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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Door Community Auditorium Presents . . .

We just received this press release about an upcoming event at the Door Community Auditorium. Enjoy!

Press contact:
Patricia Podgers
(920) 868.2728

“Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow”
Featuring Wisconsin Author Michael Perry

Humorist and bestselling author Michael Perry is as ordinary as the day is long. He more times than not arrives at his guest lectures and readings in a pair of well-worn jeans, a scuffed pair of boots on his feet. But it is that very ordinariness that makes Perry exceptional. With an eye for the mundane and an ear for a good tale--tall or otherwise--the author of three books and countless essays and articles has won the hearts of fans across the United States with stories of everyday life.

On April 17, 2009, Perry will appear at the Door Community Auditorium. Reading from his books and sharing stories of growing up in a small town in western Wisconsin, the author will relate the joys and sorrows of living in close proximity to his neighbors, family, and friends. And though Perry professes a lack of sentimentality, his books and essays are delicate vignettes, both tender and compassionate.

It is the universality of Perry’s stories that resonate with readers. Often greeted with “your town is just like our town,” Perry commented, “…they are focusing less on size and geography than some idea of contented centeredness or generalized familiarity. Put another way, it seems to be less about the number on the sign than the feel of a place.”

Due for release on Tuesday, April 21, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pig and Parenting is Perry’s newest book. Picking up where his 2007 publication Truck: A Love Story left off, Perry chronicles his adventures as a husband, father, and sometime farmer. Confronted by his young daughter’s questions about faith, a butt-biting pig, and the loss of a dear friend, Perry is thoughtful, tender, and humorous.

All of Perry’s books will be available for purchase the night of the presentation; Coop will be available for pre-order the night of the presentation. The author will be signing his books immediately following the talk.

“Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow” featuring Wisconsin author Michael Perry is funded in part by a grant provided by Peninsula Arts Association, Wisconsin Arts Board and the State of Wisconsin. This presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Michael Perry’s program is free and open to the public. The Door Community Auditorium box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm. For additional information contact the office at 920.868.2728 or visit The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.

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