Chippewa Valley Book Festival 2015

what to do and where to go at the Valley’s celebration of authors and literature

V1 Staff

Find full descriptions online at Volumeone.org/events and search for Chippewa Valley Book Festival. Learn more about the festival by email at cvbookfest@eauclairearts.com, by phone at (715) 839-5004, or visit online at cvbookfest.org. All events held in Eau Claire unless otherwise noted.

And/Or - First Lessons, Last Lessons: Workshop for Poetry Lovers with Bruce Taylor Oct. 14, 7pm • The Volume One Gallery, inside the Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Fiesta Buffet Oct. 15, 5:30pm • Dulaney Inn, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire • $20 • Reservations can be made at eauclairearts.com, (click “events,” then “buy tickets”), or call 715-832-ARTS

No One Has Ever Seen Inside This Peanut Before: A Lifetime of Pleasures with Poetry – A UWEC Forum Special featuring Naomi Shihab Nye Oct. 15, 7:30pm • Schofield Hall, UW-Eau Claire • FREE, but tickets must be obtained in advance or at the door. On Oct. 1, tickets may be picked up at the Service Center, east lobby of Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire, or may be obtained by telephone (715-836-3727). Telephone orders incur a charge of $1

Nadine S. St. Louis Memorial Poetry Conversation with Max Garland and Kim Blaeser – Passing the Torch: A Poetic Conversation Between Laureates Oct. 16, 4pm • Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Dinner with the Authors featuring Kao Kalia Yang Oct. 16, 5:30pm • Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona • $42 includes tax and tip (register at cvbookfest.org) Author program, which is free, begins at 8pm after dinner.

However Long the Night: The Anatomy of a Social Movement Oct. 17, 9:30am • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire Join Aimee Molloy for a discussion of her book, However Long the Night.

Storytelling Program - Steve & Trisha Shaskan (Intro by Rob Reid) Oct. 17, 10:45am • The Volume One Gallery, inside the Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE (no registration necessary)

Landscape and Story: The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Oct. 17, 10:45am • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire • (715) 839-5004 Christopher Scotton will read and discuss The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, his debut novel.

Byzantium: Form and Place in Fiction Oct. 17, 1pm • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire Ben Stroud will read from his stories.

Dear Committee Members: The Fun and Freedom of Form Oct. 17, 2:15pm • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire Thurber Prize for American Humor winner Julie Schumacher will read from and discuss Dear Committee Members.

2015 Young Writers Showcase Oct. 18, 1:30pm • The Grand Theatre, 102 W Grand Ave., Eau Claire • Grades 3-8

Publishing Panel & Discussion Oct. 18, 3pm • The Volume One Gallery, inside the Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • Do you have original writing you would like to see in print? Learn how to prepare your work from four published writers..

The Slaves of Chang and Eng Oct. 19, 7pm • L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire Joe Orser explores the stories of enslaved African-Americans owned by these Asian American performers in the 19th-century U.S.

One Word at a Time ... Writing a Novel as a Second Career Oct. 20, 7pm • Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls Novelist Cecelia Zorn.

The Bohemian Flats: Family Secrets and Hidden Histories Oct. 20, 7pm • Fall Creek Public Library, 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek Join Mary Relindes Ellis reads and discusses her second novel, The Bohemian Flats.

Thrillers, Publishing, and the Write Stuff Oct. 21, 7pm • Altoona Public Library, 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona International bestselling author Brian Freeman.

Memoirs, Music, Manuscripts, and Mystery Oct. 21, 7pm • Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien.

Disabilities Forum, “Girls Like Us and What We Can Learn from Them” Oct. 22, 4pm • Centennial Hall Room Room 1415, UW-Eau Claire Young Adult novelist Gail Giles.

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