Book Club Café 2016
The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries.
This year's Book Club Café will feature Erin Celello. Attendees enjoy catered coffee, tea and desserts from Chocolaterian Cafe; a book gift basket raffle; and a complimentary Book Club Favorites booklet.
Erin Celello is the author of two novels, Learning to Stay and Miracle Beach. Learning to Stay is being adapted as a play for Madison’s Forward Theater by James DeVita. Erin was born and raised in Michigan’s gorgeous Upper Peninsula and earned a B.A. in English from St. Norbert College. Not knowing what else one does with an English degree, Erin set out for law school but never quite got there. Instead, she headed back north to Marquette, Michigan, where she received an MFA in fiction writing from Northern Michigan University and a PhD in snow shoveling. Eventually, Erin landed in Madison, Wisconsin, where she lives today with her husband, two young sons, and two unruly Vizslas. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and member of the Tall Poppies Writer's Collective.