I don't really know about too many book events going on today, Monday April 4, but we're discussing Heidi Durrow's The Girl who Fell from the Sky at our in-store lit group at 7, anyway. You'll probably see a separate post about the discussion afterward.
I thought we had a little break, but we picked up a last-minute event at UWM's Hefter Center at 3271 N Lake Drive on Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm. It's two authors who are in town to do UWM-ish work, but as they are both wonderful writers, why not show off their talents. Adam Johnson is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Emporium and the novel Parasites Like Us. His next novel is under contract, and is scheduled for release, but since I was discussing this with George Clark (the head of the Creative Writing Program) in passing, I forgot the year. Let's say 2012. I get the feeling that Johnson is George Saunders-y, but I haven't read him so don't quote me.
Also at the Hefter Center on Thursday April 7, reading with Johnson, is Neil Connelly, who has written books for both adults and kids. His most recent is The Miracle Stealer, which is about this boy who survives a terrible accident, only to be the subject of divine adoration by the townspeople and beyond, who come to him for blessings and healings. His sister is not happy and tries to do something about it. Oh, and there's also a stalker. I sent my order to Teribeth and she wrote back and told me she really liked the book.
On Saturday April 9 at 2 pm, back at Boswell, we're hosting Jeremy Greenberg, MSN parenting blogger and author of Sorry I Peed on You. And I am sorry about that. I promise to grow out of these things by the age of 2.
*We saved the day yesterday by reminding one of our pals that the lunch is not at the Wisconsin Club this year. It's at the Woman's Club, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave. So now I'm reminding you!
**Yes, I did originally get Paolo and Paulo confused, but I think it's all sorted out now.