Sunday, November 14, 2010

Get Inspired by Sunday Event Preview--What's Happening at Boswell?

We have another packed week at the store, with events pretty much every day, and several more at the JCC. Note that some books are not linked to our website, as they are not currently on our supplier's database, but we generally have the author titles in stock.

Monday night (11/15, 7 PM) hear UWM professor Rebecca Dunham read from her new poetry collection, The Flight Cage. Also on hand will be at least some of the winners of the Onmilwaukee.com poetry contest.

Tuesday eve (11/16, 7 PM) is our Milwaukee Public Library fundraiser featuring Tom Franklin discussing his wonderful new novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. It's a shopping night, so 10% of your designated purchases go back to the Milwaukee Public Library. And it's the launch of Katie Gingrass Gallery Fill the Shelves holiday program, where you can buy books for the library that are most in need.

Wednesday (11/17, 7 PM) is time for Milwaukee's Will Fellows and his public launch event for Gay Bar: The Fabulous True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950's, a sociological look at the world of gay men some fifty years ago. Included is the complete text of Helen Branson's memoir, told in alternating chapters with the Fellows' historical background.

On Thursday (11/18, 7 PM), we're hosting part 2 of the three-week launch for Judy Bridges and the writing manual based on her popular program, Shut up and Write! We'll have special guest readers, including Shauna Singh Baldwin, Douglas W. Jacobson, Karen McQuestion, and Jeannée Sacken.

Friday (11/19, 7 PM) features Debi Tibbles, author of All Aboard: How Ollie Tibbles Became a Train, an inspirational story published by an independent press in Chicago. Learn how his wish to become a train is realized at the Make-a-Wish ball. Fans of Mattie Stepanek and other stories of kids overcoming great odds to fulfill their dreams will enjoy this event.

Saturday afternoon (11/20, 2 PM) is when we're hosting Harriet Brown, the author of Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia. Elle magazine raves: "Brown perfectly weaves historical info (Catherine of Siena reportedly shoved twigs down her throat when forced to eat anything other than herbs; she died at 33) into her narrative, while highlighting the conventional and often unsuccessful methods of treating the illness, and she explores a more promising method that her family used, called family-based treatment (FBT, also known as the Maudsley approach)." Read the rest of the piece here.

Can't get over to the East Side on Saturday? Harriet Brown will also be talking at Carroll University on Friday, November 19th, at 3 PM, at the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall of Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave. It's all part of Carroll's yearlong focus on food. More info on Carroll's website for their Brave Girl Eating event.

Here are a few more book-related events going on.

At the JCC, Louisa Shafia will be appearing to discuss Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life on Monday, November 15th, at 7 PM. Shafia's new cookbook is a collection of recipes that emphasize organic and sustainable ingredients and methods. Shafia's recipes are interspersed with eco-friendly advice on cooking and stories of her own experiences as a cook.

Tuesday (11/16, 7 PM), also as part of the JCC Book and Culture Fair, Daniel Levin appears for the paperback edition of The Last Ember, a fast-paced archeological thriller, a Dan Brown-esque story with a Jewish twist. Fans of Steve Berry will also enjoy this novel, who praised the story's "throat grabbing, pedal-to-the-metal pacing." More on Levin's website.

Both JCC events have a modest admission charge of five dollars, and take place at 6255 North Santa Monica Boulevard, in Whitefish Bay. Got questions? Call (414)967-8200 or visit their website.

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Hello, just wanted to wish all participants of the Friday (11/19, 7 PM) featuring Debi Tibbles an enjoyable and encouraging evening. How wonderful to see that my son, Mattie Stepanek, was associated with this event as source of inspiration. Peace to all,
Jeni Stepanek (Mattie's mom).
www.mattieonline.com