Events! Maya Payne Smart at Milwaukee Public Library, Ruth Conniff at Boswell, Lydia Conklin (virtual) and Jerry Apps (virtual)
Maya Payne Smart, author of Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six
in conversation with Dr. Dipesh Navasaria, in-person at Milwaukee Public Library Centennial Hall, 733 N Eighth St - This event is currently at capacity, but we're playing with ways to increase capacity, including an overflow room where you can watch the program on video and still get your book signed and meet the author. When you can register again, this is where you'd do it!
Award-winning (and Milwaukee-based!) journalist and literacy advocate Maya Payne Smart appears with her new book, Reading for Our Lives, which provides a clear, step-by-step guide to helping your child thrive as a reader and a learner. Cohosted by Milwaukee Public Library and in conversation with Dipesh Navasaria, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UW's School of Medicine and Chair of the Reach Out and Read Board of Directors.
in conversation with Joy Powers, in-person at Boswell - register here!
Wisconsin journalist and Wisconsin Examiner Editor-in-Chief Ruth Conniff appears at Boswell with her new book, Milked, in which she introduces us to the migrants who work on dairy farms, their employers, and the surprising relationship that has formed between these two groups of people. In conversation with Joy Powers of WUWM's Lake Effect.more info on our upcoming events page. Look for the link.
Ruth Conniff is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Examiner and Editor-at-Large and former Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive magazine. She has appeared on Good Morning America, C-SPAN, and NPR and has been a frequent guest on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
in conversation with Barrett Swanson for a virtual event - click here to register for this event.
Boswell Book Company hosts award-winning writer Lydia Conklin for an evening of conversation about their new book, Rainbow Rainbow, a fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented. In conversation with Barrett Swanson, the Wisconsin-based author of Lost in Summerland.
Lydia Conklin’s writing has appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, and The Paris Review, and they have received a Stegner Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and a Creative Writing Fulbright in Poland. They’ve drawn comics for The New Yorker and The Believer and are currently the Zell Visiting Professor of Fiction at the University of Michigan. Barrett Swanson is a Contributing Editor at Harper’s Magazine and his writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and several editions of Best American Essays.
Jerry Apps, author of Meet Me on the Midway: A History of Wisconsin Fairs
a virtual event - click here to register.
Boswell is pleased to host a virtual event featuring beloved Wisconsin historian and author Jerry Apps for a conversation about his latest book, Meet Me on the Midway, an exploration of the history of county and state fairs in the Badger State. Cohosted by our friends at Books & Company in Oconomowoc.
Apps evokes the sights and sounds of fairs through the ages while digging in to the political and social forces that shaped the fair into an icon of our rural heritage. Illustrated with vintage and modern photos and featuring the voices of exhibitors, judges, volunteers, and visitors, Meet Me on the Midway vividly captures the thrills and cherished memories of these beloved annual gatherings.
Jerry Apps is author of books such as When the White Pine Was King, Living a Country Year, and Every Farm Tells a Story. He is Professor Emeritus at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UW-Madison as well as a former county extension agent. He exhibited cattle and other projects at county fairs as a 4-H member and later served as a county fair judge.
Our Adriana Trigiani event is now virtual and rescheduled for Monday, August 8 at 7 pm. At this time, we are not taking new ticket purchases.