(Baraboo, Wis.) Wisconsin Reads The Round House: A National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read will culminate with a reading (via Skype) by author Louise Erdrich. Community members are encouraged to gather at the T.N. Savides Library on the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County campus from 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
The reading is the culmination of Wisconsin Reads The Round House: An NEA Big Read, which has included book discussions, films, lectures, youth programming, and many other events in Baraboo, Marshfield, Rice Lake, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Germantown, Hayward/Lac Courte Oreilles and West Bend. Erdrich will be reading and discussing The Round House at a Native American Literary Feast and Festival at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
Louise Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota as a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the oldest of seven children. Erdrich’s works spans 15 novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. She is the recipient of, among other awards, the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her debut novel, Love Medicine, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich will read from her fourteenth novel The Round House (2012), for which she received The National Book Award for fiction.
For more information about this event and NEA Big Read, contact UW-Barron County Senior Lecturer Lee Friederich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.234.8176 x5480