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Madison attorney Dean A Strang returns to Boswell with his latest book, a sharp legal history of the largest mass trial in US history. Cosponsored by Wisconsin Justice Initiative. This will also be WUWM Lake Effect Executive Producer and Host Mitch Teich's last conversation at Boswell before he leaves to be the General Manager at North Country Public Radio in New York.
Dean Strang analyzes the fragility of the American criminal justice system as he details United States v. Haywood et al, the fascinating case that had a major role in shaping the modern Justice Department. Before World War I, the government reaction to labor dissent had been local, ad hoc, and quasi-military. When the United States entered the conflict in 1917, the Department of Justice embarked on a sweeping new effort - replacing gunmen with lawyers. Soon, the department systematically targeted the nation’s most radical and innovative union, the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies.
In the first legal history of this federal trial, Strang shows how the case laid the groundwork for a fundamentally different strategy to stifle radical threats and had a major role in shaping the modern Justice Department. As the trial unfolded, it became an exercise of raw force, raising serious questions about its legitimacy and revealing the fragility of a criminal justice system under great external pressure.
Dean A Strang is a criminal defense lawyer in Madison and teaches at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is the author of Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror.
Milwaukee-based Rochelle Melander, book coach, teacher, and author of ten books, including the National Novel Writing Month guide, Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It), turns every obstacle you face into quests, offering the perfect productivity solution. This event cosponsored by Red Oak Writing.
Melander offers creatives an opportunity to tackle their most common creative problems by turning them into quests. These short adventures challenge readers to investigate their life and habits to discover and use their own best practices.
Instead of playing someone else’s game, creatives will design their own game, create a playbook, define the rewards, and reap them all. Adopt a secret identity, recruit allies, identify villains, and celebrate epic wins by using a gameful approach to shaping creative life. Completing these quests won’t be a chore. Instead, Melander helps creatives relish investigating life, play with the possibilities, and maybe even have some fun along the way.
Rochelle Melander is a Milwaukee-based writing coach, teacher, and author. She is Founder of Dream Keepers, a writing workshop for children and teens in Milwaukee. She interviews authors and publishing professionals on her blog, at the Write Now! Mastermind class, and in her podcast, Business Boosting Books.
Deborah Harkness, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches visits us with her latest novel about what it takes to become a vampire.
Please register for this free event at harknessmke.bpt.me, or upgrade to a book-with-registration option for $19, which includes a paperback copy of Time's Convert, signing line priority, and all taxes and fees.
A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history and a love affair that will bridge centuries.
A Discovery of Witches was made into a television series starring Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston, and Valarie Pettiford. It aired on Sky One in the UK last fall and debuted on AMC in April. It just finished its run, but do not fear - the production has been renewed for two more seasons. If you just discovered the All Souls Trilogy via television or streaming, it's time to read the books, which, of course, are even better.
Deborah Harkness is the New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. A history professor at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships.
Boswell hosts a Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Celebration! There will be activities for young readers and giveaways of goodies like stickers, temporary tattoos, and more. Plus, we’ll have a visit from (costume characters) Dog Man and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Great for kids and adults. We’ll also have a Summer Reading Give Back donation box to collect donations of new children’s books for Next Door Foundation.
Those who wish to attend this free event are asked to register at readapaloozamke.bpt.me.
Scholastic Read-A-Palooza is a nationwide effort to unite kids, parents, educators, public librarians, community partners, and booksellers in a movement to get books to kids in need during the summer, keeping every child reading.
Milwaukee’s Next Door Foundation supports the intellectual, physical, and emotional development of children by partnering with their families for success in school and the community.
Historic Downer Avenue is home to one of the most famous urban criterium courses in the country, The Cafe Hollander Downer Classic Pro Criterium. Global in reach and extremely local in flavor, this promises to be one of the highlights of cycling in Wisconsin this summer. The full day of racing also features a popular kids’ race, a Belgian Beer Festival, the famous Ben’s Cyclery Super Prime, as well as a full slate of racing all afternoon and evening.
Boswell will be open during our normal Saturday hours, 10 am – 9 pm, on the day of the races, though please note that the race course runs directly in front of the store. While the sidewalks will be open to foot traffic, the street will be closed.
Milwaukee author Zaferos appears with his debut novel that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Peele calls a tour de force.
