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Maki Library to host author reading & reception June 9

June 7, 2022

Maki Library Author Visit Library Poster

The Maki Library is pleased to host the Finnish Language, Dialects & Finnish-American Experience Author Reading and Reception this Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. Three scholars will be presenting their most recent works:

Dr. Marlene Broemer is sharing her poetry “Notes from the Crystal Palace”, reflecting on her experiences as a doctoral student in Finland and her family’s Finnish history.

Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, from the Univ. of Helsinki, is reading from her new book “Making Sense of ‘Bad English’: an introduction to language attitudes and ideologies”.

Last but certainly not least, Dr. Kathryn Remlinger, from Grand Valley State Univ, and her very popular “Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”.

There will be time for a short question and answer session following the readings. Refreshments will be served, along with a book display featuring Finnish-American and Finnish female authors and scholars for those who wish to explore more.

“After missing the opportunity to celebrate female Finnish American scholars for the centennial of women’s suffrage in the summer of 2020 and for Finlandia’s 125th anniversary in the summer of 2021, due to the pandemic, we are glad to be able to have a small event that celebrates the contributions women have made,” Head Librarian Rebecca Daly said.

A limited number of parking spaces are available in the side parking lot, off of Finn St, for those with mobility issues. Contact the Maki Library at 906-487-7252 or maki.library@finlandia.edu with any questions.

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