As part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, Bruce Machart and Matthew Batt will present on the Lawrence University campus on Friday, April 11 at 4pm in the Pusey Room in the Warch Campus Center.
Bruce Machart is the author of the award-winning novel, The Wake of Forgiveness (2010), and the collection of short stories, Men in the Making (2011), both published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Reviewers have called The Wake of Forgiveness mesmerizing, evocative, and a dazzling tale of retribution, redemption, and morality. The novel won the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Prize for fiction and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association’s Reading the West Prize. It was also named to several “top ten title” lists for 2010.
Both of Machart’s books are available in the Mudd, and more information on the author can be found on his website and the Fox Cities Book Festival author page.
Matthew Batt is the author of Sugarhouse, a nonfiction account of renovating a Salt Lake City crack house and his life along with it. He’s the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation, and his work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and has lately been finishing work on a collection of essays and a novel set in Milwaukee.
Sugarhouse can be found in the Mudd Library, and more information on Batt can be found on the Fox Cities Book festival author page.
Beginning Sunday, April 14th and lasting through Saturday April 20th, the Mudd Library will be celebrating National Library Week! We have planned a variety of exciting events. Stop in to celebrate with us!
Library Student Worker Appreciation Day: Say ‘thanks’ to our library’s excellent student workers. Tuesday, April 16th
Make Your Voice Heard! Take part in a quick usability survey about the library’s new website. Pizza and beverages for all participants. Wednesday, April 17th, 6-8 pm.
Get a cookie for asking a question at the reference desk Thursday night from 6-10. Yes, may I have a cookie will suffice.
Take part in the following fun events all week long:
Enter in our annual Haiku contest for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.
Tell us why you love the Mudd Library.
Check out our display of staff favorites. We’ll be adding new favorites all week- so check back frequently.
As if Library Week wasn’t enough fun, members of the Mudd Library staff have also been helping to plan the following events around campus and in the community.
The Fox Cities Book Festival lasts from April 17th through April 24. A variety of festival events are scheduled to take place on the Lawrence campus. Take a look at the festival website for more information.
Women and Identity in Gaming Symposium, hosted by the Lawrence University Gaming Club, will be held on April 20th on the Lawrence Campus. This day-long event will feature discussions, activities, and presentations from two fantastic guest speakers. See the Women and Identity in Gaming website or Facebook page for more information.
We’ve got fun going on all week long! Come join us every day for FREE coffee. Bring your mug and fill up at the circulation desk. There will also be several scavenger hunts, a caption the photo contest and more! For a full line-up and daily updates, please visit the Seeley G. Mudd page on Facebook.