by Mary Hansen, Meeker County library Legacy coordinator
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a book published? Perhaps you would like to know how a book is made into a movie. Maybe you have read a book and wished you could talk about it with the author or you would simply like to have an autograph.
Award winning, Minnesota author Will Weaver will be in Litchfield on March 15th and you will have the opportunity to get your questions answered and make your wishes come true. Mr. Weaver will meet with the Middle School Book Club at the Litchfield Public Library to discuss the books Memory Boy and The Survivors. The Middle School Book Club meeting will be held at 3:15. All students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend. You may attend even if you have not read the books. At 7:00 p.m. that evening Mr. Weaver will have a book discussion and signing at the Litchfield High School Little Theater. This event is free and is open to all ages.
Will Weaver grew up on a small dairy farm in Minnesota. He attended St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota where he obtained a degree in English. He then moved to California where he attended Stanford University’s writing program. He returned to Minnesota with his wife where he ran his father’s farm for a couple of years. He eventually decided to teach and joined the staff at Bemidji State University where he taught writing and literature for twenty-four years. Mr. Weaver currently resides in Bemidji where he is a full time writer.
Some of Mr. Weaver’s works include Red Earth, White Earth, which was produced as a CBS television movie in 1989 and A Gravestone Made of Wheat & Other Stories which was produced as the feature film Sweet Land. Will Weaver has also written several successful novels for young adults. His book Defect was the winner of the 2008 Minnesota Book award.
We the staff of the Litchfield Public Library look forward to Mr. Weaver’s visit and encourage all of you to attend. This event funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Legacy programming will continue in the months ahead. William Kent Kruger will be presenting a program for adults in Dassel at 2 p.m. on June 14th. Mary Casanova will be in Grove City giving a presentation for children at 3 p.m. on June 21st. And Mike Lynch will be in Litchfield giving a class for all ages; details will be announced soon.