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La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

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A Lesson Before Dying
Ernest J. Gaines

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Events

Books and Brunch: A Lesson Before Dying

The first annual La Crosse Reads kick-off event! Patrons will enjoy brunch and get the conversation started about Ernest Gaines's "A Lesson Before Dying." Copies provided.

Event Location: La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Sat, Jan 28, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Dead Man Walking Film Screening

Screening of "Dead Man Walking" (1995) starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, followed by panel discussion of issues raised in film as related to the book.

Event Location: La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Coffee and Conversation

Discussion of the book over coffee at a popular coffee shop, including an expert moderator.

Event Location: Cabin Coffee Company, 401 Jay St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

Date: Sat, Feb 4, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Wine & Conversation

A conversation about the book at a popular wine spot, moderated by an expert.

Event Location: 4 Sisters 4th St Wine Bar, 133 4th St. S, La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

Date: Tue, Feb 7, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Community Conversations: La Crosse Reads

Co-hosted by La Crosse Reads and the City of La Crosse Human Rights Commission, this Community Conversation will involve local activists, experts, historians, and citizens in a conversation about the relevance of Gaines' novel to 21st-Century La Crosse. (Sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council)

Event Location: Three Rivers House (Ho-Chunk Nation), 724 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Coffee and Conversation

Discussion of the book over coffee at a popular coffee shop, including an expert moderator.

Event Location: Pearl St. Books & Jules Coffee House, 323 Pearl St., La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

Date: Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

R. Dwayne Betts Keynote (UW-L)

Spend an evening with R. Dwayne Betts, a poet and memoirist; author of A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison (memoir), Shahid Reads His Own Palm and Bastards of the Reagan Era (poetry). Book signing and reception at 6:00 p.m.; keynote at 7:00 p.m.

Event Location: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1725 State St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

R. Dwayne Betts Poetry Reading (Western)

A reading by poet and memoirist R. Dwayne Betts.

Event Location: Western Technical College, 400 7th St North, La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Coffee and Conversation

A conversation about the book at a popular coffee spot, moderated by an expert.

Event Location: Grounded Specialty Coffee, 308 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

Date: Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Wine & Conversation

A conversation about the book at a popular wine spot, moderated by an expert.

Event Location: JavaVino, 2311 State Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Deborah Appleman Keynote (UW-L)

A keynote from the Hollis L. Caswell professor of educational studies at Carleton College, Minnesota. Appleman's research focuses on teaching college-level language and literature courses at the Minnesota Correctional Facility, Stillwater (MN).Book-signing 45 minutes prior.

Event Location: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2130 Granddad, New Student Union, La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Coffee and Conversation

A conversation about the book at a popular coffee spot, moderated by an expert.

Event Location: The Pearl Coffeehouse, 207 Pearl St. , La Crosse, WI 54601-3742

Date: Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Matthew Hefti (Wisconsin Innocence Project)

Self-proclaimed "zealous advocate" at the Wisconsin Innocence Project and author of "A Hard and Heavy Thing."

Event Location: La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

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