Poison Pen is the absurdist tale of redemption about a depressed game show host known for his cruel on-air insults and crude behavior. The story, as told by a misanthropic poison-pen-letter writer, offers an off-beat look at American culture while exploring themes of life, death, and the deeper meaning of 1960’s television shows like The Beverly Hillbillies.
Jerry Most is the acidic MC of Die Trying, a game show in which players perform death-defying acts for fabulous cash and prizes. But Jerry has had enough of his lavish lifestyle. Seeking inner meaning during a cross-country sojourn, he lands in Hammertown, a miserable northern Wisconsin burg, and Jerry encounters an offbeat cast of characters that help him begin to find redemption.
Bill Zaferos is an award-winning journalist and first-time novelist who managed to channel mental illness into creativity by writing Poison Pen during a manic high.
Boswell presents two presentations featuring book club recommendations from Boswell’s proprietor Daniel Goldin and a fascinating talk by BA Shapiro, author of The Art Forger and The Muralist. At the 6:30 program, Daniel will be joined by Elm Grove Library’s Noah Weckwerth.
Shapiro will chat about her latest, The Collector’s Apprentice, a clever, complex tale of art fraud, scandal, and revenge that opens a window into the mystery and glamour of the art world of Paris in the 1920s.
In this surprising, noirish page-turner, Shapiro once again takes readers into the world of art, glamour, and mystery. Accused of helping her fiancé steal her family’s fortune and her father’s art collection, Paulien Mertens has fled to France. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she has created a new identity.
Paulien, aka Vivienne, takes a position working for an American art collector modeled after real-life eccentric museum founder Albert Barnes and quickly becomes caught up in the 1920s Paris of artists and expats, including post-Impressionist painter Henri Matisse and writer Gertrude Stein. From there, she sets out to recover her father’s art collection, prove her innocence, and exact revenge on her ex-fiancé. Shapiro gives us an unforgettable tale about what we see and what we refuse to see.
BA Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist and The Art Forger, which won the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Boston Authors Society Award for Fiction. Before becoming a novelist, she taught sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University.
Wisconsin photojournalist Mark Hertzberg documents one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s lesser known but no less beautiful summer estates.
Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for his urban and suburban houses. Lesser known are the more than 40 summer ‘cottages’ he designed in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, many with a rustic feel and are not as easily recognized as Wright’s prolific year-round domestic designs. Among them is a stunning estate on Delavan Lake in southern Wisconsin called Penwern.
Commissioned by Chicago capitalist Fred B. Jones around 1900, Penwern has received both national and state recognition. The home’s current stewards have dedicated themselves to restoring the estate to Wright’s vision, ensuring its future. With beautiful color photographs, plus vintage black and white pictures and original Wright drawings, Hertzberg transports readers back to the glory days of gracious living and entertaining on the lake.
Hertzberg was Director of Photography of The Journal Times in Racine and serves on the board of directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Tourism Heritage Program.
Wisconsin native and Marquette Professor Emeritus discusses the first book-length study of the life and work of Jon Hassler, author of Staggerford and North of Hope, considered one Minnesota’s most beloved writers in the twentieth century.
Block offers a biographical sketch that recounts Jon Hassler's Catholic education and career as a teacher in a succession of towns in central Minnesota. He also focuses on the novels and short stories Hassler crafted from experiences and his own fertile imagination as well as stories based on the personal relationships he nurtured, sustained, and sometimes lost over time.
Hassler’s small-town roots and the sensitivity he developed as a teacher to the aspirations and frustrations of youth both contribute to his gently satiric but deeply humane renderings of middle American life. Block invited Hassler to read at Marquette, and the two corresponded for years.
Ed Block is Professor Emeritus at Marquette University. He was Senior Editor of Renascence scholarly journal. He holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Stanford University.
Boswell Book Company, Oconomowoc’s Books and Company, and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts present Bud Selig, longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball, to discuss his new book, which provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today.
VIP tickets, which include a copy of For the Good of the Game and entry to the signing line after the talk, cost $28.99 plus tax and ticket fee, available at seligwilson.bpt.me starting Wednesday, June 19 at Noon. Limited free registration, which includes admission but not signing line entry, is available Monday, June 24 at 8 am.
