Coming of Age
Two sisters skip town in Jeannette Walls’ new novel
Set in the tumultuous 1970s at the height of racial integration and a declining economy, The Silver Star shares the story of a resilient and idealistic child with enough strength to persevere through even the toughest of challenges.
Jeannette Walls is the bestselling author of the memoir The Glass Castle. She is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has worked at several publications, including USA Today and Esquire. Walls will speak at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.
Poetry Reading by Jim Chapson and James Belflower
7 p.m., June 21
Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust St.
Two visionary poets will perform at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Jim Chapson, the 2013-2015 Milwaukee Poet Laureate, and James Belflower, the author of the forthcoming book A Public Primer, will feature selected works in a live reading. Chapson has lived in Milwaukee since 1976 and currently teaches creative writing at UW-Milwaukee. His most recent books are Daphnis & Ratboy and Scholia. Belflower, who resides in New York, is the author of Commuter, which was voted the 2009 Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence by ColdFront magazine.