Join us for a special video chat with Canadian author Carla Gunn.
Carla discusses her novel "Amphibian," which follows Phineas William Walsh, a fourth-grader with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world.
In a voice that has been compared to Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Phin reflects on the complex and troubled relationship between humans, animals and the environment all the while struggling to maintain his innocence.
Accolades for "Amphibian":
- Short-listed for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book
- 2011 Evergreen Award finalist
- Named a top book of 2009 by "The National Post"
- A Top Five First Fiction by "Globe and Mail"‘s Jim Bartley
- Called one of the year’s most original literary creations by "Quill and Quire"
- Published in German (as "The Frog Whisperer")
- Forthcoming in French, Italian, and Spanish translations
Attention, Everypony! All pony fans, bronies and pegasisters won't want to miss Ponypalooza at the Main Library downtown!
Saturday, April 13th at 1PM will be a chance to meet the illustrator of the sensationally popular bestselling comic and Madison resident Andy Price!
Costumes are encouraged! Join us for snacks, get your cutie mark painted, create your own custom pony tail and try your hand at comic writing and illustrating. Rainbow Dash will also be swinging by with some friends for photo ops!
Frye Gaillard and Kathryn Scheldt intertwine music and poetry in this special literary concert.
Frye, author and writer in residence at the University of South Alabama, discusses the literature and poetry of music and songwriting. Then Nashville recording artist and singer-songwriter Kathryn performs songs from her collaboration with Frye: their book/CD project, The Quilt.Read more about Special Literary Concert: The Poetry of Alabama Music