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Spike Carlsen Author Visit!

Spike Carlsen Author Visit!

The Wildwood Wednesday Afternoon book club is thrilled to welcome author Spike Carlsen on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Spike is an author, journalist, woodworker and speaker, who’s been exploring the world around us for 25 years. He’s the author of the recently released A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (But Know Nothing About) (Harper One) as well as the award-winning Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander RacesBlind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats, Cabin Lessons and several books on woodworking and self-sufficiency.

He’s written for Men's Health, The Wall Street Journal, MakeOld House Journal, Smithsonian magazine, Fine HomebuildingThe Minneapolis Star Tribune and many other publications. He is former Executive Editor of Family Handyman magazine where he wrote hundreds of articles on home improvement and woodworking, and oversaw the books division. He’s made appearances on the NBC TODAY Show, CBS Early Show, HGTV and Modern Marvels. 

Prior to picking up a pen he worked as a teacher, and carpenter for 15 years. A hopeless wood addict, he’s the owner of both a wood cowboy hat and a wood bike. He and his wife Kat have 5 children, nine grandchildren and live in a 165 year-old house in historic Stillwater, Minnesota. 

All are welcome! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Show more dates
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wildwood Zephyr Conference Room 115
Wildwood Library
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