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NCMC: Frank Boles, Michigan Notable Author

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June 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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North Central Michigan College Library
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI United States




The North Central Michigan College Library announced today that Frank Boles, author of Sailing into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century and the Crews Who Sailed Them, will pay a special visit to the Library on Wednesday, June 6 at noon, for an hour of first-rate storytelling, a book signing, question-and-answer time with guests and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 231-439-6315 for information.

Boles is visiting the North Central Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2018 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.” This year, 22 authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2018 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit 50 libraries throughout the state.

“It’s a literary treat to have Frank Boles in our community, sharing his captivating work with our friends and neighbors in such an open, accessible way,” said Stephanie Davis, North Central Librarian. “Michigan is home to some of the best stories and storytellers found anywhere in the country. An author of Mr. Boles’ caliber here, in our library, will make it an afternoon to remember.”
“This year’s Michigan Notable Books delve into wonderfully diverse topics and offer something of interest for just about everyone,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “The tour offers the opportunity for book enthusiasts in many corners of the state to join in the conversation about what constitutes ‘great writing’ and to hear from some of the Great Lakes region’s most beloved authors.”

Frank Boles has been the director of Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library since 1991. Previously, he worked at the University of Michigan, Chicago Historical Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Boles received his archival training at Wayne State University, and was awarded a doctorate in history from the University of Michigan.
Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan’s literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year – titles that are reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience.

The 2018 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media Sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, visit www.michigan.gov/notablebooks.
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College, a Military Friendly® and a Veteran Friendly School.