Perry to talk Wednesday in Elkhorn

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Greg Peck
April 16, 2013

I've seen author Michael Perry speak three times, and he's always a good time. His brand of rural Wisconsin humor and ability to turn a phrase make him a good show.

If you've enjoyed any of Perry's books, you'll find him a hoot when he speaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Admission is free. Who says nothing is free anymore?

Perry's latest, “Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and The Road to Roughneck Grace,” recently zoomed to No. 21 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

I have that book, as well as “Population: 485"; "Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting"; and "Truck: A Love Story." All are signed.

I'm hoping to see his band for the first time May 10. That's when Michael Perry and the Long Beds will perform at the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh in conjunction with the Lakefly Literary Conference. The conference is sponsored by the Oshkosh Public Library and The Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library in partnership with the Wisconsin Writers Association http://www.wiwrite.org/ (I'm a board member) and the Oshkosh Area Writers Club.

To learn more about Perry, check out his website, sneezingcow.com.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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