Upcoming events at the Reader's Loft

  Robert is an accomplished entertainer, author, and Nashville recording artist - with a highly anticipated new record and a new novel. He will be traveling to ALL 50 States in 52 Weeks and the nationwide.  

Becky – his wife, best friend and favorite muse inspired the tour. Becky was diagnosed in 2016 with an aggressive and difficult to treat form of cancer. At that time the outlook was bleak. And yet, Becky insisted that he publish the novel, and produce the record she so adored. Having the possibility to travel, and see the country, on tour, was also her idea. It served as motivation for her, and for Robert, throughout Becky’s yearlong treatment; through countless chemotherapy sessions, and surgeries. 

It has been reported that Becky is in remission, the book is getting rave reviews, and the new record may be Robert’s best yet. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Featuring:

Barb Germiat & AL DeGenova 

  Barb is a Fox Valley poet. Her poetry has been published in WFOP Calendar, Fox Cry Literary Review, Portage (online), Creative Wisconsin Literary Journal, Appleton Post-Crescent, Sisters Today, St. Anthony Messenger, and elsewhere. She published a chapbook in 2017 Look, the Silence. 

 Al DeGenova is a poet, editor/publisher, teacher, and blues saxophonist.  He grew up in Chicago and now lives with his family in Oak Park, Illinois.  He is the author of three full-length poetry collections: most recently Black Pearl, poems of love, sex and regret The Blueing Hours; and Back Beat - a collection of poetry combined with memoir tracing the influences of the Beat movement on two contemporary poets. Back Beat was co-authored with poet Charles Rossiter. 

 

    Robert H. Boyer received his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and spent the next 36 years teaching at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. He has traveled extensively in Spain and the Philippines. Now retired, Bob continues to teach occasionally and write regularly. His publications include Visions and Imaginings: Classic Fantasy Fiction and Sundays in Manila, a memoir. Though he became well-practiced in the oral story-telling tradition, The Magic Necklace of Al-Andalus is his first novel. He attributes any successes to Barbara, his spouse of 53 years, with whom he resides in De Pere, WI.

 Scott Winkler is a graduate of St. Norbert College, and he earned both his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Scott's work, both creative and academic, has appeared in a variety of publications ranging from The Journal of Popular Culture and Aethlon to Elysian Fields Quarterly and Peninsula Pulse, among others. In addition to being an author, Scott Winkler is a husband and father, a teacher and scholar, and a concerned citizen of a nation yet to achieve its potential. His first book, The Wide Turn Toward Home, was published in 2008. Scott and his family live in rural Wisconsin.