Finlandia University’s Campus Read 2016 will host a second event on Tuesday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. with Marquette-based author Sonny Longtine. This is the second of three Author Event Series events at the Chapel of St. Matthew on Finlandia’s campus. They are free and open to the public.
Longtine, a lifelong resident of Marquette, holds bachelors and masters degrees from Northern Michigan University, and has completed additional graduate work at Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University. He has published six books on the Upper Peninsula. They include: Marquette: Then and Now, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Life, Legends, and Landmarks, Courage Burning, Wading in Blood, Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and his latest book, Magnificent Mansions and Courtly Cottages.
Longtine has been published in several regional magazines, including Marquette Monthly, Great Lake Pilot, UP North and the Porcupine Press. For the past 20 years traveling and writing about the Upper Peninsula has been his life’s focus. Sonny retried from public education after 33 years as a counselor and history/government teacher. While employed in public education he wrote several Title I proposals that were implemented in the Gwinn Area Community Schools.
Other Campus Read events include Andrea Scarpino, Upper Peninsula of Michigan Poet Laureate, on March 15, John Smolens on March 29 and the grand finale event, Writers of Northern Persuasion Forum on April 9.
Learn more about Campus Read 2016 and see the full event schedule at finlandia.edu/campusread.