Poet and artist Kathleen M. Heideman is a featured artist at this year's "Celebrate the U.P.!" event, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition and the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy. She'll be presenting a multimedia reading from her newest manuscript, "Something in the Starry Night Keeps Asking To Be Held." There'll be poems about wild and threatened places in the U.P., poems inspired by swamps, wolves, star-gazing, starvation on Isle Royale, nickel mining on the Yellow Dog Plains, imaginary islands in Lake Superior, sandhill cranes, bark beetles, crooked white pines, carnivorous plants, etc. A slideshow of her paintings and photos will accompany the reading, as well as a display of watercolors from her artist residency at Isle Royale National Park.
The overall Celebrate the U.P. event runs March 13-15 in Marquette (more info here). Kathleen's reading will be on Saturday, March 14 at 10:15 AM at the Peter White Public Library.