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Just about as amazing as the huge number of prolific and successful writers in Wisconsin is the fantastic array of Boswell Book Company events CWW Christopher Latham Sholes Award winner Daniel Goldin schedules at his Milwaukee book store and other area venues. Goldin also publishes a newsletter that includes listings of these events. Here’s the most recent issue:
The following announcements are shamelessly copied and pasted from this month’s newsletter published by Boswell Book Company, owned by CWW’s 2015 Christopher Latham Sholes Award recipient Daniel Goldin:
Celebrate with The Debut of Lindsay Starck’s Novel at the Milwaukee Public Library, Tuesday, January 26, 5:30 pm reception, 6 pm reading.
We’re not the only ones raving about Starck’s novel. Library Journal calledNoah’s Wife “a wise and poignant novel that draws upon the motifs of the biblical flood story to explore the true meaning of community, to examine the remarkable strength of the human spirit, and to ask whether hope can exist even where faith has been lost.” And Booklist called it “a quirky tale with several strong characters…her modern-day fable of faith, hope, loss, and illusion is intriguing.” Look out for a profile in theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel book section this Sunday.
Boswell Book Company, a mainstay in Milwaukee for book lovers, which in addition to selling an eye-popping array of books in good ol’ hard copy format, supports writers in a variety of ways. One is to offer its store at 2559 North Downer Avenue as a venue for authors to do new-book launches, presentations and readings about their books. Another is to publish a newsletter announcing those events. Now BBC has published its first newsletter for kids.
Among the featured authors making appearances in the coming weeks are writer-illustrator and transplant to Milwaukee Andy Rash, who on Friday, Oct. 2, will be introducing his new picture book, Archie the Daredevil Penguin. and Liza Wiemer, who is launching her YA debut novel Hello.
Here is BBC’s announcement for both in its newsletter for kids:
Penguin Power with Andy Rash, Friday, October 2, 7 pm, at Boswell.
Boswell Book Company is proud to host local author Liza Wiemer’s launch of her debut young-adult novel, Hello?, the story of five Wisconsin teens’ stories woven into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope, perfect for ages 14 and up. Liza Wiemer will donate a copy of Hello? to a local school for every 10 copies purchased at Boswell.
Wiemer has been championing teen fiction since we opened 2357 days ago. Now it’s her turn to share the voices of five Wisconsin teens’ stories, weaving a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serenity, and ultimately hope. Celebrate Hello? on Wednesday, October 28, 7 pm, at Boswell.
Among other events to be held at both Boswell’s Downer Avenue store and area libraries, the newsletter includes recommended reading for preteens and teenagers, information about its monthly story time for kids and a special presentation for teachers.
Here’s the link to the entire newsletter.
Read about children’s authors who have received Council for Wisconsin Writers contest awards at http://www.wiswriters.org/awards.htm
More CWW news and information is at http://www.wiswriters.org/
This is short notice, but avid bicyclists and bike enthusiasts might be interested in a presentation tonight by UW La Crosse professor and historian James Longhurst, who will be talking about his book Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. He will be at Ben’s Cycle and Fitness, 1018 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, at 6:30 p.m.
Here’s an announcement from Boswell Book Company, which is co-sponsoring the event:
Bike Battles James Longhurst at Ben’s Cycle and Fitness, Wednesday, September 2, 6:30 pm.
Boswell is excited to co-sponsor an event at Ben’s Cycle and Fitness, located at 1018 W. Lincoln Ave. in Milwaukee, with associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse James Longhurst, author of Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road. Bike Battles has been called a must-read for those interested in public policy and cycling, already lauded as “a significant contribution to the growing literature on the history of American bicycling and the immense, well-established literature on urban policymaking” by Car Country’s Christopher Wells.
The theme of Milwaukee writer and long-time activist for working women Ellen Bravo’s first published novel Again and Again is timely and timeless. In it she takes on the rights, privacy and past lives of perpetrators and victims of rape. Ellen will be at Boswell Book Company on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. to talk about and sign copies of Again and Again. Here is Boswell’s announcement of her presentation:
Celebrate the Release of Ellen Bravo’s First Novel at Boswell, Thursday, September 3, 7 pm.
Boswell is proud to welcome Ellen Bravo, longtime director of 9to5, and now executive director of Family Values @ Work, a network of state coalitions working for family-friendly policies. Her first novel is Again and Again, which Gloria Steinem praised, noting that “core concepts of commonsense and feminism come to vibrant and subtle life” in the story.
“None of that mattered to Carol. She cared only about what her friend wanted her to do. “No way am I reliving that,” the friend told her. End of story. No expose. The guy went on to win the Congressional seat.”
“As Carol was telling me this story, I couldn’t help but think, what it if were a lot more complicated? What if the woman wasn’t a school principal but an activist against sexual assault and exposing rapists was a big part of what her organization did? What if the candidate was a pro-choice Republican supported by feminist groups because they badly needed bipartisan support on women’s issues? What if the woman who’d been raped by this guy was the activist’s roommate in college and she’d actually walked in on the assault? What if the then budding activist had pushed her roommate to file a complaint and the process had gone really badly? And what if this woman’s husband today was a political consultant in need of a boost to his career, who’d just been assigned the campaign of the conservative Democratic opponent in this Senate race?”
“That’s how Again and Again became the story of Deborah Borenstein, a woman whose decision could determine control of the Senate, the course of a friendship and the fate of a marriage.” More on Bravo’s website.”