Fred Carlisle Author Event, October 24

The Ludington Library will be hosting a talk with Fred Carlisle author of The Lake Effect: A Lake Michigan Mosaic. on October 24th. The event will begin at 4:30pm with a meet and greet, a brief presentation about the book and a Q&A. Attendees will have the opportunity to buy the book.

Fred Carlisle lived in Michigan for twenty years, raising a young family and teaching at Michigan State University.

The Lake Effect, published by Mission Point Press, is grounded in the author’s personal experiences but moves to wider considerations that include the aesthetic, emotional, historic, economic, and social effects of Lake Michigan. The Lake Effect also explores the functions and power of water broadly. Water can be magical and make us healthier, happier, and more peaceful. It can also be an adversary that damages and destroys. Water is equally a comfort and a threat: a mosaic of multiplicity and contradiction.

Anne-Marie Oomen, a Michigan Notable Author, describes Fred’s book as “an exquisite essay but feels like a love letter to Water.” Anne-Marie will be coming on Thursday, November 3rd to speak about her book As Long as I Know You.

The Mason County District Library is pleased to present programs that promote literacy and ignite curiosity, and will provide refreshments for this local author’s visit. All library programs and events are free.

Lisa Dains

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