Join us for a reading and talk from Lisa Vihos, author of THE LONE SNAKE: THE STORY OF SOFONISBA ANGUISSOLA. Lisa Vihos will read from her novel, discuss the book and answer your questions. The event will conclude with a book signing.
In THE LONE SNAKE, Lisa Vihos brings Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola to life as a woman yearning for recognition in a world not ready for her. When Anguissola's life intersects with a young poet, the aging artist finds she has more than just the journey of her life to share. Through Sofonisba's memoir, readers journey with the artist to her early years in Cremona, to Rome where she studies with Michelangelo, to her time at the Spanish court, and eventually out to sea, where she meets the love of her life under a starry sky. Vihos’s portrait of life in the 16th century is a rich tapestry that blends art history, romance, and verse to tell a timeless tale of what it means to create.
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The poems of Lisa Vihos have appeared in numerous poetry journals, both print and online, and she has published four chapbooks. She has two Pushcart Prize nominations and several awards from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. She is a founding editor of Stoneboat Literary Journal and the Sheboygan organizer for 100 Thousand Poets for Change. In 2020, she was named the first poet laureate of Sheboygan where she hosts the podcast Poetry on Air for Mead Public Library. THE LONE SNAKE: THE STORY OF SOFONISBA ANGUISSOLA is her first novel.