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 #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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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Strange States

exploring the paranormal in the most normal of places: the Midwest

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the rest of my family peered out the minivan windows trying to spot bison, elk, and prairie dogs during a late-summer trip out West, my mind and imagination drifted closer to home ...

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Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

BOOK FEST Q&A: LEIF ENGER

award-winner Minnesota novelist among highlights of upcoming literary fest

V1 Staff, photos by Robin Enger

Among the highlights of the annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is hearing from regional writers whose talents have attracted national attention. This year, public radio reporter-turned-novelist ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Rinse, Tumble Dry, Repeat

webcomic aimed at people who are “nervous and overwhelmed with life”

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Before he headed to college at UW-Stout in 2007 for a degree in studio art, Tyler Haas knew he was destined to be great. That expectation was tempered somewhat when he leveled up. “As it turns out, being the ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Destruction & Recovery

couple’s book documents 1958 Colfax tornado

Kellie Williams

It was muggier than a typical day in June and storms were reported to the west in Minnesota, but on the evening of June 4, 1958, those storms transformed into an F5 tornado ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Like Fish to Water

Chippewa Falls native teaches stars’ kids to swim, pens book

Parker Reed

From swimming in Chippewa Valley pools to teaching some of Hollywood’s celebrity children, an area native is celebrating the release of her new book, which aims to empower America’s future ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Pop Go the Eighties

UW-Stout prof’s book explores intersection of music, movies in a totally rad decade

Caitlin Boyle

Michael Heagle, a professor in the Entertainment Design Program at UW-Stout, lives for movies and music. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and found Michael Weldon’s book ...

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