On Tuesday, November 1st, essayist and travel writer John Hildebrand will read from his recent work as part of the Laureate Writers Series at The Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W. 2nd St., Winona at 7pm. The event is open to the public. The reading will be followed by a book signing and an open mic. Readers young and old are encouraged to read at the open mic.
John Hildebrand is the author of four books—The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac; A Northern Front: New & Selected Essays; Mapping the Farm: The Chronicle of a Family; and Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon—that often explore the relationships between a particular place and the people who live there. His work has appeared in such magazines as Harper’s, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, and Outside. He is the recipient of the Norbert Blei/August Derleth Award for Nonfiction from the Council of Wisconsin Writers, a Minnesota Book Award, the BANTA Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, and the Chancellor’s Regional Literary Award from UW-Whitewater as well as fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference. He received an MFA from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and, except for brief stints in England and Alaska, spent his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. His favorite mode of travel is canoe, and he is currently at work on a book about Wisconsin rivers.
This event is sponsored by the Blue Heron Coffee House and the Winona Fine Arts Commission.
The Laureate Writer’s Series is sponsored by the City of Winona’s Fine Arts Commission. The City of Winona is a partner of River Arts Alliance.