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Author Jacquelyn Mitchard on Resilience

Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jacquelyn Mitchard

A New York Times bestselling author will be giving a talk in Arbor Vitae next week. Jacquelyn Mitchard - probably best known for her book The Deep End of the Ocean - will be speaking at the Red Crown Lodge on Wednesday, May 30th. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Frank B Koller Library.

Mitchard was a Wisconsin resident for many years, working at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and living just outside of Madison.

WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin talked to Mitchard about the importance of books and how like the characters in her novels, her own life has taken many different twists and turns.

WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin with New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard.

Mitchard’s talk will be held at the Red Crown Lodge on Wednesday, May 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, but it’s recommended that you call the Koller Library at 715-543-2700 to reserve your tickets.

Mitchard is currently working on a book about a young true-crime podcaster who learns that the secrets she is uncovering about a cold case from the long past may have a terrifying effect on her own future.

This story was funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

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