Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Book Fest Q&A: Nickolas Butler

noted local author to give taste of his latest at UW-Stout

V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

While it draws authors from all over the United States, one of the strengths of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival is it’s ability to spotlight some of the talented scribes who live in our own backyard ...

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Issue #368 October 3, 2018

Barstow & Grand #2

local poetry and lit mag unleashes its second issue

Lauren Fisher

The official release of the second issue of Barstow & Grand, a locally produced poetry and literature magazine, will be Oct. 16 at the Pablo Center at the Confluence. Beginning at 7pm, authors will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from the journal ...

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Issue #368 October 3, 2018

Pages on a Park

Chippewa Falls authors commemorate Irvine Park and it’s 112-year history

Rayna DeJongh

After a year of researching newspaper articles, collecting historic images, and interviewing locals, Chippewa Falls authors Donna Bourget, Anne Keller ,and Jim Schuh have disclosed the rich landscape ...

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Issue #367 September 19, 2018

Reid All About It: Eau Claire author’s latest book full of fun to spark kids’ learning

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At story time, even the most focused of youngsters will eventually tire of “This Little Piggy,” The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” and “Five Little Monkeys.” If you’re a teacher, librarian, or parent – what then? Prolific author, librarian, educator, and rapper (more on that later) Rob Reid has the answers in his latest book...

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Issue #367 September 19, 2018

The Stuff of Life

Taylor tackles Poetry Sex Love Music Booze & Death

Cassandra Kyser, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As a professor emeritus of English and former poet laureate of the City of Eau Claire, Bruce Taylor is no stranger to the Chippewa Valley’s literary scene.

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Issue #367 September 19, 2018

Taking the Long Way

local author recounts globe-trotting trip in Leaving Detroit

Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The story of adventure told in Leaving Detroit is all the inspiration you need to pack up a bag, and begin a journey of your own. Local author Louise Barfknecht recounts her remarkable decision to travel from Detroit to Italy ...

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Issue #366 September 5, 2018

Gus the Great

Chippewa Falls native who revolutionized football is focus of new biography

Luc Anthony

The modern game of football is centered on the forward pass. Today, quarterbacks and wide receivers attain yardage and reception statistics that, a half-century ago, would have been considered nearly inhuman; those numbers are now expected today in order to help your team to a championship.

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Issue #366 September 5, 2018

New Book Beginnings

independent bookstore finds permanent location, plans fall opening

Emilee Wentland

Local online bookstore Dotters Books is opening a permanent physical location this fall. The women-owned bookstore got started in 2017 as an online-only business that hosted pop-up sales ...

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