Emeritus prof Jerry Apps talks about the Boundary Waters and the writing life

CALS emeritus prof Jerry Apps talks about his new book, Campfires and Loon Calls: Travels in the Boundary Waters, and the writing life in this interview in the Sunday, May 8 Wisconsin State Journal. Apps retired from the university in 1994 but continues to write and speak about topics ranging from barns, breweries and cheese making to rural schools and circus history, and to teach creative writing to adults who want to tell their own stories.He began his university career in 1957 as a county extension agent and went on to serve as a state Extension 4-H specialist, professor and chair of the Department of Continuing and Vocational Education, educator in the UW-Extension Office of Professional Development, and Director of the National Extension Leadership Development Program. He’s written more than 30 books about Midwest rural history and other topics. Last fall the college gave Apps its 2010 Distinguished Service Award.