Monday, May 16, 2011
What's Going on This Week? Milwaukee-set novels, Sports Stories, Nature Principles, Fiction from Writing Teachers, and Food For One.
Lots of local color here, which is always fun. And read the rest of the Shepherd Express column here. And Gavin is also an actor, having appeared in a number of productions around town, and has recently completed a feature film which will be released this fall. More on his website.
Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm
Dale Hofmann and Cliff Cristl, authors of 365: Best Wisconsin Sports Stories. 365 came out just before Christmas, but it seemed that in scheduling an event with the authors, it was best to wait for Father's Day season. We actually met Hofmann when he came for an event with son-in-law Peter Geye, author of Boswell favorite, Safe from the Sea.
Come here both authors talk about the best moments in Wisconsin sports. Or play stump the sportswriter, and ask them a difficult question without letting them look at their smart phone. It's up to you.
Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm, at the Urban Ecology Center, $5 tickets at (414) 964-8505.
When we first contacted the Urban Ecology Center about hosting Richard Louv for The Nature Principle, Jamie told me that their mission was heavily influenced by his seminal Last Child in the Woods. So they were very excited about the partnership. Louv's new book, The Nature Principle, makes the case for a nature-based existence.
And Louv takes inspiration from the Urban Ecology Center too. Here's an excerpt from one of his essays:
"As they cast their fishing lines from the muddy bank, they laughed with pleasure, delighted by the lazy brown river and the landscape of the surrounding park. Ducking a few backcasts, I walked through the woods to the two-story Urban Ecology Center, made of lumber and other material recycled from abandoned buildings." Read the rest of the essay here.
Thursday, May 19, 7 pm