Selig takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues, including the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time.
With a focus on how he helped bring the game into the modern age, Selig reveals his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide and explores the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball’s continued transformation, and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning.
Bud Selig, the former President of the Milwaukee Brewers and the ninth Commissioner of Baseball, is a major supporter of his alma mater the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as Marquette University. He teaches a baseball history course at the University of Wisconsin and is also a lecturer in sports law at Marquette University and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
Milwaukee native and Edgewood Orchard Galleries founder Anne Emerson comes to Boswell to celebrate the joy and love that dogs can bring into our lives with her debut picture book.
Doodle Love tells a tale in rhyme about Stella and Tiller, two Australian Labradoodles who are best friends. Emerson explores the many breeds of dogs most commonly bred with poodles to get doodles. Her book explores the joy and love dogs can bring into our lives, portraying them in rich watercolor paintings.
Sharon Auberle, former Door County Poet Laureate, says “Emerson’s happy-go-lucky text combines brilliantly with Molly Johnson’s endearing paintings in this delightful tale. Stella and Tiller will capture your heart as they dance through their day, and the pure joy of life with these Doodles will have you smiling on every page. And, quite possibly, long after!”
Anne Emerson grew up on Milwaukee’s East side and has lived in Door County since opening Edgewood Orchard Galleries in 1969 with her mother, now owned by their daughter and her husband, Nell and JR Jarosh. Anne received the Wisconsin Governor’s Award for her work promoting the arts in education and is currently involved with Write On, in Door County.
Mary Miller, Juliet Escoria, and Elizabeth Ellen stop at Boswell on their Live Through This tour to read from their latest fiction and chat. They’ll be joined by Milwaukee writer Amanda McNeil.
Mary Miller’s latest is Biloxi, which transports readers to this delightfully wry, unapologetic corner of the south - Biloxi, Mississippi - to tell a tender, gritty tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take. Earning starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, and with, as Joyce Carol Oates writes for New York Review of Books, her “sociologist’s eye for the mundane and revealing,” Biloxi confirms Miller’s position as one of our most gifted, perceptive writers.
Juliet Escoria’s Juliet the Maniac, voted by Bustle and Nylon as a most anticipated novel of 2019, is a portrait of a young teenager’s fight toward understanding and recovering from mental illness. Escoria’s work is shockingly honest, funny, and heartfelt as it brilliantly captures the intimate triumph of a girl’s struggle to become the woman she knows she can be.
Elizabeth Ellen’s Saul Stories is the collection which includes her Pushcart Prize-winning story “Teen Culture,” first published in American Short Fiction. It’s a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends that wonders what it means to be a woman, an artist, and a mother, all at once. As Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia, says, Elizabeth Ellen is, “simply one of the best writers alive.”
Mary Miller is author of The Last Days of California and the story collections Big World and Always Happy Hour. She is a former James A Michener Fellow in Fiction and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Juliet Escoria is the author of the poetry collection Witch Hunt and the story collection Black Cloud. Elizabeth Ellen is the author of the novel Person/A, the story collection Fast Machine, and the poetry collections Elizabeth Ellen and Bridget Fonda. She is a deputy editor at Hobart. Amanda McNeil is a writer based in Milwaukee whose work has appeared in The Fix, Hobart, and Witch Craft Magazine.
The Lynden Sculpture Garden’s Women’s Speakers Series presents an afternoon with Beatriz Williams, author of historical novels such as The Summer Wives and A Hundred Summers, with her latest, an epic of espionage, love, and sacrifice, set against a shocking true crime and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.
Tickets cost $31, $26 members and include an autographed copy of The Golden Hour, light refreshments, and admission to the sculpture garden; come early to stroll the grounds! Purchase online, at lyndensculpturegarden.org/beatrizwilliams, or by phone, at (414) 446-8794.
The Bahamas, 1941. Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, whose glamourous love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees. But Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension. As Lulu infiltrates the cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of the Duke and Duchess’s marriage lies an ugly, treasonous reality. In the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe, a scientist of tremendous charm and murky loyalties. Inevitably, Lulu falls in love.
When Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.
Beatriz Williams is author of nine novels, including The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, and A Certain Age. She graduated from Stanford University, earned an MBA from Columbia University, and spent several years as a corporate strategy consultant before pursuing her passion for historical fiction.
