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UWFox Welcomes ‘Fox Cities Reads’ Author Michael Perry

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The Fox Cities community is invited to engage in the “Fox Cities Reads” Book Festival by attending a presentation and writing workshop by this year’s featured author, Wisconsin’s own Michael Perry. The homegrown, thought-provoking, hilarious and insightful author will be presenting a talk at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus on Wednesday, April 15 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the campus’ student union.Author: Michael Perry

Perry will be conducting his writer’s workshop at the UWFox campus from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., shortly after his mid-day presentation.

A noted humorist and author, Perry has an array of published works, including his bestselling memoirs, “Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” and “Truck: A Love Story,” the essay collection “Off Main Street,” and the upcoming memoir “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting.” He has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Backpacker, Orionand Salon.com, and is a contributing editor toMen’s Health.

Perry’s essays have been heard on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and he has performed and produced two live audience recordings, “I Got It From the Cows,”and “Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow.” Perry lives in rural Wisconsin, and information about him can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.

Perry’s mid-day presentation as well as his writer’s workshop are free and open to the public, with unreserved seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

For more information about Perry’s presentation and workshop at UWFox, call Jeff Kuepper, Student Activities Coordinator, 832-2671, email jeff.kuepper@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu. For more information about the Fox Cities Book Festival, visit http://www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org or http://www.foxcitiesreads.org/.


Posted 4/2/2009