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Feb
20
Wed
Community Voices: Laura Jean Baker
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Raised by therapists; married to a defense attorney, Laura Jean Baker writes where mental health, crime, and family intersect. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow for graduate study. Three days after giving birth to her first baby, Irie, L.J. was hired to teach in an adjunct capacity in the Department of English at UW Oshkosh. Four years later, she earned a tenure-track position in the same department (different office), ultimately being awarded tenure and becoming an Associate Professor in 2013. Her memoir, The Motherhood Affidavits, was released by The Experiment in April  2018.

Baker will read a selection of her work, The Motherhood Affidavits.

Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series, a free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theater.

Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.

This reading is supported by Marian University.

Mar
4
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books.

Led by Amy Manion, join us for our next meeting March 4 at 7 pm.

The book we will be reading is Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

About the book:

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle–and people in general–has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.

To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence–creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.

 

Purchase a book and join us March 4 at 7 pm!
Free admission
Cash bar available
 
Apr
16
Tue
Student Voices
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This evening is for the upcoming student poets and writers to shine. Local students will read from pieces of their own work.

Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series, a free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theater.

Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.

This reading is supported by Marian University.