Start Date: 11/10/2012
End Date: 11/10/2012
Event Times: 1–2 pm
Contact InfoPhone: 262-303-4865
'The Bark River Chronicles' Book Event in Delafield
"The Bark River Chronicles: Stories from a Wisconsin Watershed" recounts dozens of little stories associated with sites along the river. The winter ice harvest, grain milling technology, a key supreme court decision regarding toxic waste disposal, a small-town circus, a scheme to link the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River by canal, the murder of a Chicago mobster, controversies over race and social class in Waukesha County's lake country, community efforts to clean up the river and restore a marsh, visits to places associated with the work of important Wisconsin writers — these and many other stories belong to 'The Bark River Chronicles.'
Author Milton Bates will share the history he chronicles in his travels down Wisconsin's Bark River. The book talk is part of a larger event at the Delafield Arts Center celebrating Wisconsin river-related art and writings.
Author Bates has lived most of his life in Wisconsin. After completing a doctorate in English at the University of California–Berkeley, he taught at Williams College and Marquette University, retiring in 2010. He has held a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and Fulbright lectureships in China and Spain. His previous books include studies of the poet Wallace Stevens and of the Vietnam War.
: Delafield Arts Center
: 803 Genesee St
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