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PWPL NEA Big Read

PWPL NEA Big Read

By Martin Achatz

"Voices from the Past" is part of the 2021 NEA Big Read program at Peter White Public Library. In this podcast series, members of the Marquette and surrounding communities share remembrances about their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and ancestors. People from the past whose influences are still being felt today.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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November 12, 2021: T Marie Bertineau

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November 15, 2021: Marty Achatz
November 15, 2021: Marty Achatz
Two-time U. P. Poet Laureate and NEA Big Read Organizer Marty Achatz shares a remembrance of his mother.
07:49
December 03, 2021
November 12, 2021: T Marie Bertineau
November 12, 2021: T Marie Bertineau
Writer T. Marie Bertineau shares a remembrance of her grandmother adapted from her Michigan Notable Book The Mason House, published by Lanternfish Press.
06:42
December 03, 2021
November 11, 2021: Kathleen Carlton Johnson
November 11, 2021: Kathleen Carlton Johnson
Poet and photographer Kathleen Carlton Johnson shares poetic remembrances of her husband and mother.
04:47
December 03, 2021
November 10, 2021: M. Kelly Peach
November 10, 2021: M. Kelly Peach
Writer and poet M. Kelly Peach shares poetic remembrances of his father and mother.
05:19
December 03, 2021
November 9, 2021: M. E. Kilpatrick
November 9, 2021: M. E. Kilpatrick
Poet and hospital spiritual care coordinator M. E. Kilpatrick shares a poetic remembrance of his paternal grandfather.
03:14
December 03, 2021
November 8, 2021: Russell Thorburn
November 8, 2021: Russell Thorburn
U. P. Poet Laureate Emeritus Russell Thorburn shares poetic remembrances of the Henry Zender family of Detroit.
07:07
December 03, 2021
November 5, 2021: Lynn Domina
November 5, 2021: Lynn Domina
Poet and Northern Michigan University English Department Head Lynn Domina shares a remembrance of her grandmother.
07:34
December 03, 2021
November 4, 2021: Gala Melherbe
November 4, 2021: Gala Melherbe
Poet Gala Melherbe shares a poetic remembrance of her grandmother.
03:56
December 03, 2021
November 3, 2021: Helen Haskell Remien
November 3, 2021: Helen Haskell Remien
Poet, essayist, blogger Helen Haskell Remien shares a remembrance of her grandfather.
04:33
December 03, 2021
November 2, 2021: Roslyn McGrath
November 2, 2021: Roslyn McGrath
Healer, writer, and poet Roslyn McGrath shares a remembrance of her father.
11:39
November 09, 2021
November 1, 2021: Roberta Brown
November 1, 2021: Roberta Brown
Writer, poet, and musician Roberta Brown shares a remembrance of her father.
10:55
November 09, 2021
October 29, 2021: Kelsey Boldt
October 29, 2021: Kelsey Boldt
Writer and Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library librarian Kelsey Boldt shares a remembrance of her grandma's potatoes.
04:40
October 29, 2021
October 28, 2021: Jeni Kilepela
October 28, 2021: Jeni Kilepela
Peter White Public Library Communications Coordinator Jeni Kilepela shares a remembrance of her grandmother.
05:13
October 28, 2021
October 27, 2021: Jake Bilitz Part Two
October 27, 2021: Jake Bilitz Part Two
Part Two of Northern Michigan University undergraduate student Jake Bilitz sharing the words of his Oma Hildegard Bilitz about growing up in Germany during World War II.
05:57
October 27, 2021
October 26, 2021: Jake Bilitz Part One
October 26, 2021: Jake Bilitz Part One
Part One of Northern Michigan University undergraduate student Jake Bilitz sharing of the words of his Oma Hildegard Bilitz about growing up in Germany during World War II.
09:23
