Nature writing winners are named

Entries for the Second Annual Upper Peninsula Nature Writing Contest were received from across the Upper Peninsula from Munising and Ironwood, Copper Harbor and Newberry, Hancock, Engadine, Naubinway, Lake Linden, Chassell and Wakefield to Rapid River, Manistique, Marquette, Ishpeming and many towns in between. The Nature Writing Contest is sponsored by North Country Publishing of Skandia and the Falling Rock Caf and Bookstore of Munising and was judged by five of the Upper Peninsula’s resident writers.

The contest winner was Kathleen Heideman of Marquette, with her entry Attending Every Tiny Funeral. She will be awarded the first place prize of $250.

The contest’s First Honorable Mention award went to Amanda (Wais) Rogers of Copper Harbor for Whichever Season is Next. Contest judging resulted in a tie for Second Honorable Mention: Thomas Hoogterp of Engadine for his entry All in a Day’s Walk and Rachel Mills of Marquette who submitted Fiddleheads and Leeks. Noah Hausmann of Gwinn is the Third Honorable Mention winner for his entry: Can’t Wait to Get Back Home.

Honorable Mention winners will be awarded gift cards from the Falling Rock Caf and Bookstore and Gwen Frostic nature journals during September Nature Writing Evenings.

Evenings of U.P. Nature Writing, sponsored by North Country Publishing and the Falling Rock Caf and Bookstore will be held at 7 pm. Thursday at the Falling Rock Caf & Bookstore.