Event

Clement Manor Center for Enrichment Spotlight Presentation: The Portland House by Jim Landwehr on November 15, 2018

Author Jim Landwehr will be reading selected stories from his latest memoir, The Portland House: A ’70s Memoir. He will take you through his childhood home in Minnesota one room at a time, providing a glimpse into the life of a latchkey kid growing up in the era of disco, lava lamps and blue bumper sneakers. The stories of him and his five siblings will entertain and delight as they grow up under the authority of their mother who is busy trying to hold down a full-time job. Jim’s presentation will include photos, a video snippet and an open discussion with the audience on their own ’70s experiences and memories. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the presentation.

The Portland House: A ’70s Memoir
Presented by Jim Landwehr
Thursday, November 15, 2018
1:30 to 3:00 pm

Center for Enrichment Members $3 / Guests $5

Register by calling 414-546-7302

Enter at 9405 W. Howard Ave.; Greenfield, WI

More about the author:
Jim was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He loves outdoor sports, including biking, kayaking, canoeing, camping and fishing. It was his love of camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota that led him to write Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir. The book features humorous accounts of trips he took to the area with his brothers, friends and children over the past twenty five years.

He recently released his second memoir, The Portland House: A 70’s Memoir, about the house he grew up in with his mother, his five siblings and a litany of stray pets.

Jim also writes poetry and has two poetry collections, Written Life by eLectio Publishing, and Reciting From Memory by Underground Voices. He also has a chapbook titled, On a Road, scheduled for publication on 10/21/2018.

Jim is married to Donna and has two children, Sarah and Benjamin. He lives and works in Waukesha, Wisconsin as a Land Information Systems Supervisor for Waukesha County. He is currently serving a term as poet laureate for the Village of Wales, Wisconsin.