October 26, 2021
October 25, 2021: B. G. Bradley Part Two
October 25, 2021: B. G. Bradley Part Two
Part Two of retired English teacher, novelist, actor, and poet B. G. Bradley's remembrance of his mother.
03:53
October 25, 2021
October 22, 2021: B. G. Bradley Part One
October 22, 2021: B. G. Bradley Part One
Part One of retired English teacher, novelist, actor, and poet B. G. Bradley's remembrance of his mother.
03:41
October 22, 2021
October 21, 2021: Roslyn McGrath
October 21, 2021: Roslyn McGrath
Healer and writer Roslyn McGrath shares poetic remembrances of her mother and grandmother.
03:40
October 21, 2021
October 20, 2021: Max Vondra
October 20, 2021: Max Vondra
Northern Michigan University undergraduate student shares a remembrance of his Grandpa Mike Hausler.
04:59
October 20, 2021
October 19, 2021: Madeline Bitter Part Two
October 19, 2021: Madeline Bitter Part Two
The second part of Marquette resident and writer Madeline Bitter's remembrance of her Grandma Alice.
06:46
October 19, 2021
October 18, 2021: Madeline Bitter Part One
October 18, 2021: Madeline Bitter Part One
The first part of Marquette resident and writer Madeline Bitter's remembrance of her Grandma Alice.
08:01
October 18, 2021
October 15, 2021: Madeline Brown
October 15, 2021: Madeline Brown
Northern Michigan University undergraduate student Madeline Brown shares a remembrance of her Grandma Ruby.
05:10
October 15, 2021
October 14, 2021: Beth Achatz
October 14, 2021: Beth Achatz
Ishpeming, Michigan, resident Beth Achatz shares a remembrance of her Great Uncle Shorty.
06:31
October 14, 2021
October 13, 2021: Helen Haskell Remien
October 13, 2021: Helen Haskell Remien
Poet, essayist, blogger Helen Haskell Remien shares a remembrance of her "not normal" mother.
06:13
October 13, 2021
October 12, 2021: Gala Malherbe
October 12, 2021: Gala Malherbe
Poet Gala Malherbe shares a remembrance of her Grandma Tillie Derwin.
04:32
October 12, 2021
October 11, 2021: Matthew Gavin Frank
October 11, 2021: Matthew Gavin Frank
Poet, writer, essayist, and Northern Michigan University Professor of English Matthew Gavin Frank shares a remembrance of his Grandma Ruth.
12:10
October 11, 2021
October 8, 2021: Christine Saari
October 8, 2021: Christine Saari
Artist, writer, and poet Christine Saari shares remembrances of her father.
07:13
October 08, 2021
October 7, 2021: Gideon Achatz
October 7, 2021: Gideon Achatz
Poet and Aspen Ridge eighth grader Gideon Achatz shares remembrances of his aunt, uncle, and grandpa.
05:45
October 07, 2021
October 6, 2021: Ronnie Ferguson
October 6, 2021: Ronnie Ferguson
Poet, musician, and Northern Michigan University MFA student Ronnie Ferguson shares remembrances of his mother and father.
10:21
October 06, 2021
October 5, 2021: Ava and Anna Barton
October 5, 2021: Ava and Anna Barton
Northern Michigan University undergraduate students Ava and Anna Barton share remembrances of their Yaya Olga Pondel.
06:56
October 05, 2021
October 4, 2021: Beverly Matherne
October 4, 2021: Beverly Matherne
Poet and Northern Michigan University Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Beverly Matherne shares remembrances of family members she has lost.
06:49
October 04, 2021
October 1, 2021: Janeen Rastall
October 1, 2021: Janeen Rastall
Poet Janeen Rastall shares remembrances of her father and mother.
08:06
October 01, 2021
"Voices from the Past" Trailer
"Voices from the Past" Trailer
Welcome to "Voices from the Past," part of the 2021 NEA Big Read program at Peter White Public Library.  In this special series, members of the Marquette and surrounding communities share remembrances about people from the past whose influences are still being felt today.
00:30
September 30, 2021