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Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Dates:
  • October 16, 2017 – October 26, 2017
Location:
Multiple locations in Eau Claire
Admission:
Free
Phone:
(715) 839-5004
Website:

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival is sponsored by the Literary Arts Committee of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council. Volunteer committee members come from area communities, the Eau Claire Area School District, Indianhead Federated Library System, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The festival celebrates the written word through author readings and book signings, school visits, meals with authors, and includes workshops and programs for writers of all ages. The 2017 festival will feature more than twenty authors at area libraries, schools, and other community locations. The festival begins October 16 with workshops, and features programs daily through October 26, with evening programs at five area public libraries.

 

Programs include:

Adult Non-Fiction Writing Workshop - Writing Your Wisconsin Life with Patti See. Monday, October 16th, 7-8:30 pm at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Adult Poetry Workshop - Narrative Poetry: Storytelling in Verse with Katie Vagnino. Tuesday, October 17th, 7-8:30 pm at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

My Life in Food: Growing Up in a Small Town in Minnesota with Beatrice Ojakangas. Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm at Forage at Banbury

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City with Matthew Desmond. Thursday, October 19th, at 7:30 pm at Schofield Hall, UWEC Campus

Building a World Class Book City; A Conversation & Reading with Nickolas Butler. Friday, October 20th, at 5:30 pm at the Lismore

A Reunion of Ghosts: When Historical Truth Meets Literary Truth with Judith Claire Mitchell. Saturday, October 21st, at 9:30 am at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

The Late Bloomer with Hilma Wolitzer. Saturday, October 21st at 10:45 am at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Starting a Novel with Charles Baxter. Saturday, October 21st at 1:00 pm at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Passage to Possibilities. Saturday, October 21st at 2:15 pm at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Foust, Gulig, Wheeler, and Willis: Prodigal Poets: Back in Town! Saturday, October 21st, at 3:45 pm at The Lakely

Table of Content Book Fair at the Festival - Sunday, October 22nd, 12-4 pm at The Oxbow Gallery, Volume One, and Red's Mercantile

Young Writers' Showcase. Sunday, October 22nd, at 1:00 pm at The Grand Theatre

Kitchens of the Great Midwest: The Story Behind the Story with J. Ryan Stradal. Monday, October 23rd, 7:00 pm at L.E. Phillips Memorial Library

Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hicking the Ice Age Trail with Melanie McManus. Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00 pm at Menomonie Public Library

The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries: Stories Behind The Stories with Kathleen Ernst. Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00 pm at Fall Creek Library

A Settler's Year; Pioneer Life through the Seasons with Kathleen Ernst. Wednesday, October 25th, 12:00 pm at Chippewa Valley Museum

Prince and Bar Yarns: Music from Minneapolis and Beyond with Jim Walsh. Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm at CVTC Business Center

What's Wrong with That Girl? with Mindy Mejia. Wednesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm at Altoona Public Library

Permission & Provocation Schneider Disability Issues Forum with Jillian Weise. Thursday, October 26th, 1:00 pm or 5:00 pm at CVTC Business Center / UWEC Centennial Hall

Barstow & Grand Debut Reading. Thursday, October 26th, 7:00 pm at Volume One Gallery

Chippewa Valley Book Festival
  • October 16, 2017 – October 26, 2017