HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, will host a reading of Eelu Kiviranta’s narrative poem, "The Copper Country Strike of 1913," at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.
The poem provides a first-hand look at the 1913 strike and its effects on the Copper Country area. The reading will be accompanied by a slide show of archival photographs illustrating many of the scenes mentioned in the poem. The presentation will be followed by discussion and coffee.
Lehto has translated a number of Kiviranta’s poems, which are published in her 2010 book, A Rascal’s Craft.
The event is free and open to the public. The Finnish American Heritage Center is located on the campus of Finlandia University at 435 Quincy Street in Hancock.
For more information, call 906-487-7505.
Inset: Photo of Lillian Lehto courtesy Finlandia University.