Upcoming Events

An Evening with Peter Annin and "Great Lakes Water Wars"



Sep 28 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation and Director of Environmental Communication Peter Annin for a pre-release event for the updated edition of The Great Lakes Water Wars. Peter invites attendees to learn more about current issues surrounding water policies and the future of fresh water.

Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind these upcoming battles. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.

Where
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute 
1411 Ellis Avenue 
Ashland, WI  

We will have books available for purchase.

Author Peter Annin at the Great Lakes Islands Summit on Madeline Island



Oct 1 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind these upcoming battles. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.

Building off the success of the inaugural Great Lakes Islands Summit on Beaver Island, Michigan, this year’s summit will bring together island community leaders from all around the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region to discuss the unique challenges of living, working, and playing on islands. This year’s summit will focus topics relevant to all Great Lakes island communities including water levels, affordable housing, energy production, and economic survival.

This event is just one session of this two-day summit on Madeline Island. Check out more details on the Northland College website

We will have books on site for purchase. 

Where: 
Lightkeeper's Lodge 
641 Fort Road (Inn on Madeline Island) 
La Pointe, WI 

New York Times Bestselling Author Leif Enger



Nov 8 2018 - 6:00pm

What: Author Reading & Signing 
When: Thursday, November 8th at 6pm 
Where: Kickapoo Coffee, Rittenhouse Ave. (accross from Apostle Islands Booksellers)

The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander follows the inhabitants of a Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals—from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil’s oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a “formidably gifted” (Chicago Tribune) master storyteller.

Join us at Kickapoo Coffee in Bayfield to hear all about Leif Enger's latest novel, and meet the author. We will have books available for purchase, and the cafe will have coffee and snacks available for purchase.