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National Writers Series: Jerry Dennis and Dave Dempsey

Shawn K. Roach

Over the past 40 years, Jerry Dennis has written essays, poems, and short fiction that have appeared in over 100 publications. He’s also the author of 12 books, including “It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes” and “The Living Great Lakes.” His latest book is a collection of essays called “Up North in Michigan,” which looks at how humans have impacted northern Michigan’s environment. Dave Dempsey is a policy advisor for FLOW, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting Great Lakes waters. Dave’s written six books about conservation, the latest of which is an updated edition of his book “Great Lakes for Sale.” Jerry and Dave appeared at a National Writers Series event that took place at the City Opera House in Traverse City. They spoke with environmental journalist Sheri McWhirter.

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