9 a.m.-5 p.m.  
9 a.m.- 8 p.m.  

Uptown Janesville
2500 Milton Ave.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.



Join us for our 2nd annual celebration of books and authors.  
The event features workshops for writers, an author fair with traditionally and independently published WI authors, and a keynote address with best-selling author Michael Perry.

The evening concludes with a Friends of HPL Author Reception with Mr. Perry at The Venue. Tickets are just $10 for Friends Members. Not a Friend?Never fear! The non-member price of $30 includes a 2023 Friends membership. Stay tuned for details.

9:30 a.m. - Writer's Workshops 1 & 2
Submit a proposal to be one of our featured presenters.

10:45 a.m. - Writer's Workshops 3 & 4
Submit a proposal to be one of our featured presenters.

12:30-2:30 p.m. - Author Fair
Stroll through the library to visit with local authors. Grab an Author Passport and get 10 signatures to be entered into our Book Fest prize drawing!

Submit an application for a table at our Author Fair.

3 p.m. - Keynote: Michael Perry
Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry's bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 (recently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love Story, Coop, Visiting Tom, Million Billion, Peaceful Persistence, and Hunker. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers) and his novel The Jesus Cow.

Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he still makes an occasional call with the local volunteer fire and rescue service. He hosts the nationally-syndicated "Tent Show Radio," performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds. His three live humor albums include Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com. Michael also hosts a subscription audio newsletter at www.michaelperry.substack.com.

5 p.m. - Friends of HPL Author Reception
$10 for Friends Members / $30 Non-Friends Members
THE VENUE / 37 S. Water Street

Join Michael Perry for a private reading while enjoying delicious food catered by Genisa. A cash bar will be available.


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