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Angel and Macken to hold book signing at Mount Mary College

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Authors, Ann Angel (“Janis Joplin: Rise up Singing,” “Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty“) and JoAnn Early Macken (“Waiting out the Storm,” “Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move“) are scheduled for a book signing at the Mount Mary College bookstore Dec. 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Angel and Macken both teach in the graduate professional writing program at Mount Mary College.

The Mount Mary bookstore is located at 2929 N. 92nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53222

For more information, contact Timothy S. Sternke, Textbook Manager at the Mount Mary College Bookstore  414-258-4810 x272

Milwaukee Authors

Milwaukee Authors is a website dedicated to showcasing the works and talent of authors from Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin. Their list includes authors such as John Gurda (“The Making of Milwaukee” and “Cream City Chronicles”) and Paul Salsini (“The Cielo” and “Sparrow’s Revenge.”) However, they’re missing a couple of my favorite Milwaukee authors, who also happen to be some of my favorite professors in the professional writing program at Mount Mary College.

Ann Angel, author of such works as “Amy Tan: Weaver of Asian-American Tales” and “Reader’s Guide to Sandra Cisnero’s House on Mango Street” has recently released her latest work, “Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing.” I was lucky enough to attend Angel’s Sept. 28 book launch and signing at the Little Read Book in Wauwatosa where I picked up my own signed copy of the book.

You’ll likely hear me talk a lot about Ann, as she is a highly respected faculty member in my graduate writing program (she was one of two 2010 recipients of MMC’s Teaching Excellence Award.) I was in Ann’s workshop in the novel class last spring and am currently taking advanced workshop and research in short fiction. It amazes me how little I really knew about writing before taking these two courses. I believe I have a natural talent for writing, but am just now “learning the craft.”

Another writer/instructor from MMC is JoAnne Early Macken. Macken is a children’s author who has written several children’s books. I have only been in one technical writing course with Macken, but I hear she also teaches a great poetry class. I personally wouldn’t claim to be a poet, but I want to take her course to push myself out of my comfort zone, so to speak.

Upcoming Events: “The Tattoo Chronicles”

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Kat Von D
“The Tattoo Chronicles”

Author Event

Join us on Tuesday, November 2 at 6:00 pm as we welcome Kat Von D. Kat how will at Barnes & Noble, Mayfair to sign her new book “The Tattoo Chronicles.” For additional details, please ask a bookseller or call 414.475.6070.

Tuesday November 02, 2010 6:00 PM

Mayfair Mall
2500 N. Mayfair Rd Suite 196

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Special Instructions:

The line for the Kat Von D signing will begin to form at 3:00 pm and no earlier. This is a signing for her books only and no other memorabilia will be allowed in line. You must be present to have books signed.

Upcoming Events: Holiday Book Drive

Holiday Book Drive

Nov 01, 2010  at 9:00 AM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Mayfair Mall

2500 N. Mayfair Rd Suite 196
Milwaukee, WI 53226