Events for Shorewood Reads 2018 will take place from January through April 10, 2018.
Story Slam - Wed. Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven features characters who live in an airport and others who traverse the Great Lakes region without modern transportation. Kick off Shorewood Reads 2018 with your own story centered around themes of airports and/or transportation in this all-ages open-mic event. Storytellers can sign up for a five-minute time slot to tell a personal story or share an original fiction tale. (We prefer that stories are told, but reading from a script is okay if that is more comfortable for you.) Bring your story to life or just come to listen!
The History and Culture of Tattoos featuring Amelia Klem Osterud - Tues. Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
In Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Kirsten Raymonde has several tattoos that carry special meaning. Tattoos continue to grow in popularity, but how did something that was once taboo become mainstream? Amelia Klem Osterud will talk about the history of tattoos, from ancient times to modern designs, as well as the daring tattooed performers that were the focus of her 2014 book, The Tattooed Lady: A History.
Stone Soup Story Time - Tues. Feb. 27, time TBD
A story time for little ones, featuring the cast of Stone Soup Shakespeare - a real-life traveling Shakespeare troupe!
Backstage Pass to King Lear - Tues. Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Stone Soup Shakespeare takes us backstage, describing what it's like to be part of a traveling Shakespeare troupe.
Senior Resource Center Book Club - Tues. Mar. 7, 11:00 a.m.
How to Survive a Pandemic - Tues. Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m.
In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a flu-like pandemic wipes out a significant portion of the Earth's population. What if this really happened? Shel Delisle, retired paramedic and now teacher at UW-Waukesha's Continuing Education program, will answer that question.
Author Talk with Emily St. John Mandel - Tues. Apr. 10, time TBD
An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel - Tues. Apr. 10, time TBD