Tonight on the Write Stuff — A Dirty Shirt in God’s Country with Jim Landwehr

Family memories, childish antics, and a father’ s departed soul collide in a wonderful memoir of living in God’s Country.

Jim Landwehr and his brothers pursue their love of the outdoors by tackling some of the country’s most remote terrain, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. While encountering crazed loons, widow-making portages, and temperamental automobiles, they also discover more about each other and their long deceased father. In recent years, with a desire to instill their love of the area into their own children, they include them in their voyages, and the legacy continues. Their exploits are woven throughout with humor, emotion, and warmth.

Join me for a wonderful discussion with author Jim Landwehr as we discuss his book, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir.  You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device to listen in. Or, click on the link here: Tune in!



The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a mystical, wild place of beauty with its crystalline lakes and untouched forests. In the late 80’s and early 90’s my brothers and I went there seeking adventure, restoration, and solitude. Our adventures were numerous, and along the way we discovered that we were more like each other and our long-deceased father than we could ever have imagined. Through fellowship, laughter and the occasional argument, we saw glimpses of him and forged lifelong bonds between us.

In 1991, the BWCA tradition died for nearly twenty years while we pursued careers, marriages and children. Almost twenty years later, we decided it was time to pass the torch on to our children. A new generation of tradition was begun, but before long, tragedy struck and our collective world was turned on end.

So, come along into the thundering rapids, the bug-riddled portages, and the long rides in a vehicle ready for the junk heap. Experience the exhilarating adventure of the Boundary Waters. It will be a trip you will never forget.



Landwehr5Jim Landwehr enjoys writing creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. He has released two books, Written Life, a collection of poetry and, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir. Both were published by eLectio Publishing. He has non-fiction stories published in Main Street Rag, Prairie Rose Publications, and others. His poetry has been featured in Torrid Literature Journal, Wisconsin People and Ideas Magazine, and many others. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, biking and camping with his kids in remote regions of Minnesota. Jim lives and works in Waukesha, Wisconsin with his wife Donna, andtheir two children Sarah and Ben. For more on Jim and his writing, visit:


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