Books and Brews with Michael Agnew & Laura Vosika

Join Eat My Words, Dangerous Man Brewery, and authors Michael Agnew and Laura Vosika for a fun evening of storytelling, beer tasting, and general good cheer. The reading starts at 3pm, and will feature free samples of craft beers from Dangerous Man Brewing while supplies last.

About the Authors:

Michael Agnew has a passion for beer. He is Minnesota's first Certified Cicerone (think sommelier for beer) with the Cicerone Certification Program, and a National Beer Judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program. In addition, Michael is himself an award-winning brewer. He writes a monthly column on beer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and blogs at A Perfect Pint, www.aperfectpint.net. With a successful career as an actor, director, producer, and master of ceremonies, as well as ten years in the food service industry, Michael enjoys sharing his passion for beer with others in a way that is both fun and easy to understand. He is the author of the books Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters and A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland.

Laura Vosika is the author of the Blue Bells Trilogy. In addition to the Trilogy, she is working on several other novels and a non-fiction book on raising a large family.

Laura grew up in the military, visiting castles in England, pig fests in Germany, and the historic sites of America's east coast. She earned a bachelor's degree in music, and worked for many years as a freelance musician, playing trombone for pit orchestras, ballets, and symphonies, and flute and harp for other venues. She spent three years as a member of the Buz Whiteley Big Band and Farragut Brass Band in Bremerton, WA.

After earning a masters degree in education, she took a job as a music teacher and band director. She has also taught private lessons on wind instruments, piano, and harp, for twenty years. In her spare time, Laura likes to play piano, harp, and flute, do sudokus, and learn Gaelic. She currently lives in Minnesota with her nine children, and assorted menagerie.