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Penelope Niven to join Big Read in Wisconsin

UPDATE NOW CONFIRMED:  Thornton Wilder:  A Life.  An Academy Evening Talk with Tappan Wilder and Wilder biographer Penelope Niven. 

As part of southeastern Wisconsin’s fifth Big Read, a free literary event featuring Tappan Wilder and biography Penelope Niven will be presented at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.

Tappan Wilder is Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, and the manager of his literary and dramatic properties.  We will join with Penelope Niven to discuss the legacy of Thornton Wilder.  He was a multifaceted man–son, brother, student, soldier, teacher, novelist, playwright, lecturer, actor, musician, man of letters, international public figure. A very private man, he possessed a remarkable gift for friendship, and the biography offers portraits of friends he made as he traveled the globe.

Event Date/Time:
Thursday April 18th; 6:00 pm

JPAC, 408 South Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545.  Free parking.

Read a review of this important new biography by Penelope Niven.