University of Wisconsin’s Merle Curti Professor of History, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen shows how ideas have been major forces in American history, driving movements such as transcendentalism, Social Darwinism, conservatism, and postmodernism.
Long before the United States was a nation, it was a set of ideas, projected onto the New World by European explorers with centuries of belief and thought in tow. From this foundation of expectation and experience, America and American thought grew in turn, enriched by the bounties of the Enlightenment, the philosophies of liberty and individuality, the tenets of religion, and the doctrines of republicanism and democracy.
The Ideas That Made America traces how Americans have addressed the issues and events of their time and place, whether the Civil War, the Great Depression, or the culture wars of today. Spanning a variety of disciplines, from religion, philosophy, and political thought, to cultural criticism, social theory, and the arts, this introduction to American thought considers how notions about freedom and belonging, the market and morality, and even truth, have commanded generations of Americans and been the cause of fierce debate.
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen is the Merle Curti and Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches US intellectual and cultural history. He holds a PhD from Brandeis University and a BA from University of Rochester.
Klostermaniacs rejoice. Boswell Book Company and Turner Hall Ballroom present special evening with beloved cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We’re Wrong? and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, with his latest, a razor-sharp, hilarious collection of “fictional nonfiction” - stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection. He’ll chat with Doug Gordon, host of WPR’s BETA.
Tickets cost $27, and include admission to the event and an autographed copy of Raised in Captivity. Available at pabsttheater.org/event/chuckklosterman2019.
Raised in Captivity is ceaselessly inventive, hostile to corniness in all its forms, and mean only to the things that really deserve it. Klosterman’s wildly entertaining and mind-bending stories are microdoses of straight dope, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears, and preoccupations. A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A band wrestles with new-found fame when its song becomes a white supremacist anthem. A man sees a whale struck by lightning and knows that everything about his life has to change.
Funny, wise, and weird, these stories converge in one of the most original and exciting collections in recent memory, one that marks a cosmic leap forward for one of our most consistently interesting writers, the man The Los Angeles Times says, “has a knack for holding up a magical high-def mirror to American pop culture.”
Chuck Klosterman is author of eight nonfiction books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, I Wear the Black Hat, and Killing Yourself to Live, and the novels Downtown Owl and The Visible Man. He has written for The New York Times, Esquire, and ESPN and served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine. Klosterman appeared as himself in the documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits and was a founder of Grantland.
- Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – David Bell, author of the high concept psychological suspense novel Layover and Somebody’s Daughter
- Wednesday, July 17, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Linda S Godrey, author of I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore, in conversation with Milwaukee's Tea Krulos
- Thursday, July 18, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Psychotherapist Sari Solden and Clinical Psychologist Michelle Frank, co-authors of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers
- Friday, July 19, 2:00 pm, at Boswell – Bianca Marais, author of If You Want to Make God Laugh and the Boswell favorite, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words - Register for this free event at maraismke.bpt.me. Ten lucky attendees will get a $5 Boswell gift card. No purchase necessary, but you must register in advance to qualify.
- Monday, July 22, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Carson Vaughan, author of Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream , in conversation with Larry Watson
- Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Marquette University Associate Professor of History Michael Wert, author of Samurai: A Concise History
- Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Charles Benjamin Schudson, author of Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions
- Thursday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Madison’s Tom Miller, author of The Philosopher’s War, the sequel to The Philosopher’s Flight
- Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Veronica Rueckert, author of Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free - we’re saying goodbye to bookseller Olivia Valenza with a short performance opening this event
- Monday, July 29, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Milwaukee-based cultural critic Joey Grihalva, author of Milwaukee Jazz, with special guest Adekola Adedapo
- Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Lee Zacharias, author of Across the Great Lake, a 2019 Michigan Notable Book
- Wednesday, July 31, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Milwaukee’s David S. Pederson, author of Death Takes a Bow - Pederson’s most recent novel was a Lambda Literary Award finalist
- Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Ben L Califf, author of Organumics: An Epigenetic Framing of Consciousness, Life, and Evolution
- Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Book club night, with Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had, along with a delightful book presentation from sales representative Jason Gobble
- Wednesday, August 7, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Joe Sacksteder, author of Make/Shift, a new collection of short stories
- Thursday, August 8, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Marty Peck, author of One Country Club Drive: Stories Across Three Generations of Greenskeeping - also available in a hardcover edition
- Sunday, August 11, 2:00 pm, at Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC – Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center presents Howard Reich, author of The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel
- Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Andrew Shaffer, author of Hope Rides Again - the second Obama Biden mystery, following Hope Never Dies
- Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – J Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota and Kitchens of the Great Midwest – a novel about a brew pub. Register for this event at stradalmke.bpt.me – ten lucky attendees will get a $5 gift card – no purchase necessary, but you must pre-register to qualify
- Thursday, August 15, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Our rescheduled evening with Michael Moreci, author of We Are Mayhem, the sequel to Black Star Renegades, in conversation Javier Ramirez of Oak Park’s The Book Table
- Friday, August 16, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Billy Jensen, author of Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders - Jensen is the writer who finished Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark after her death - in conversation with Doug Gordon, host of Wisconsin Public Radio's Beta. Free registration at jensenmke.bpt.me or upgrade to a book-with-ticket and get signing line priority.
- Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm, at Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Pl – Mark Hineline, author of Ground Truth: A Guide to Tracking Climate Change at Home - admission is pay what you can
- Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Caitlin PenzeyMoog, author of On Spice: Advice, Wisdom, and History with a Grain of Saltiness
- Thursday, August 22, 2:00 pm, at Boswell – Celebrating the latest Door County mystery with a visit from Patricia Skalka, author of Death by the Bay, featuring Detective Sheriff Dave Kubiak
- Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies Bianca J Baldridge, author of Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work
- Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm reception, 7:30 talk, at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W Brown Deer Road – Francis De Pontes Peebles, author of The Air You Breathe - ticket price and purchase link to come
- Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Dave Rearick, author of Spirit of a Dream: A Sailor's Ultimate Journey Around the World Alone
- Thursday, September 5, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Former Milwaukeean Susan Welch, author of A Thread So Fine, a novel set in 1940s Minnesota
- Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 pm, at University School of Milwaukee, 2100 W Fairy Chasm Rd in River Hills – The USM Global Scholars Program presents Masha Gessen, author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russsia - Registration link to come
- Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Timothy Faust, author of Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next
- Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Sarah A. Seo, author of Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom , cosponsored by UWM Urban Studies Program
- Friday, September 20, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Beloit College Professor of English Chris Fink, author of Add This to the List of Things That You Are , a collection of short fiction
- Saturday, September 21, 11:00 am, at Boswell – Fall-themed Storytime with Matthew Farina, and Doug Salati, author illustrator of Lawrence in the Fall - Farina grew up in Waukesha
- Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 pm, at Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W Layton Ave – Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, author of Lalalani of the North - Registration link to follow
- Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Milwaukee writer Daniel Holland, author of Death Wins All Wars: Resisting the Draft in the 1960s
- Thursday, September 26, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Award-winning journalist Atia Abawi, author of A Land of Permanent Goodbyes, a novel for adults and teens about a Syrian refugee family, cosponsored by University School of Milwaukee
- Friday, September 27, 4:00 pm, at Boswell – Matt Tavares, author and illustrator of Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever, from the author of Matt and Lulu
- Sunday, September 29, 3:00 pm, at Boswell – Former Wisconsinite Dan Kois, author of How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
- Monday, September 30, at Boswell – Colorado Book Award winner David Milofsky, author of The Milwaukee Inheritance
- Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Carol Anshaw, author of Right After the Weather and Carry the One, in conversation with Jane Hamilton
- Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Journalist Michael Deibert, author of When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico, cosponsored by The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies UWM
- Friday, October 11, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Elizabeth Ames, author of, The Other’s Gold, a debut novel with this praise from Jesmyn Ward: “Reading Elizabeth Ames's The Other's Gold is like sinking into a lucid dream, wonderful and unsettling in turns, surreally beautiful throughout.”
- Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm, at Boswell – Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Psychology Sarah E Hill, author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences
- Saturday, November 2, 6:00 pm, at Boswell – Aaron Cohen, author of Move on Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power , featuring DJ Eric Blowtorch
Please remember that while we try to update this page as frequently as possible, all events are subject to change. If you have any concerns, please contact Boswell. Also note that ticketed events do sell out, and all events are subject to capacity. It never hurts to come early.