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      First Annual Nature Writing Contest

      A new writing contest has developed here in the U.P.!

      Lynn and Lon Emerick, owners of North Country Publishing here in the U.P., say they wanted to start the First Annual Nature Writing Contest after they decided to retire their publishing company.

      The Emericks are cosponsoring the event with The Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising. Contestants will be asked to write a brief work of non-fiction about their love for the natural world of the U.P.

      "The more voices we can get from people talking about the reasons why they live here and the experiences they've had that have molded their lives, have enriched their lives, the better off we'll be," said Lon.

      "And there's some really wonderful writers in the U.P.," said Lynn.

      The winner of the contest will receive $250. In addition, their work will be published in the Marquette Monthly and the Munising News.

      The deadline for entry is June 7.

      For more information, click here.