Wednesday Evening Lectures Lecture

Reading the Water: A Lake Superior Literary Sampler

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Red Canoe Madeline Island Museum


Speaker: Dr. Alan Brew, Executive Director, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute & Professor of English


For many, the northern regions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ontario are defined by water: creeks, rivers and lakes. Professor Brew will introduce a number of authors who have written about the Lake Superior watershed and share some favorite passages from their essays, stories and poems, encouraging participants to begin their own journey of literary exploration on the waters of Lake Superior.


This program is made possible by the generous support of Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve and the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund.


Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
La Pointe, WI 54850-0009

Location Information

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.