Novelist Peter Geye, poet Juliet Patterson, and I will talk about place and process in this evening event at Magers and Quinn Booksellers. Come out and join the conversation!
Artist Viktoria Ford will be showing her beautiful work inspired by river systems at the Illini Union Art Gallery. Her paintings will be interspersed with passages from After the Dam. I'll read from the book the night of the opening. Come meet Viktoria, see her work, and listen to writing about rivers, surrounded by art about rivers.
Partners in crime Karen Shoemaker and Allen Gee will join me on a lively panel, "Writing About Place: Growing Where We're Planted" at the Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival from 1 - 2 p.m. Later, at 4, we'll join a conversation with several other writers about Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.