Location: Camp Bar
Join the conversation as we discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven at Camp Bar. There will be plenty to talk about as local author Jessie Garcia leads the discussion. Grab a refreshment, and share your thoughts on 2018’s Shorewood Reads title.
This is the first of two Shorewood Reads community discussions leading up to Mandel's visit on Tuesday, April 10th. The morning book discussion will take place at North Shore Boulangerie on Wednesday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
ABOUT JESSIE GARCIA:
Award winning sportscaster Jessie Garcia has been covering Wisconsin athletes and Olympians since 1992, first at WISCTV in Madison and then at WTMJTV in Milwaukee. Garcia was one of the first women in the country to host an NFL coach's show and served as the Green Bay Packers' sideline reporter. Garcia's work has also appeared on Milwaukee Public Radio and in several newspapers and magazines. A Madison native, she teaches journalism at two universities in Milwaukee. Her memoir My Life with the Green and Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.