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Musicians Koskinen, LaBeau to Speak About Songwriting Tuesday, Feb. 15, 4:15 p.m.

HANCOCK, MI - Musicians Erik Koskinen and Michael La Beau will speak about songwriting Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., at the Finlandia University Chapel of St. Matthew, Hancock.

Their talk, "The Space Between the Notes: Two Singer/Songwriters on Location," is the third in a series of nine author lectures collectively titled "Writers on Location."

Erik Koskinen has been playing and recording his own style of roots-rockin' blues and American music since he was 14 years old. Originally from Atlantic Mine, Mich., Koskinen is now based in St. Paul, Minn. His music CDs include "Keep It to Yourself" (2010) and "Mandan Hayseed" (2004).

Michael LaBeau is a singer/songwriter from Hancock, Mich. His original acoustic guitar compositions blend percussive folk stylings with introspective lyrics. LaBeau also sings and plays guitar with the bands "Blackflies" and "Orphan's Torch."

The "Writers on Location" Author Series is presented by Finlandia University and Hancock Central High School. Other authors in the series are Jimalee Jones (sermon writing), Randy Freisinger (poetry), John Gagnon and Suzanne Van Dam (profiles), Laura Smyth (publishing and poetry), and Glenn Puit (true crime). The series concludes April 5 with student flash readings.

Visit www.finlandia.edu/writersfor a complete list of author/presenters.

For information, call 487-7515.