Dec 09 2021
From Schnitzel to Nockerln and Everything that Hap...

From Schnitzel to Nockerln and Everything that Hap...

Presented by Wayland Free Public Library at Wayland Free Public Library

Wayland resident Joy Winkie Viola will share her new book recounting her global adventures with Alfred, her late husband of 56 years.

This is a book of adventure, often humorous, that spreads from the rain forests of Trinidad to the outback of Australia and all the way to the ice-covered continent of Antarctica. It is a story of travel by horseback, zodiac, combi, tundra buggy, and small aircraft to photograph and write about the natural world on all seven continents. There are also accounts of exciting experiences such as sleeping with a Motmot, being face to face with a polar bear, dining with seven sheiks in Saudi Arabia! Joy Winkie Viola obtained a BA and MA from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. Upon graduating, she moved to Boston where she began a thirty-three-year career at Northeastern University in a variety of writing capacities. She met her Chemistry Professor husband, Alfred, at Northeastern, and together they began a life-long hobby of international travel, nature photography and birding. Alfred passed on from COVID in 2020. Devoted to Golden Retrievers since childhood, she lives in Wayland, Massachusetts with Apollo, her Golden Retriever, and Anna, part Black Labrador and part pure mischief.

Admission Info

Free Admission. In-person OR via Zoom! Register at

Dates & Times

2021/12/09 - 2021/12/09

Location Info

Wayland Free Public Library

5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA 01778

Parking Info

Parking is available and free. Overflow parking can be found at the Wayland Depot and the Grout-Heard House.

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