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Vic Foerster, Joyce Koskenmaki to Sign Book April 23

Vic FoersterHANCOCK, MI - Author Vic Foerster and artist Joyce Koskenmaki will autograph copies of Foerster's book, "Naked in the Stream: Isle Royale Stories" this Friday, April 23, 5:00 p.m., at Finlandia University's North Wind Books.

For close to thirty years, Vic Foerster has been visiting Isle Royale with family and friends. His passion for the natural world and for all things "Isle Royale" is contagious and well-conveyed in "Naked in the Stream."

Joyce Koskenmaki created the illustrations for "Naked in the Stream." In her drawings, Koskenmaki infuses the imagery often found in her paintings-land, sea, animals, and boats-into Foerster's storyline. Her painting, "Boat and Stars," is on the front cover of the book.

Naked in the Stream Book CoverFoerster, a consulting arborist, serves tree care clients throughout southwest Michigan. He is also author of several articles about tree care published in Tree Care Industry Magazine, Arbor Age Magazine, and Michigan Landscape. His writing about Isle Royale has appeared in Silent Sports Magazine and the Jack Pine Warbler.

Foerster lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. This is Foerster's first book.

Koskenmaki earned a MFA in painting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her artwork is exhibited and collected internationally, and she has taught around the country, including at Finlandia University.

North Wind Books is located at 435 Quincy St. in downtown Hancock. For information, contact the bookstore at 906-487-7217.