THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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Oct
15
Tue
Lake Reading Series with Author Nickolas Butler
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet an author! Nickolas Butler will read a selection of his work. There will be open mic before his reading.
 
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Nickolas Butler was raised in Eau Claire and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His first novel was the internationally best-selling and prize-winning Shotgun Lovesongs, which has been optioned for film development and translated into ten languages. Beneath the Bonfire, a collection of short stories, followed a year later. In 2017, The Hearts of Men was short-listed for two of France’s most prestigious literary prizes even before its American publishing. In 2019, his fourth book, Little Faith was published, and he is already at work on another novel set in the mountains of the American West. Prior to publishing Shotgun Lovesongs, Butler worked a long list of jobs including: coffee roaster, liquor store clerk, office manager, hot-dog vendor, author escort, meat-packer, bed-and-breakfast manager, telemarketer, and Burger King maintenance man. He is married and lives with his wife and two children on sixteen acres of land adjacent to a buffalo farm in rural Wisconsin.
 
Cash bar available.
 
Arrangements for the appearance of Nickolas Butler made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
 
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series. A free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theatre. Cash bar. Bar opens at 6 pm.
 
Apr
16
Thu
Lake Reading Series: Student Voices **VIRTUAL**
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Students will be creating videos of readings of their written work. We will share the videos on this page as well as our Facebook page on April 16.
This evening is for the upcoming student poets and writers to shine. Local students will read from pieces of their own work. Listen to original work created by local students!
 
This reading is supported by Marian University.
 
Part of THELMA’s Lake Reading Series. A free event focusing on visual arts, music, film and theatre. 
 
Aug
3
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! 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 August 3 at 7 pm. We meet the first Monday of the month.  

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. 

“Perhaps the ultimate quarantine read . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It’s a manual for getting through the days to come.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

 

 

Sep
8
Tue
THELMA Book Club
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. 
 
Join us for our next meeting September 8 at 7 pm.  Free to attend! ***We will be in a large space to accommodate social distancing. A mask or face covering is required in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.***

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK!

About the book:

“Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly

Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

 

Nov
2
Mon
THELMA Book Club
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Art Forger by B.A Shapiro .
 
You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. 
 
Join us for our next meeting November 7 at 7 pm (Election Day Eve).  Free to attend! ***We will be in a large space to accommodate social distancing. A mask or face covering is required in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.***

 

About the book:

“On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.” –Good Reads

“For those willing to forgive the occasional misstep, “The Art Forger” will reward their forbearance and, through its engaging premise, their intelligence.” -Maxwell Carter, The New York Times