Who would think we'd have three such interesting events in the middle of July? But this is the case, starting with Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart. Calderone-Stewarts is visiting for her novel, Made to Write, on Tuesday, July 12, at 7 pm. Nellie Massa is a 51-year-old widow who must reflect on her life when she seeks to join a religious community. Her story is told through letters with Sister Agnes, as well as family and friends.
More on the Washington Post website.
And for you budding writeres, here's a reminder that Alice LaPlante teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and Stanford University, where she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow.
Don't come to me this Thursday and tell me you stayed home because there was nothing interesting to do in town on Wednesday. In addition to LaPlante's talk/reading, there's Jonathan Lippincott at the Lyden Sculpture Garden. He's appearing in conjunction with the book, Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. The talk begins at 6:30 pm (Wednesday, June 13) and its free to members, or with admission to the Garden. More on their website.
Heading further north, Bonnie Jo Campbell will be appearing at Mequon's Next Chapter (also Wednesday, also at 7. I'm disappointed too). Author of American Salvage, Q Road, and the new novel, Once Upon a River, Campbell is also getting great reviews from critics nationwide. Here's Mike Fischer's take in the Journal Sentinel.
And finally on Thursday, July 14, at 7 pm, we've got the homecoming/launch event for Jennifer Shaw, author of the breathtaking Hurricane Story, a staged photographic memoir of a family evacuated during a devastating storm.