The annual All-City Read in Wauwatosa will wrap up at the end of February, and is rounding out another season of community reading with visits from author Leif Enger.
Enger, a Minnesota author, is the writer behind this year's chosen book, 'Peace Like a River.'
The city's all-city read kicked off in early February. The monthlong event aims to have all residents in Wauwatosa read the same book at the same time and then come together for neighborhood book discussions, public meetings and other community events.
For more information on Wauwatosa's All-City Read visit tosasallcityread.com.
Here is a roundup of events happening in late February:
·Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at Gallery 2622, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25:Not only is outlaw Butch Cassidy mentioned in 'Peace Like a River,' but there are also plenty of similarities between the movie and the book. Dr. Katherine Wikoff, English and Film professor at MSOE, will lead a 'talk back' session following the movie at Gallery 2622, 2622 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Popcorn provided; BYO beverages or other snacks. Free.
·Icy Stram: A Painting Workshop, 8 p.m. Feb. 26:Painters from beginning level to expert can partake in a step-by-step class that leads to a complete painting to take home at Arté Wine & Painting Studio, 1442 Underwood Ave. For ages 14 and up. Registration required at artewineandpaint.com. $35.
·An Afternoon with Leif Enger, 1 p.m. Feb. 28:Author Leif Enger will talk about his inspiration, research and experience in writing 'Peace Like a River' at the Irish Fest Center, 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave. The talk will be followed with a Q&A session and book signing. Limited parking available at St. Bernard's Church and surrounding streets. Attendees are encouraged to carpool. Free.
·Master Class with Leif Enger, 7 p.m. Feb. 28:Author Leif Enger of 'Peace Like a River' will lead an intimate, interactive forum and will give a Midwestern perspective on writing and publishing. Space is limited and registration is required at tosasallcityread.com/events. $10.