Amy Lou Jenkins’ ‘Five Seasons’
Plus: Richard Cutler’s memoir and a poetry reading
Memoirs continue to fascinate serious scholars,
book club devotees and general bookworms alike. Milwaukee is home to numerous authors whose
incredible life stories have turned into worthy tomes. The latest, Richard
Cutler, chronicles his time as a lawyer, entrepreneur and community service
leader in I Came, I Saw, I Wrote.
Cutler, who was instrumental in shaping the growth of metropolitan Milwaukee, also worked as a spy for the U.S. Army, led
local planning for safe land use and water issues, and helped to bring the
Seattle Pilots to Milwaukee,
where they later became our Milwaukee Brewers. Cutler’s life has been dedicated
to fair business practices and public service. To top it off, I Came, I Saw, I Wrote establishes him
as a legitimate author as well. Cutler will share his story at Boswell Book Co. on Thursday, April 29,
at 7 p.m.
Since 1996, April has been dubbed “National Poetry Month” as part of an effort to promote poetry books and performances. But that doesn’t mean your love for lyrical beauty can’t extend into other months. Oconomowoc’s Books & Co. kicks off the new month with its “Community Poetry Reading.” On Saturday, May 1, at 7 p.m., Books & Co. encourages neighborhood residents to display their original works or recite famous ballads. Registration for those reciting poetry is requested.