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Apr 27 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening with Michael Perry and Benjamin Percy

Continue celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with an epic author afterparty at the Grand Event Center!

Writers (and friends) Michael Perry and Benjamin Percy will be at the Grand on Saturday, April 27th at 7 pm to read from some of their bestselling work, chat about all things writerly, and answer audience questions. So, after a fabulous day at the bookstore, grab your best bookish pals and mosey over to the Grand for a bite, a drink, and a delightful conclusion to your Indie Bookstore Day festivities.

Michael Perry is an accidental New York Times bestselling author, humorist, singer/songwriter, amateur snow plow driver, and playwright from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry’s bestselling memoirs include POPULATION: 485 (subsequently adapted for the stage), TRUCK: A LOVE STORY, COOP, VISITING TOM, and MONTAIGNE IN BARN BOOTS. Among his other dozen titles are THE SCAVENGERS (for young readers), his novel THE JESUS COW, PEACEFUL PERSISTENCE, HUNKER, and his most recent book, the novella FORTY ACRES DEEP. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he still makes an occasional call with the local volunteer fire and rescue service. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds. His three live humor albums include Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues. He can be found online at Michael also hosts a subscription audio newsletter at

Benjamin Percy has won a Whiting Award, a Plimpton Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, an NEA fellowship, and the iHeartRadio Award for Best Scripted Podcast. He is the author of the novels THE NINTH METAL, THE UNFAMILIAR GARDEN, THE SKY VAULT, THE DARK NET, THE DEAD LANDS, RED MOON, and THE WILDING; three story collections; and an essay collection, THRILL ME. He also writes Wolverine and X-Force for Marvel Comics. He lives in Minnesota with his family.