CWW Award Winner to Read at SRA Event

The Shake Rag Alley (SRA) Winter Writers Series will feature CWW’s 2013 Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Non-Fiction Award Winner David McGlynn at an event on Sun, Mar 16 at 6 p.m.

 McGynn will read from his award-winning book, A Door in the Ocean, and be available for a meet and greet at

The Foundry Books, 205 Commerce St, Mineral Point WI.

Here’s the SRA news release about the event:

SRA Winter Writers Series Welcomes
Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Non-Fiction Award Winner David McGlynn

(Mineral Point, WI) Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts continues the 2013/14 SRA Winter Writers
Series, an ongoing series of events to support and encourage the development of regional writers, by
welcoming Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2013 Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Non-Fiction Award
Winner David McGlynn, to Mineral Point on March 16 for a week-long residency. The residency will
feature a free reading and Q&A at The Foundry Books, 105 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI on
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6 p.m.

David McGlynn won the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ ’ 2013 Kingery Derleth Book-Length Non-Fiction Award for his book, A Door in the Ocean (Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, CA). In addition, McGlynn is the author of the story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, which won the 2008 Utah Book Award, was a finalist for the 2009 Steven Turner Award for Best First Fiction, and was named

an “Outstanding Achievement” by the Wisconsin Librarians’ Association. His stories and essays have
appeared in Men’s Health, The Huffington Post, Best American Sports Writing, and numerous literary
journals. More information can be found at http://david-mcglynn.com/

Now in its third year, the SRA Winter Writers Series is built around partnerships with the Council for
Wisconsin Writers, Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the WI Poet Laureate Commission (sponsored by
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters). The series runs between the months of November
through April, and includes workshops, readings and community outreach activities featuring these
organizations’ annual writing contest winners, during their week-long residencies at Shake Rag Alley.

Additional Information

About Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts (SRA) provides traditional, visual, performing, and literary arts
education programs for children and adults. Located in the heart of historic Mineral Point in rural SW
Wisconsin, SRA’s campus features charming historic buildings and gardens, on and off-site lodging
facilities and Alley Stage, a semi-professional outdoor theater. More information can be found at
shakeragalley.com.

About Council for Wisconsin Writers
The Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, membership organization
dedicated to promoting local, state, and national awareness of Wisconsin’s great literary heritage and to
encouraging excellence among today’s Wisconsin writers. More information can be found at
wiswriters.org.

About The Foundry Books
Housed in an 1840’s iron foundry in historic Mineral Point, The Foundry Books is a general out-of-print
and antiquarian book store specializing in Wisconsin & Western Great Lakes regional material. More
information can be found at foundrybooks.com.

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