Upcoming events at the Reader's Loft

 Bob Schneider, author of the new travel guide Wisconsin Waterfalls (Miriah Systems LLC, 2018), will be at the Reader’s Loft on Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 PM to give a talk about Adventures in Waterfalling! This event is a HOW-TO on finding waterfalls while safely enjoying your own discoveries along the way. Be prepared to take a peek inside Bob’s backpack to learn tricks he’s discovered over the past 3 years of traversing the state in search of every waterfall in Wisconsin.

Faith Sullivan will visit the Reader’s Loft while taking a break from her writing retreat at Write On, Door County, where she will be working on her next novel “Ruby” – the story of a Harvester orphan girl who made a brief appearance in Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse (2015, Milkweed Editions).

She writes about topics that everyone can relate to: human relationships;

Faith's novels dig deep into topics everyone can relate to: human relationships, how we hurt each other; how we love each other; how we let each other down all while constructing her own township of Harvester.

And she may even dish about hosting monthly writers groups at her Minneapolis home where members include Kate DiCamillo and Lorna Landvik; “they “have supper and drink a lot of wine and yell and laugh and carry on,” Sullivan said.  


It's that time of the year again when we pop up the tent near the willow trees and spend an afternoon in the shade listening to area musicians and poets while sipping on cold drinks and nibbling savory snacks. Please mark your calendar for this coming July 28 event. 

More details coming soon......

  Tara Jepsen is a writer, skateboarder, comic, and actor living in Los Angeles, California. Her novel, Like a Dog, was released on the Sister Spit imprint of City Lights Publishers in September of 2017. She has also been published by The Believerxojane.com, and SF Weekly, among others. She has toured and performed with seminal queer cabaret Sister Spit from 1997 on, and co-hosted the legendary San Francisco queer literary open mic K’vetsh. She has also written and/or performed at Dixon Place in NYC, San Francisco’s Sketchfest, and the UCB in LA, among others. You may have also seen her on season two of Transparent. Tara and Miriam Klein-Stahl, illustrator of the Rad Women book series, co-founded queer skateboard brand Pave the Way Skateboards. In March of 2018, The Smithsonian American History Museum asked to include a Pave the Way deck in their collection. Tara was born and raised in Green Bay, WI.


The 10th annual Writers’ Police Academy offers an exciting and heart-pounding interactive and educational hands-on experience for writers to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, and forensics. This is the 10th anniversary so expect the largest and most thrilling event we’ve produced to date. The lineup is unbelievable, with guest of honor speaker Jeffery Deaver entertaining folks at the open-to-the-public banquet on Satruday night!

When: August 9-12, 2018  Where: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
International Public Safety Training Academy
Green Bay, Wisconsin

As always, there’s far too much to see and do in a single weekend, so get plenty of rest, wear comfortable shoes, and prepare to be blown away by THE event of a lifetime!

Hotel: HYATT REGENCY GREEN BAY 333 Main Street Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, 54301 Tel: +1 920 432 1234

To make your hotel reservations please click the following link: HYATT RESERVATIONS

Airport: Austin Straubel International Airport
Airport Code – GRB Shuttles are provided between the airport and event hotel.

Since the 2018 WPA is our 10th anniversary, they’ve pushed their own limits to take the 2018 WPA to a level of unbelievable excitement and heart-pounding action. You will not believe your eyes.

*This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, forensics, and EMS training at a renowned international law enforcement training academy. Top instructors and experts! It is THE event of the year. An experience of a lifetime!

*Space for the 2018 Writers’ Police Academy is limited.  So please register early. These slots will go quickly.

Registration – $425  ** Registration opens at noon (EST) February 18, 2018.**

Registration includes ALL workshops and sessions, transportation to and from the hotel and academy and to all off-site activities, catered lunches at the academy, all workshops.
The Saturday night banquet, of course, is extra, and optional. But you will not want to miss the festivities and the fantastic food, as well as the company of your fellow WPA recruits and faculty.

*Sisters in Crime, a major sponsor of the event, offers a special discount for SinC members attending for the 1st time. Join SinC now to receive your discount!  Breakfasts and WiFi are free for WPA registrants staying at the Hyatt Regency Green Bay. Hotel provides shuttle service to and from the airport.