Sat in on Michael Perry's delightful performance at Border's Madison West last Thursday evening (Oct. 11) as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. And what a crowd turned out. Learn more about Mike's work by going to www.sneezingcow.com. He's a "comer" in the writing business, no doubt about it.
I read a little from my novel, IN A PICKLE, at a Book Festival offering called "Renewing the Countryside and Celebrating Wisconsin" at Madison's main library on Saturday afternoon.
I shared the podium with Jan Joannides from Minneapolis, who, along with Jerry Hembd and Jody Padgham edited an informative and beautifully illustrated book, RENEWING THE COUNTRYSIDE OF WISCONSIN. The book is available from The University of Wisconsin Press.
Michelle Miller from the University of Wisconsin's Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems moderated the program. Check out the group, they are doing interesting work. www.cias.wisc.edu.
Following our presentations, we had an interesting discussion with many questions from the substantial audience.
Interest in rural life and examining ways of preserving it appears on the increase.
The Old Timer Says: "Do nothing in haste, except running away from an angry dog."