Author Talk: Martha Wells, Oct. 4

UW-Green Bay and the Brown County Library are pleased to present science fiction and fantasy author Martha Wells on Friday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus. Wells has written many fantasy novels, including “The Books of the Raksura” series (beginning with “The Cloud Roads”), the “Ile-Rien” series (including “The Death of the Necromancer”), as well as Young Adult fantasy novels, short stories, media tie-ins (for “Star Wars” and “Stargate: Atlantis”), and non-fiction. Her most recent fantasy novel is “The Harbors of the Sun” in 2017, the final novel in “The Books of the Raksura” series. She has a new series, “The Murderbot Diaries,” published by Tor.com. She was also the lead writer for the story team of “Magic: the Gathering’s” Dominaria expansion in 2018. She has won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award, two Locus Awards and her work has appeared on the Philip K. Dick Award ballot, the BSFA Award ballot, the USA Today Bestseller List, and the New York Times Bestseller List. Her books have been published in sixteen languages.

She will discuss and read from her work in this special event, which is free and open to the public. A signing will follow.

Pop-up event ‘Advice from a Literary Agent’ (exclusive to UW-Green Bay) on Friday (April 26)

Want to know how to publish your book? Wondering how to break into a career in publishing? Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the downtown Brown County Library’s Rise and Grind space (third floor), you are invited for “Advice from a Literary Agent” with Kent D. Wolf of the Friedrich Agency in NYC. Located in the heart of UntitledTown Book and Author Festival programming, this event is exclusively for alumni, faculty, staff and students of UW-Green Bay, and is sponsored by Sheepshead Review. Need a ride to this event? Contact Sheepshead Review Jordan Safranski, Editor-in-Chief, at safrjs20@uwgb.edu.

 

Mark your calendars: Gurung and Carr talk cross culture and comics at Sept. event

As part of the Brown County Library Countdown to Comic-Con event, Sept. 20, 2018, you can join UW-Green Bay professors Bryan Carr (Information and Computing Science) and Regan Gurung (Psychology and Human Development) for a discussion of the cross-cultural significance of comics, science fiction and fantasy. Among the topics to be discussed: Superman and the immigrant experience, the rising influence of the Afrofuturism genre and more! The discussion will be recorded for a later episode of Carr’s “Serious Fun” podcast. The event is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Brown County Library’s Central Branch in Green Bay. It is open to the public.

Wanted: Faculty or staff for community book-talk presentations


UW-Green Bay alumnus Brian Simons, who has returned to the community as executive director of the Brown County Library system, is wondering if any faculty and staff members from his alma mater would be interested in helping out a new initiative. For 2016, the Brown County Library is planning three different book discussion programs — each program consisting of three talks each, on three separate books all related to financial education. (At three different branches: Howard, De Pere and Ashwaubenon.) So, there are nine different opportunities for someone with professional expertise or skills as a moderator to lead at least one of the discussion sessions. The first book is The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber. Interested in being a discussion leader? Email Brian.