Monday, April 25, 2011

What's Going on This Week? Vaynerchuk, Balliett, Orringer, and a Poetry Vending Machine. Just Writing it Makes Me Tired.

We've got another exciting week of stuff to share.  Tonight (April 25), Liam Callanan and I are taking our show on the road.  Callanan is the featured speaker at the Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library meeting at 6 pm, discussing his two novels, All Saints and The Cloud Atlas. The library is located at 918 West Main Street in (surprise!) Lake Geneva.  For more info, call (262) 249-5299 or visit their website.

Feeling musical?  Our pal Stephanie Jacob stopped by, reminding us that the last Prometheus trio concert is tonight and tomorrow (April 25 and 26) at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.  Starting time is 7:30.  The program includes:
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 88

Beethoven: "Kakadu" Variations, Op. 121a
Boulanger: D'un soir triste
Ravel: TrioLalo: Trio No. 3 in A Minor.
More on their Facebook page

I've already written at length about Gary Vaynerchuk's appearance for The Thank You Economy.  My aha moment?  "Oh, I'm supposed to follow the people who follow me on Twitter or we can't DM (direct message) each other."  The event is Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm, at Boswell.  Register here.  And there's also a tweetup at Lakefront Brewery in the afternoon.  More on the 800ceoread website.

It's not too late see Amy Stewart, author of Flower Confidential, Wicked Plants, and the new Wicked Bugs, at the Boerner Botanical Gardens.  Tickets are $25, $20 for friends.  More on their Facebook page. And you can now get a signed copy of either of the "wicked" books from us.  Just request when you order. 

If you are in the Chicago area, Stewart will be at Anderson's Naperville store tonight (April 25, 7 pm).  Here's more info.

Stewart stopped by the store to sign stock Yes, she's going from Milwaukee to Chicago and back to Milwaukee.  We chatted about her books, and wherever it was she had her last Schwartz event.  By process of elimination, it was either Mequon or Brookfield. Stewart, as you know, co-owns the gorgeous Eureka Books, an antiquarian bookstore (mixed with some new books too) in downtown Eureka. Here's the website--don't you want to go there right now?

After a full day of school events, we'll be cohosting Blue Balliett, author of The Wright 3 and Chasing Vermeer, at the Shorewood Public Library (3920 North Murray) at 4 pm.  The author will be talking about her new novel, The Danger Box, which involves a young boy in Michigan who comes into possession of the lost notebook of a famous scientist.  More on the Milwaukee Moms website.  And don't forget--4 pm!

Love poetry?  Well we're hosting Verse Wisconsin and the Jawbreaker Poetry Project on Thursday, April 28, at 7 pm.  Come see the Verse-o-matic, where the poetry is even tastier than the sweet treats they are packaged with in the poetry vending machine.  This event includes a reading by Brenda Cardenas and is located at Boswell. More info at Poetry Jumps off the Shelf.

On Friday April 29, we've got two events with Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge. First up is at the JCC, 6255 North Santa Monica, at Noon.  Food is available.  For more info, contact Jody Hirsh or visit the Planit Jewish website.  Get it?

Then at 7 pm, Orringer is our featured speaker in conjunction with my semi-annual book club recommendation talk.  Hey, I need to finish the brochure.  This event is at Boswell. I'm sure you won't be surprised that The Invisible Bridge is one of my recommendations.

What? No event on Saturday?  I've got to talk to our scheduler.  More on our event calendar.  Alas, just got word that Christopher Howard had to cancel.  No worries!  We already had another event waiting in the wings.  Should have it updated by tomorrow.

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