Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Write Off the Page

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Tom Giffey

Reading is typically a solitary act. True, a reader can commune with the mind of a writer via the printed page, but it’s a one-way process. So for readers, meeting authors – hearing directly ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

Bonni Knight, photos by Lee Butterworth

What do homegrown acts The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon have in common? In terms of musical genres, not much. After all, one brings a gritty, yet folksy, Americana, another features ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

A Bon Hiver for Eaux Claires

Ani DiFranco and more converge for winter version of Eaux Claires Nov. 21-24

Eric Christenson

The organizers of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have announced the full details and lineup for Eaux Claires Hiver, a special winter extension of the fest happening at the Pablo Center ...

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New Story

John Graves Morris

February rain drives its arrows into the roof / of a coffee house that for now shelters / dozens of people, their coats darkened / and trousers clinging, the damp spears ...

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Issue #394 Oct. 2, 2019

Check Out the Glass-O-Lanterns

Glass Orchard offers hand-blown glass pumpkins for the season

Caitlin Boyle

October is officially here, which means it’s time to head on out to the pumpkin patch and stock up for the upcoming holiday season. The Glass Orchard in Eau Claire is gearing up for its third annual pumpkin sale, but the pumpkins ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Infinity, Revised

updated version of retired prof’s play staged in Twin Cities

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The historical characters included in Jack Bushnell’s one-act play, The Infinity Monologues – Stephen Hawking, Amelia Earhart, and Lawrence Oates – were all trailblazers of ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Book Fest Q&A: Dorothy Chan

new UWEC prof brings ‘poetic tsunami’ to reading

V1 Staff

Dorothy Chan – the newest assistant professor of creative writing at UW-Eau Claire – is a widely published poet whose latest collection, Revenge of the Asian Woman, was described as a “poetic tsunami” ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Dream Big

Maureen Mack discusses debut novel Wild Dreams

Stephanie Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Deirdre Moran is a young woman who has one leg planted in Cork, Ireland and the other in the dance world of Chicago. She is born in Cork and grows up on a rather antiquated ...

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