Local Author Night

Date
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Department

Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Lead Like a Heretic: How to Challenge the Status Quo - And Survive Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781987857634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now-Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Promontory Press - May 30th, 2017

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Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780299312503
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 27th, 2017

Join us for a panel presentation featuring accomplished authors from the state of Michigan! Featured authors include John Borkovich, author of Wildlife 911: On Patrol, stories told through the eyes of a conservation officer; Dr. Phil Johnson, author of Lead Like a Heretic: How to Challenge the Status Quo - And Thrive; Kathryn A. Remlinger, author of Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and Phillip Sterling, author of the poetry collection And Then Snow

About Wildlife 911 by John Borkovich

Over his twenty-seven year career as a wildlife conservation officer for the State of Michigan, John Borkovich conducted some of the most fascinating, complex, and highly successful wildlife investigations in Michigan. His collection of true stories are action-packed, suspenseful, and often humorous. Ride along on arm-chair patrol as John Borkovich outsmarts deer poachers, thwarts fish thieves, and foils outlaws and felons. John's encounter with illegal immigrants, strange religious cults, and ordinary burglars puts his life in danger as he protects Michigan's natural resources.

JOHN BORKOVICH served as a Wildlife Conservation Officer in the State of Michigan for 27 years. He is recipient of the Michigan Conservation Officer of the Year and the Shikar Safari International Wildlife Officer of the Year as well as other awards. He lives near Port Huron, Michigan.

About Lead Like a Heretic by Dr. Phil Johnson

In his 2016 ground-breaking leadership book, The Compassionate Conspiracy, Dr. Phil Johnson redefined "conspirators" as "radical global servant-leaders" who work together to tackle the biggest problems we face today.

Now, in Lead Like a Heretic, he revolutionizes the meaning of "heretic" and confronts today's global leadership crisis: the failure of leaders at all levels to engage, energize, and empower their followers. This book explores the heretical process of daring leadership and change, providing famous examples from business, government, education, sports, professional associations, and non-profit organizations.

DR. PHIL JOHNSON is an accomplished life coach to diplomats, major CEO s and celebrities, as well as an ordained minister and practicing pastor at the New Day Community Church. He has spent many years overseas working in slums from Africa to Southeast Asia to South America and he has participated in major international events such as the United Nations World Peace Conference in Israel in 1999.

He has four decades of experience helping organizations including corporate (Ford, IBM, DuPont), professional (National Retail Federation, Million Dollar Round Table, Auto Dealer Associations), and charitable (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Eden Church, Daystar University in Nairobi, United Way), to focus on their future, develop practical strategies, and act purposefully and profitably.

Dr. Johnson has published seven previous books: The Compassionate Conspiracy (Promontory Press, 2015); Time-Out! Restoring Your Passion for Life, Love and Work (Stoddart, 1992); Celebrating the Seasons with Children (Pilgrim Press, 1984); More Celebrating the Seasons with Children (Pilgrim Press, 1985); And More Celebrating the Seasons with Children (Pilgrim Press, 1986); Goodbye Mom, Goodbye (Welch Publishing, 1987); and The Great Canadian Alphabet Book (Hounslow Press, 1981). He has also written three commissioned musicals and over a hundred articles.

 

About Yooper Talk by Kathryn A. Remnlinger

Yooper Talk is a fresh and significant contribution to understanding regional language and culture in North America. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan—known as "the UP"—is historically, geographically, and culturally distinct. Struggles over land, labor, and language during the last 150 years have shaped the variety of English spoken by resident Yoopers, as well as how they are viewed by outsiders.

Drawing on sixteen years of fieldwork, including interviews with seventy-five lifelong residents of the UP, Kathryn Remlinger examines how the idea of a unique Yooper dialect emerged. Considering UP English in relation to other regional dialects and their speakers, she looks at local identity, literacy practices, media representations, language attitudes, notions of authenticity, economic factors, tourism, and contact with immigrant and Native American languages. The book also explores how a dialect becomes a recognizable and valuable commodity: Yooper talk (or "Yoopanese") is emblazoned on t-shirts, flags, postcards, coffee mugs, and bumper stickers.

Yooper Talk explains linguistic concepts with entertaining examples for general readers and also contributes to interdisciplinary discussions of dialect and identity in sociolinguistics, anthropology, dialectology, and folklore.

KATHRYN A. REMLINGER grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her B.A. and an M.A. at Morehead State University, in eastern Kentucky and a Ph.D. at Michigan Technological University, in the Upper Peninsula. She is Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where she teaches a variety of courses in socio-cultural linguistics. Her research examines the relationship among language, place, and identity in and the ways in which linguistic landscapes shape language awareness and affects attitudes about regional dialects and personas.

 

About And Then Snow by Phillip Sterling

And Then Snow consists of two series of poems: In the first, thirty poems recount the month of November; in the second, thirty-one poems take the reader through January

PHILLIP STERLING is the author of In Which Brief Stories Are Told (fiction), Mutual Shores (poetry) and four chapbook-length series of poems:  Significant Others, Quatrains, Abeyance, And for All This: Poems from Isle Royale. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Fulbright Awards (Belgium and Poland), a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, and multiple Pushcart Prize nominations (in poetry and prose), he has served as Artist-in-Residence for both Isle Royale National Park and Sleeping Bear

 

ISBNs:

Wildlife 911:  9781933926063

Lead Like a Heretic: 9781987857634

Yooper Talk: 9780299312503

And Then Snow (consignment): 9781599486277