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Spring Literary Luncheon featuring Shauna Singh Baldwin
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Please plan to join us for the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library Spring Literary Luncheon, featuring author Shauna Singh Baldwin and her latest novel The Selector of Souls, winner of the 2013 Council for Wisconsin Writers Anne Powers Fiction Prize. The event will be held at the Wisconsin Club on Thursday, May 8. The invitation is included in the April issue of The Reader. Seating is limited. Please reply by May 2nd. Reservations will be held at the door. 


Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame
The Milwaukee Public Library’s Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame pays tribute to a spectrum of literary talents – novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, historians – whose work has been influenced by their life and experiences in Wisconsin. The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library sponsors the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame reception when a new name is added.


Milwaukee Poet Laureate
2013-2015 Poets Laureate, James Chapson and Jeff Poniewaz help to promote poetry throughout Milwaukee.

“The Poet Laureate project seeks to foster a greater appreciation and understanding within the community of the reading and writing of poetry,” said Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library President Marsha Huff. “With the support of the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, we can offer this valuable program.”