Lawrence University will host visits by three authors and a documentary film screening in conjunction with the 6th annual Fox Cities Book Festival. Â All events are free and open to the public. Lawrence is one of the sponsors of the book festival.
Writer and neuroscientist Lisa Genova, author of the New York Timesâ€™ bestsellers â€śLove Anthony,â€ť â€śStill Aliceâ€ť and â€śLeft Neglectedâ€ť speaks Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Harper Hall. Genova, who writes â€śabout people living with neurological diseases and conditions that are feared, ignored, or misunderstood,â€ť has appeared on Dr. Oz and CNN and was featured in the Emmy Award-winning documentary film about Alzheimerâ€™s, â€śTo Not Fade Away.â€ť
Humorist Michael Perry, author of the memoirs â€śPopulation 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,â€ť â€śTruck: A Love Storyâ€ť and â€śCoop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting,â€ť appears Saturday, April 20 at 12 noon in the Warch Campus Center.
Perry, who grew up on a small dairy farm and today makes his home in rural Wisconsin, has written for The New York Times Magazine as well as Esquire, Outside and Backpacker magazines and is a contributing editor to Menâ€™s Health.
Award-winning Canadian food journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King discusses her book â€śFood and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolutionâ€ť Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Thomas Steitz Hall of Science Room 102.
Cockrall-King examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits and taking their â€śfood securityâ€ť into their own hands Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Thomas Steitz Hall of Science Room 102. Her appearance is supported by Lawrenceâ€™s Spoerl Lecture in Science and Society.
The film â€śChasing Ice,â€ť a documentary by National Geographic photographer James Balog will be shown Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema. The film follows Balogâ€™s journey across the Arctic documenting melting glaciers over a three-year period. A discussion will be held following the screening.
Lawrence Associate Professor of English David McGlynn delivers the talk â€śFrom Essay to Memoir: The Conversion of a Door in the Oceanâ€ť Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at Thomas A. Lyons Fine Books, 124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 140, Neenah.
Last month McGlynn was named recipient of the Council for Wisconsin Writersâ€™ Kenneth Kingery/August Derleth Nonfiction Book AwardÂ for â€śA Door in the Ocean,â€ť which traces McGlynnâ€™s journey from competitive swimming and family tragedy through radical evangelicalism and adult life.
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