.m. WEGL interview and 5 p.m. panel to discuss solving the issues of racism in the Auburn community, Multicultural Center, Auburn, AL

Mar. 7 (Sat.) essay reading in Auburn, AL, as part of A.U. Race, Rhetoric, Identity panel

Mar 7 (Sat.) on KLBC in Long Beach, CA, with Niya at 2 p.m. PST

Mar. 10 (Tues.) on WKUF in Flint, MI, with host Tom Sumner at 8 a.m. EST

Mar. 11 (Wed.) Judged the A.U. Academy of American Poets University Poetry Prize

Mar. 11 (Wed.) organized WEGL reading of Chantel Acevedo and Peter Campion's works in Auburn, AL

Mar. 11 (Wed.) on WRMC in Middlebury, VT, with David Small at 7:30 p.m. EST

Mar. 12 (Thurs.) reading of U.P. sections by actor Chris Qualls on WEGL in Auburn, AL, at 5 p.m. EST

Mar. 13 (Fri.) Writing Today Conference Authors' and Patrons' Party (cancelled)

Mar. 14 (Sat.) Writing Today Conference in Birmingham, AL, presentation on "The Creative Writing Career: from the Initiation of the Idea to the Multi-Book Deal" (cancelled)

Mar. 14 (Sat.) on WJMF in Smithfield, RI, with Phil Bock at 10:30 p.m. EST (rescheduled)

Mar. 20 (Fri.) Virginia Festival of the Book Fiction Reading with Tara Yellen, John Bullock, and Karen S. McElmurray in Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 21 (Sat.) Virginia Festival of the Book Author Reception in Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 26 (Thurs.) on WVBU's The Hammer in Lewisburg, PA, at 5:30 p.m. EST

Mar. 26--U.P. has been Ghost Road Press's bestseller in fiction for one month now

Apr. 410 Media in IL gives a very kind review of U.P.

Apr. 3 (Fri.) host Peter Campion reading at Gnu's Room Bookstore in Auburn, AL

Apr. 11 (Sat.), host reading Beth White, Peter Donahue, and Laura Hayden at Gnu's Room Bookstore in Auburn, AL

Apr. 16 (Thurs.) judged the New Jersey Poetry Prize for the National Federation of State Poetry Society

Apr. 17 (Fri.) guest blogger for the web site Yooper Steez

Apr. 17 (Fri.) Alabama Book Festival Author Reception in Montgomery, AL

Apr. 18 (Sat.) Alabama Book Festival guest author reading with Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder/Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Apr. 20 (Mon.) posting by Sally on www.westmichiganmusic.com on metal/hip-hop

Apr. 24 (Fri.) on KJHK in Lawrence, KS, with host Peter Adany on Bounce

Apr. 25 (Sat.) reading at Opelika Library with Peter Campion (cancelled)

Apr. 25 (Sat.) guest workshop at the Gnu's Room Bookstore

Apr. 25 (Sat.) posting by Ian on Disabled World: A Disability & Seniors Information Community on having a main character in U.P. with cerebral palsy

Apr. 26--U.P. has been Ghost Road Press's bestseller in fiction for 2 months now

Apr. 27 (Mon.) on WGTB in Washington D.C. with host Jim McGrory

May--reviewed in Meridian by Kevin Allardice

May 1 (Fri.) on ACRN's Oh Snat! It's an Interview Show! in Athens, OH, with DJ Sills at 6 p.m. EST

May 26 (Tues.)--U.P. has been Ghost Road Press's bestseller in fiction for 3 months

May 29 (Fri.) reviewed by Edward Reynolds in Alabama Writers' Forum

May 30 (Sat.) walked the red carpet for The 2009 Hero Awards at Universal Studios

May 31 (Sun.) wrote two guest articles for Campaign for the American Reader

Jun 5 (Fri.) in Marshal Zeringue's Writers Read

Jun 11 (Thurs.) on WKUF's Off the Kuf with Tom Sumner in Flint, MI, at 7am EST

Jun 18 (Thurs.) in Marshal Zeringue's My Book, The Movie

Jun 26 (Fri.) --U.P. has been Ghost Road Press's bestseller in fiction for 4 months

July 13 (Mon.) Burbank KYHY radio interview with Jus Rhyme and Famillia from AT&T Building in L.A.

