Upcoming events at the Reader's Loft

Saturday, January 19 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sandra Shackelford has been facilitating a Reader's Loft Writing Circle since 2017.  Within 2 years the circles have grown from one session of writers per week to three sessions!  Sandra's keen scence and gentle touch allows her to quietly tease stories from the her writers. The Circle is a place where people are encouraged to write & read their own work, to listen to fellow writers, and respond to each other through critique and recognition. Sandra's supportive style and depth of knowledge in memoir writing aid in creating a comfortable place for exploration of personal stories. Please join us as we celebrate Sandra and the Writers of the Circle!  Sip beverages and nibble savory treats while listening to the work generated by this dynamic group. You may even find yourself wanting to join the circle on its next go-around. Save the date!

Saturday, February 16 at 1:00PM

Susan Gloss is the author of the USA Today bestselling novel Vintage,  as well as its companion novel, The Curiosities, coming February 5, 2019 from William Morrow/HarperCollins. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in English and Spanish, and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her family. She’s also a proud member of the Tall Poppy Writers, a community of women writers from around the country and globe.

Friday, February 22 at 5:30PM

  Nicholas Bush is a reformed drug addict who works with addicts and criminals in halfway houses and prisons to help them turn their lives around. He began combating his own addiction after losing a sister and a brother to drug overdoses. Nick has written several articles related to opioid addiction for PBS and the Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. He is from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and infant daughter.


Saturday, February 23 at 1:00Pm

 Barb Geiger will share stories from her epic memoir of time spent with her husband as they paddled the entire length of the Mississippi River in a tandem kayak. Along the way they stopped in quaint river towns and volunteered with charitable organizations, and ultimately, they discovered as much about themselves as they did about the natural world along the Mighty Mississippi.