Women's Speaker Series: Kate Southwood, author of Evensong
Fee: $30/$25 members - includes an autographed copy of Evensong, refreshments from MKE Localicious, and admission to the sculpture garden. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.
Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.
Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Kate Southwood, author of Evensong, back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Sunday, May 22, 7-9 pm.
Margaret Maguire: a widow and grandmother, home from the hospital in time for Christmas, is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation.
Margaret's granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can't do it without Margaret's help. It's time to take stock, to examine the past--even time for Margaret to call herself to account.
By turns tenacious and tender, contrary and wry, Margaret examines her life's tragedies and joys, motivations and choices, coming to view herself and the past with compassion, if not entirely with forgiveness.
Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is a novel about the deep undercurrents of love and regret in one Midwestern family.
About the Author
Kate Southwood is the author of novels Falling to Earth (a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick) and Evensong.
Kate received an M.A. in French Medieval Art from the University of Illinois, and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts. She has written for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and the Huffington Post, among others.
Born and raised in Chicago, Kate now lives in Oslo, Norway with her husband and their two daughters.