St. Peter Reads Author Michael Perry to Visit

Posted on February 15th, 2006 by

As part of the St. Peter Reads program, author Michael Perry will appear at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter for a discussion and book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

Perry, author of Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, writes about his return to his hometown of New Auburn, Wis., and his commitment to the New Auburn volunteer fire and rescue squad. Perry has a degree in nursing and experience as a medical technician that fit the job perfectly. Perry’s writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, and Utne. His essays and humor are often heard on Minnesota Public Radio. He also contributes humor to the local fire department by being the first volunteer fireman in village history to miss the monthly meeting because of a poetry reading.

Perry will make other appearances during his visit to St. Peter, including several classroom presentations at St. Peter High School and gatherings with emergency personnel and Gustavus Adolphus College groups. The theme for his visit is “Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.”

For more information, contact Judy Schultz at the Book Mark at Gustavus (507/933-6017).

Sponsoring Perry’s visit are the St. Peter Public Library, St. Peter Community and Family Education, and the Book Mark, with underwriting by the Center for Vocational Reflection at Gustavus.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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