An Evening with Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy was made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.
Best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the hit TV series Parks and Recreation, actor and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman discussed his newest book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside. Offerman has authored three other books including Gumption, is the co-author of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told and publishes the Donkey Thoughts Substack newsletter. Born in Joliet, Ill., and raised in nearby Minooka, he now lives in L.A. with his wife and fellow actor Megan Mullally. In his spare time, he can be found at his L.A. woodshop building hand-crafted items from wood.
As the founding member and leader of the Grammy Award winning American rock band Wilco, and before that the cofounder of the alt‐country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. Jeff has released three solo albums, written original songs for eleven Wilco albums, and is the author of two New York Times’ Bestsellers, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) and How to Write One Song. Most recently, Jeff writes and publishes music weekly in his Substack newsletter, Starship Casual. Originally from Belleville, Ill., he lives in Chicago with his family.
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