The Rhinelander District Library continues its popular 2013 Author Series on Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. with Wisconsin author Barry Wightman.
The “Meet and Greet” and book signing begins at 6 p.m. and continues after the presentation. Wightman will discuss his writing and his recently-released novel, Pepperland, which has received excellent reviews.
His website, barrywhitman.com, provides a good description of the author and his book: “A rock ‘n’ roller at heart, Barry Wightman blends music, mayhem and love in his debut novel Pepperland.”
Wightman worked in the high tech industry for 30 years. He then took a different path by earning his MFA, and now does marketing work for a Wisconsin company. In addition, he is a Fiction Editor for Hunger Mountain, a literary journal of the arts based in Montpelier, Vermont.
He is a talented voiceover professional and a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award-winning essayist, whose work has been heard on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. He is also a reviewer and review editor for the Washington Independent Review of Books. His music and book reviews have also appeared in various publications in Chicago, Milwaukee and Washington D.C. and is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. Wightman is able to express his love of music by playing guitar and keyboards in a rock ‘n’ roll band, the Outta State Plates.
Music students are especially welcome to attend what promises to be a fun and interesting evening. Funding for this event is provided by Northern Arts Council, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Rhinelander District Library at 715-365-1070.