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The Optimist at Midnight - Author Leif Enger

​Part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival

  • Wed, Oct 23, 20197:00 pm Tickets

    No cost for admission. Concessions and Enger’s newest book, Virgil Wander, will be available for sale.

Storytelling is by nature a hopeful endeavor, never more than in times of division and anxiety. Using texts from novelists, poets, and screenwriters, Enger will discuss the Midwestern imagination, the magic of kite-flying, and the power of stories to inspire change.

LEIF ENGER was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his best-selling debut novel, Peace Like a River, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award and was one of Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine’s Best Books of the Year. His second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, was also a national best seller and a Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award Honor Book for Fiction. His newest novel, Virgil Wander, was published in 2018. Presented in collaboration with Friends of the Chippewa Falls Library.

No cost for admission. Concessions and Enger’s newest book, Virgil Wander, will be available for sale.