Dr. Thomas King (emeritus), communication sciences and disorders, moderated an open public session for clinicians, clients and families with Alex Truesdell, MacArthur Foundation Fellow, on May 19 in Solon Springs. Truesdell, visiting founder of Adaptive Design Association in New York City, is an adapted designer and fabricator of devices for children with severe disabilities. King is part of the ADA NYC collaboration team.
King also moderated the 44th annual Northwestern Wisconsin Writers Conference, featuring New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger. This year's daylong conference was held at the Solon Springs Community Center on July 23 and drew more than 75 writers from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. It featured sectional presentations by experienced authors across many topics. King co-presented a session on accurate retrieval of memories and writing vibrant memoirs.
King is the author of "Sewing Awl," his recent essay considering paleo indigenous peoples of the western Lake Superior region from the point of view of a small child. The essay was selected by the Wisconsin Writers Association for inclusion in its first Wisconsin Literary Journal, currently in press. "Sewing Awl" also appears in King's newest book release, "Neighborhood of Bears," Vol. 3 of his "Tales from the Red Pump" series of books about Northland Lake Superior history, language and culture.
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