Storytellers event at NMU

MARQUETTE – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will sponsor “The U.P. in Story” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Roberts Theatre. Local performers, radio personalities and scholars will read or sing works by the famous – Robert Traver (John Voelker), Ernest Hemingway and Jim Harrison – and the not so famous. The event is free and open to the public.

The Beaumier Center will also award the 2013 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award to the late storyteller and historian, Fred Rydholm. The award honors individuals and organizations whose efforts contribute to the preservation and promotion of the region’s traditional arts and culture.