Casey McQuiston (they/them) is the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop, Red, White, & Royal Blue , and I Kissed Shara Wheeler , as well as a pie enthusiast. Born and raised in Louisiana, they now live in New York City with Pepper, a poodle mix and semipro personal assistant. Casey will… Continue reading Galena LitFest: An Evening with Casey McQuiston (virtual)
The writing workshop will center on James Baldwin's essay, "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew." which was published in The Progressive magazine in 1962 and is in the form of a letter to his 15-year-old nephew. Ta-Nehisi Coates' highly-acclaimed 2015 book Between the World and Me, borrows from Baldwin and is also written in… Continue reading Galena LitFest: Creative Nonfiction: The Epistolary Essay (hybrid)
A poetry reading and discussion with Angie Trudell Vasquez, current City of Madison Poet Laureate. Angie will read from her latest book, My People Redux , selections from her collection, In Light, Always Light, and new poems. She will also lead a discussion about community, craft, and poetry as a visual art form. Angie Trudell… Continue reading Galena LitFest: An Evening of Poetry with Angie Trudell Vazquez (hybrid)
In collaboration with Beth Dooley and using her recipes as a guide, Chef Fernando at Galena Cellars Downtown has curated a special four course selection of small bites showcasing local producers + wine pairings! Beth will be the keynote speaker featuring a discussion about her most recent cookbook, The Perennial Kitchen: Simple Recipes for a… Continue reading Galena LitFest: Savoring Winter – A Feast! (in-person)
The morning book club will be reading "The Marriage Portrait" by Maggie O'Farrell. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The evening book club will be reading "The Sewing Girls Tale" by John Wood Sweet. This meeting will be hybrid. If you'd like the Zoom link, please reach out to email@example.com. Or attend at in-person at the library.