Anthony Bukoski is the next presenter in the Speaking of Books series of programs from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Prairie Bay Grill and Catering, Baxter. The event is free.
Bukoski, of Superior, Wis., is a Polish-American fiction writer, essayist and short-story author. He has written five short-story collections: “North of the Port,” “Time Between Trains” (a Booklist Editors’ Choice), “Polonaise,” “Children of Strangers” and “Twelve Below Zero.”
Bukoski’s stories have been aired on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Chapter a Day” program and on National Public Radio’s “Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story.” He has received awards from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Wisconsin Library Association, the Council for Wisconsin Writers and other organizations.
This is the second year for the literary venue featuring regional authors, publishers, book photographers, literary publicists and illustrators. Joe Plut, author and a retired Central Lakes College English and humanities instructor, created and hosts the series.
Speaking of Books is a free series offered on the third Thursday of each month. The final program of 2013 will be Sept. 19 presented by Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Brainerd literary publicist and owner of Blue Cottage Agency.
Each program in the series includes complimentary appetizers and time for the presenter to answer questions and sign books. Guests also receive a $5 discount toward dinner at Prairie Bay that evening.