Marnie Mamminga discusses "On a Clear Night - Essays from the Heartland"

Wednesday, July 19th

7 pm 

Best-selling North Woods memoirist Marnie Mamminga will discuss this dazzling collection of essays on the extraordinarily ordinary rhythms of the Midwest—from the anxiety of taking a teenager out for driving lessons, the nostalgic pleasure of watching the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the heartache of moving an aging parent into a nursing home, and the quiet bliss of sitting on a cabin’s porch, listening for loons and wolves under the Northwoods’ starry sky.

Marnie Mamminga, author of Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts is a freelance writer and columnist who has vacationed every summer of her life on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, Wisconsin. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she earned a master’s degree in English at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and has published articles in the "Chicago Tribune," "Reader's Digest," the "Christian Science Monitor," "Lake Superior Magazine," and "Chicken Soup for the Soul." She lives near Chicago.