Friday, August 28, 2015

A Field Guide to Boswell's Ticketed Events for Fall 2015.

We have no events this weekend, but tickets went on sale publicly for Rainn Wilson, which is being held at the Pabst Theater, the biggest venue we've ever worked with (or for sticklers, with which we've ever worked).

Here's the lay of the land, to quote Richard Ford, one of our featured titles.

Christopher Moore at Boswell on Wednesday, September 9, 7 pm, for Secondhand Souls. $29 includes all taxes and fees and the new book. The store is closed to the general public at 5:30 pm.

Brian Selznick at Alverno College's Pitman Theatre on Monday, October 12, 7 pm for The Marvels. This event is co-sponsored by Scholastic Book Fairs. $35 ticket includes taxes and all fees and the new book. Selznick is the acclaimed author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Richard Ford at Boswell on Thursday, October 15, 7 pm, for the paperback of Let Me Be Frank with You. Tickets are $16 and include all taxes and fees and the new paperback. The event is cosponsored by UWM's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Osher members can buy a specially priced ticket on their website. Boswell will close to the general public at 5:30 pm.

Graham Elliot at Bacchus on Friday, October 30, 6 pm, for Cooking Like a Master Chef: 100 Recipes to Make the Everyday Extraordinary. Tickets will include a copy of the book, a special dinner using recipes from the book, and wine. Call Bacchus to reserve your space, 414-765-1166.

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor in conversation at Turner Hall Ballroom on Tuesday, November 10, 7 pm, for Welcome to Night Vale, the novel based on their acclaimed podcast. $22 is the base price for open seating, which includes the book. Taxes and fees are extra.

Rainn Wilson at the Pabst Theater on Thursday, November 12, 7 pm, for The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy. $26.50 is the base price for a reserved seat, which includes the book. Taxes and fees are extra.

We have at least one more ticketed signing that will be announced in September. Plus we are cosponsors of two ticketed events at the Lynden Sculpture Garden for the Women's Speaker Series, produced by Milwaukee Reads.
--P.S. Duffy for The Cartography of No Man's Land on Tuesday, September 29, 7 pm. $25 includes a copy for book, $20 for Lynden members.
--Renée Rosen for White Collar Girl on Monday, November 16, 7 pm. This event will feature a book club presentation from Jane Glaser and myself. Price to come.

In addition, we have several events with an admission charge that do not include a copy of the book.
--Jerry Apps at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on Sunday, October 25, 2 pm, for Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir. $8 admission to the grounds includes the event. Free to Schlitz members.
--Timothy Whealon at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum on Thursday, November 19, 5 pm reception, 6 pm talk, for In Pursuit of Beauty: The Interiors of Timothy Whealon. Admission is $20, $15 for FOVT members.

This is in addition to our three ticketed events with Preorder Signing Priority:
--Katherine Applegate for Crenshaw at Boswell on Friday, September 25, 6:30 pm
--Jenny Lawson for Furiously Happy at Boswell on Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 pm
--Sarah Vowell for Lafayette in the Somewhat United States at the Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall on Saturday, October 31, 7 pm.

These three events are free, but preordered copies of the featured title will get you line letter in advance of the event date. Line letters will be given out in the order that special orders are taken. Folks who've been to Boswell events (or event Schwartz events) are well familiar with this concept. In particular, Lawson spends a lot of quality time with each attendee so a low line letter makes a big difference.

I know you're wondering whether all Boswell events are going to become ticketed. Absolutely not! We have an amazing lineup of free events where we rely on your kind and generous spirits to support the author, publisher, and Boswell with a book purchase. Among those folks coming to either Boswell or one of our partner venues is Adam Johnson, Chris Van Allsburg, Celeste Ng, Stuart Neville, Lincoln Purse, Jason Reynolds with Brendan Kiely, Gary Schmidt, Sarah Thornton, plus of course many of your favorite local and regional authors. Exciting, right?

Here are the authors listed, along with photo credits, when requested:
Rainn Wilson (Matt Hoyle)
Brian Selznick
Richard Ford
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Kyle Makrauer)
Renée Rosen
Katherine Applegate
Jason Reynolds

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