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Fall Barn Soiree with Nickolas Butler - Nickolas Butler - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Fall Barn Soiree with Nickolas Butler

09/24/2015 - 5:30pm

 Join us for a spectacular evening out with author Nickolas Butler and his unforgettable novel, Shotgun Lovesongs.  
Shotgun Lovesongs, set outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin tells the compelling tale of four boyhood friends coming into their own or struggling to do so.  One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on - one trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit, and one of them even hit it big as a rock star (based upon Nickolas Butler's friend, Justin Vernon -  lead singer of Bon Iver).  And then there’s Beth, a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives.

Seldom has the American heartland been so richly and accurately portrayed. Though the town may have changed, the one thing that hasn’t is the beauty of the Wisconsin farmland, the lure of which, in Nickolas Butler’s hands, emerges as a vibrant character in the story. It is, in short, a truly remarkable book—a novel that once read will never be forgotten.
Food and drinks included with a live rock band, pop-up boutiques with America’s Heartland theme and Q&A and book signing with the author.  We encourage you to read the novel,  come meet Nickolas Butler and have your book signed, but even if you haven’t read the book you don’t want to miss this fabulous night out with friends! This is a ticketed event co-sponsored by Brava Magazine. Tickets can be purchased here.

Nickolas Butler

About Presenter Nickolas Butler


Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, PA, and raised in Eau Claire, WI. His writings have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. A bestseller in both the U.S. and France, his debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, received the Midwest Booksellers Award, the Great Lakes, Great Reads Award, and France's Prix PAGE/America. He is also the author of Beneath the Bonfire, and The Hearts of Men which has already been longlisted for two of France's top literary awards. Butler graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison before attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two children.



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