July 14 (Tues.) KYHY radio interview airs at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

July 16 (Thurs.) wrote article for Author Magazine, to be published in Oct/Nov

July 17 (Fri.) interviewed for writer Eileen Cook's web page

July 17 (Fri.) wrote article for the Experimental Fiction/Poetry/Jazz web page--http://experimentalfictionpoetry.blogspot.com/

July 23 (Thurs.) at Atwater Public Library in Los Angeles, CA, with Jeb Middlebrook (Jus Rhyme) from VH1's The (White) Rapper Show and Famillia (https://rcpt.yousendit.com/717851218/def54ee842242e76d1708da1326993f9)

July 24 (Fri.) on Eileen Cook's web page (www.eileencook.com/#)

July 26 (Sun.)--U.P. has been Ghost Road Press's bestseller in fiction for 5 months

July 28 (Tues.) on KZSC in Santa Cruz, CA, with Stephanie Vassehuil

Aug. 1 (Sat.) anthology Sacred and Immoral featured on chuckpalahniuk.net

Aug. 1 (Sat.) interviewed for Just Your Typical Book Blog at http://justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/interview-with-ra-riekki.html

Aug. 6 (Thurs.) interviewed for Just Your Typical Book Blog's "Rock This! Thursday"

Aug. 8 (Sat.) at Russo's Books in Bakersfield, CA, at 1 p.m., with rapper Matre

Aug. 11 (Tues.) interviewed for The Book Girl Reviews at http://thebookgirlreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/interview-with-ra-riekki.html

Aug. 13 (Thurs.) featured on Perpetual Folly at http://perpetualfolly.blogspot.com/2009/08/up-by-ra-riekki.html.

Aug. 14 (Fri.) guest blog for Perpetual Folly at http://perpetualfolly.blogspot.com/2009/08/guest-blogger-ron-riekki.html

Aug. 23 (Sun.) interviewed with John Bullock on Experimental Fiction blog at http://experimentalfictionpoetry.blogspot.com/2009/08/simultaneous-interview-ii.html

Aug. 24 (Mon.) included on http://kzscsatanspalace.blogspot.com/.

Aug. 25 (Tues.) on KZSC in Santa Cruz, CA, with host Stephanie Vossekuil

Aug. 29 (Sat.) interviewed with Insert Book Title Here at http://insertbooktitle.blogspot.com/2009/08/author-interview-ra-riekki.html

Sep. 15 (Tues.) two teasers up on Canadian blog Handle Like Hendrix at http://callier.blogspot.com/

Sep 17 (Thurs.) 30 weeks of U.P. as #1 novel for Ghost Road Press

Sep 26 (Sat.) guest blog on Trisha's Book Blog, http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/

Sep 28 (Mon.) finalized book contracts for novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Boogey Man to be released on Ghost Road Press in sping 2010 and novel Hunger and the Ass in fall 2010

Oct 6 (Tues.) interviewed with La Femme Readers in New York

Oct 8 (Thurs.) interviews with Sarah Peppel for Genesis Moments and Story of My Life

Oct 8 (Thurs.) on The Midnight Bookworm in CA with hosts Vin Smith and Bruce Merrin at 8 p.m. PST

Oct 9 (Fri.) interviewed with The Rashomon Effect in Amsterdam

Oct. 19 (Mon.) interviewed by Ella Press in Argentina for The Clock Monkey at http://theclockmonkey2.blogspot.com/

Oct 20 (Tues.) WDBM interview in Lansing, MI, with Emily Fox at 7:40 p.m. PST

Oct 21 (Wed.) WCBN interview for Michigan Writers on the Air in Ann Arbor, MI, with T. Hetzel at 4:30 p.m. EST

