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Articles tagged with 'books'

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North Point Lighthouse hosts Graef book signing

Published June 9, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, from noon to 2 p.m., award-winning children's book illustrator Renee Graef will be at the North Point Lighthouse Museum at 2650 N. Wahl Ave., for a book signing of her latest book titled "B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet."

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Trombone Shorty pens award-winning book for kids

Published May 16, 2016

New Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty created an inspiring children's picture book based on his own life that documents his musical journey and his determination to make his dreams come true as a musician.

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Kaminski talks Milwaukee beards at Waxwing event

Published Feb. 24, 2016

Photographer Jessica Kaminski hosts an artist talk and book signing Thursday, Feb. 26 at Waxwing. She will chat about making "The Milwaukee Beard Book." Warning: things might get hairy. (Wha-wha...)

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Jerome Wilson's "Wiped Out?" is the sports book of the year

Published Dec. 19, 2015

The mark British light-welterweight Jerome Wilson hoped to make in boxing, until he left the ring on a stretcher in his 11th pro fight last year, is now indelibly etched with "Wiped Out? The Jerome Wilson Story."

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Local actor Lawlor writes his name in the world of audiobooks

Published Dec. 16, 2015

Milwaukee actor Patrick Lawlor is one of about only 200 people who make their living narrating audio books for a wide variety of publishers and a wide variety of writing styles. We caught up with Lawlor to find out more.

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Music business background lifts Martin's "Grown Up Analog"

Published Nov. 20, 2015

Mario R. Martin has some diverse experience in the music business. He's worked as a publicist, a DJ and a freelance writer. Now, Martin is also an author, with a new book, "Growing Up Analog," out now in paperback.

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Kruth explores enduring beauty of Beatles' "Rubber Soul"

Published Nov. 18, 2015

While the world glorifies "Sgt. Pepper," many die-hard Beatles fans credit "Rubber Soul" for kicking off the Beatles' experimental phase. Musician and author John Kruth explores why in his new book.

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What makes Brian Selznick tick? Six questions with the author/illustrator

Published Oct. 6, 2015

What makes Brian Selznick, the man behind gorgeously crafted ticking literary contraptions like "The Invention of Huge Cabret" and the newly released "The Marvels," tick himself? OnMilwaukee chatted with the author before his Milwaukee appearance on Monday, Oct. 12 at Alverno's Pitman Theatre to find out.

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Milwaukee-raised author delivers her Denver-set debut "The Bookseller"

Published July 18, 2015

What if? It's two simple words, not even adding up 10 letters, but that seemingly innocent question has likely haunted every single person that's walked this planet at some point or another. And it's a question that fascinates Milwaukee native Cynthia Swanson, so much so that she made that idea the cornerstone for her debut novel, "The Bookseller."

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Sconnie summer reading

Published June 19, 2015

Headed to the beach or maybe jetting off to some exotic locale for summer? Of course, the perfect book(s) to take along is one that will remind you why you're coming back to Wisconsin when the adventure ends. Here are some recent Sconnie books for your summer reading list.