An evening with Kekla Magoon
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites patrons to an evening with Kekla Magoon, co-author of “X: A Novel” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s Shiras Room.
Kekla Magoon holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont, College of Fine Arts, where she now serves on the faculty. She is the author of nine novels and has received numerous awards including the NAACP Image Award, the John Steptoe New Talent Award, and two Coretta Scott King Honors. In addition to fiction for children and teens, she writes non-fiction on historical topics.
Magoon’s teen book “X: A Novel” which she co-authored with Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, has been chosen as the current selection for the Great Michigan Read. “X: A Novel” covers the early life of Malcolm X from his growing up in Michigan to his moving to New York where he becomes a small-time gangster.
Katie Wittenauer, program officer of the Michigan Humanities Council along with a board member of the council will introduce the events. The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities council with support from Meijer and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4309.
British Isles dinner event planned
MARQUETTE — A six-course British Isles dinner paired with wines will be presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.P. Chapter of the American Culinary Federation on Tuesday at Northern Michigan University.
A cocktail reception with a cash bar begins at 6 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Room. Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.
The 2018 U.P. Folklife Award will be presented at the dinner following the entree course. The awards are presented to a person or organization that has made a difference in the creation and preservation of folk arts in the U.P.
Chefs from the U.P Chapter of the ACF have designed each course. Appetizers include fish and chips and an arugula salad with apple and cider vinaigrette. The soup course features a traditional Welsh potato and leek soup with Stilton and smoked duck breast, served with crumpet and butter. Chicken Tikka Masala will be served before the dinner course of Irish stew with stout braised lamb shoulder, sweet winter carrots and baby kale served with cheddar soda bread. The dinner will end with desserts: peach compote and brandy chocolate truffle; Scottish shortbread with Glenlivet macerated berries; and sticky toffee pudding petit gateau.
Admission is $85 per person. To register for the event, visit https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=2239234. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarship funds for hospitality students at NMU and the Beaumier Center’s programming fund.
Business After Hours Wednesday
ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce announces its next Business After Hours event, hosted by GINCC.
The Business After Hours will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Brogie’s Tavern in Ishpeming. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Special prizes will be awarded at 6:15 p.m.
To learn more, email Kelsey at email@example.com, call GINCC at 906-486-1111 or check out the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GINCC.
MSHS Class of 1998 to hold reunion
MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School’s Class of 1998 will hold its 20-year reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at Marquette Mountain.
Tickets can be purchased at: www.eventbrite.com/e/mshs-class-of-98-20-year-reunion-tickets-42685928762.
For more information, contact mshsclassof98@gmail .com.