Oct. 21 (Wed.) interview on Coffee, Books, and Laundry in Texas at http://melissa-coffeebooksandlaundry.blogspot.com/2009/10/author-interview-ron-riekki-up.html

Oct. 22 (Thurs.) 35th week of U.P. as #1 for fiction for Ghost Road Press

Oct. 24 (Sat.) interviewed for Literary Escapism

Oct. 28 (Wed.) interviewed by Handle Like Hendrix in Canada

Oct. 29 (Thurs.) review of U.P. on Handle Like Hendrix in Canada

Oct. review of U.P. by Melinda Moustakis in Third Coast

Nov. 4 (Wed.) interviewed on Stevie Mack's Night Radio at 6 p.m. live in California

Nov. 5 (Thurs.) interview with Julia Buckley for Mysterious Musings in IL at http://juliabuckley.blogspot.com/2009/11/writer-ron-riekkis-dream-interview.html

Nov. 5 (Thurs.) interviewed on KSLU's loud rock show in Missouri at 8:30 p.m. CST

Nov. 6 (Fri.) review of U.P. in An Upper Peninsula Journal at http://u-p-journal.blogspot.com/2009/11/tell-me-whats-it-like-growing-up-in-up.html

Nov. 18 (Wed.) guest article in Author Magazine at http://www.authormagazine.org/articles/riekki_2009_11_14.htm

Nov. 22 (Sun.) interview with Mike Holmes' internet podcast

Nov. 22 (Sun.) interview with Yvonne Osborne of The Organic Writer at http://yvonneosborneblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2009/11/interview

Nov. 23 (Mon.) interview with Cliff Garstang in Staunton, VA, for Perpetual Folly at http://perpetualfolly.blogspot.com/2009/11/guest-blogger-ra-riekki.html

Nove 24 (Tues.) interview posted for Literary Escapism

Dec. 28 (Mon.) on blog Presenting Lenore's "My Best Books of 2009" comment section, U.P. is listed as best book of 2009


2008
Sep. 10 (Wed.) on WMUC in College Park, MD, with host Christian Baer
Sep. 14 (Sun.) on WRAS in Atlanta, GA, with host Amanda Murray
Sep. 16 (Tue.) on WEGL in Auburn, AL, with host Russell Knight
Sep. 22 (Mon.) on KLBC in Long Beach, CA, with hosts J.R. Reed and Niya
Oct. 8 (Wed.) appearance on Pushing Daisies on ABC
Oct. 14 (Tue.) on WIMK/WUPK in Iron Mountain, MI, with host Steve Ponchaud
Oct. 16 (Thurs.) hosted reading with Rafael Alvarez, writer for HBO's The Wire, at Gnu's Room Bookstore in Auburn, AL
Oct. 21 (Tues.) appearance on Eli Stone on ABC
Oct. 27 (Mon.) on WAIH in Potsdam, NY, with host Adam Wells
Nov. 14 (Fri.) on KLBC in Long Beach, CA, with hosts Niya and J.R. Reed
Nov. 15 (Sat.) on WEGL in Auburn, AL, with host Tasnia Matin and Kurt Curnutt, Shanti Weiland, Jordan Sanderson, and Casey Spell
Nov. 15 (Sat.) reading with Kurt Curnutt, Shanti Weiland, and Casey Spell at Gnu's Room Bookstore in Auburn, AL
Nov. 26 (Wed.) on KFJC in Los Altos Hills, CA, with host Ann Arbor
Dec. 1 (Mon.) on WRAS in Atlanta, GA, with host Amanda Murray
Dec. 2 (Tues.) with Peter Campion for Central Alabama Writers' Group in Prattville, AL
Dec. 11 (Thurs.) on WKUF in Flint, MI, with host Tom Sumner
Dec. 17 (Wed.) on WFNP in New Platz, NY, with host DJ Scully
Dec. 18 (Thurs.) on WFNP in New Platz, NY, with host DJ Scully

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