Looking for something to do this weekend? Take a drive over to Edgerton on Saturday, September 24, and check out their annual Sterling North Book & Film Festival. More than 20 authors are expected to appear at the event, including Alison Arngrim (“Nellie Oleson” from TV’s “Little House on the Prairie”), and UW-Whitewater’s own Margot Peters, a 1969-1991 professor of English. Ms. Peters’ latest book is a biography titled Lorine Niedecker: A Poet’s Life. A complete list of authors is available on the event website.
In addition to the author talks, there will be a huge used book sale from 10am-4pm in the Tri-County Community Center in Edgerton, where two of the authors, Alison Arngrim and Jon Scieszka, will sign copies of their books from 1pm-4pm.
The event website doesn’t list an itinerary of where each author is speaking and when. If you’re interested in hearing a particular author speak, try calling the newspaper office, the Edgerton Reporter, at (608) 884-3367 for specifics. They published a special insert on the event this week. On Saturday, you could try calling the public library between 10am and 3pm at 608-884-4511.
Don’t miss it!