Wisconsin Writers Connect
Hear from Great Authors—Support Student Writers
Family—they make us laugh; they make us cry. For better or for worse, they shape who we are. Come out to explore the meaning of family with us during this special evening with renowned authors Jerry Apps and David McGlynn. We’ll also celebrate the winners of our student writing contest, Write on the Money.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Stevens Point Campus – CER 634
Author Presentations – Jerry Apps and David McGlynn
Reading from Lessons from the Family Farm, Jerry Apps shares the useful skills, important knowledge, and lifelong values gained from his rural boyhood on a small Wisconsin farm. David McGlynn, reading from One Day You’ll Thank Me, expands our understanding, with humor and honesty, of what it means to be an American dad.
After the reading, Apps and McGlynn, who judged Mid-State’s 2nd Annual Write on the Money Contest, will present the winners and honorable mentions with their awards. The student winners will also have the opportunity to read from their winning entries.
Jerry Apps is the author of more than 35 books, many of them on rural history and country life. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was named a Fellow by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters in 2012. Jerry’s writing has been recognized by such organizations as the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Wisconsin Library Association, the American Library Association, and the Midwest Independent Publishing Association. In 2007, he received the Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
David McGlynn is the author of One Day You’ll Thank Me: Lessons from an Unexpected Fatherhood, published by Counterpoint Press in 2018. He’s also the author of the memoir, A Door in the Ocean, and the story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow. His writing has appeared in The New York Times; The Best American Sports Writing; O, The Oprah Magazine; Men’s Health; Real Simple; Parents; and many other publications. He teaches at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.