Michael Perry - Northwoods Book Festival
Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. He will speak about his work at the Minocqua Public Library on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00pm as part of the Northwoods Book Festival.
Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. His first book for young readers, The Scavengers, was published in 2014 and first novel for adult readers, The Jesus Cow, was published in May of 2015. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wound up writing by happy accident. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an intermittent pig farmer. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds (currently recording their third album for Amble Down Records). He has recorded three live humor albums including Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues, and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.
The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. It crosses three county lines–Iron, Oneida and Vilas–to bring communities together.
All programs are free and open to the public. Events will be held at each participating library, and patrons are encouraged to attend events at all of our participating locations.
The 2017 Northwoods Book Festival series is also sponsored by a grant from the St. Matthias Thrift Shop in Minocqua, Wisconsin.
For more information, visit www.NorthwoodsBookFest.org