Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

River Reads

Chippewa Valley Book Festival features fiction, food, and fun

Emily Kinzel

Hey there bookworms! The 18th Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is almost here. Starting Monday, Oct. 16, and running through Thursday Oct. 26, the festival will feature 30 authors ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Dining on Wobegon

have dinner with Prairie Home Companion writer Holly Harden

V1 Staff

At Forage this month, A Prairie Home Companion writer and cookbook author Holly Harden will join guests for a special dinner to benefit the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. “Suppertime in Lake Wobegon” will feature ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Writing History

veteran journalist Buckli will be honored for career covering ski jumping

by Doug Pearson

For decades, Ron Buckli has been writing sports stories for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. A former football coach and longtime runner, Buckli has kept us informed about prep football and foot races ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

In It Together

couple’s book of devotionals aimed at stronger marriages

Lindsey Quinnies

When you meet Matt and Suzie Kendziera, you can instantly sense that they share a genuinely unique connection. After 19 years of marriage, the Eau Claire pair are still as excited to share their lives together ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Tales of Timber

museum directors recount logging history in photos

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Long before chainsaw carving competitions (let alone chainsaws) existed, choppers, sawyers, and loggers ruled Wisconsin. In the 1840s, five-sixths of northern Wisconsin was covered with trees, primarily white pines ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Meaty Memories

Nickolas Butler’s meat-packing journals get digital treatment

by Samantha Kobs

What is it about something hand-written that makes us feel nostalgic and sentimental while subsequently stuffing whatever it is into the back of a drawer to save for decades? Internationally published local ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Interlocking Lives

UWEC writing prof pens sweeping debut novel

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

She’s very different – the woman in the photo of faded navies and greys. She’s soft, yet strong, and elegant. She’s a far cry from the feisty woman I know. To me, she’s always been keener on denim and fishing caps than white ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Art at Work

Perry exemplifies creativity in diverse new collection

Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Awakening with a moment of revelation is rarely how one discovers what one wants to pursue in life. It’s difficult to know, in the moment, where life will lead you. Instead, taking what comes your way and working with what you’ve got can create the most surprisingly beautiful stories ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

A Look at the Lake

photo-filled book marks Lake Wissota centennial

Barbara Arnold

More than 100 years ago, work began on the dam that created the reservoir now known as Lake Wissota. It took 700 workers, two steam shovels, and seven “Little Dinkies” steam locomotives two years to build the dam ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Family Matters

first book in series focuses on one of four sisters

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sometimes it’s the seemingly small things - like the crisp pages of a new book - that are the biggest blessings in life. For me, Diana Peterson’s novel, Summer Breeze (part one of a four part series) was exactly ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

The Sky's the Limit

online literary journal Sky Island set to drop first issue

Max Martinson

Sky Island Journal is an Eau Claire-based online literary journal that was started by two men, Jason Splichal and Jeff Sommerfield. Jeff and Jason sought a way to create a reader and contributor friendly magazine ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Is There a Killer on the River?

retired Milwaukee detective investigates ‘Smiley Face’ theory

Max Martinson

There’s a lot of strange stuff that happens in rivers. River monsters move silently through the current, herons and eagles keep watch as giant catfish swallow the arms of people who dare to use their fingers as bait ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

EGGciting Reading

egg book is perfect for readers with a surplus of eggs and a sense of humor

Gus Wolter

Egg lovers: rejoice, and egg layers: FLEE! Local yolkel Uncle Eggbert (alias: retired UW-Stout lecturer David Tank) has written a must-read cookbook for backyard chicken owners and protein enthusiasts in general. Uncle Eggbert’s Egg Book is a lighthearted collection of egg recipes ...

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Issue #333 May 31, 2017

All Along the River

a journey down the Chippewa in time, space, and memory

Tom Giffey

For more than 40 years, the current of the Chippewa River has pulled at Richard Cornell’s mind – and at his heart. He first felt the tug on a February day in 1976 ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Engaging Young Readers

a new local book outlines ways to get reluctant readers enthusiastic about books

Marie Anthony

Rob Reid has devoted much of his career to helping teachers and parents understand the importance of reading in a child’s life, but it was on the drive home from Madison ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Reach for the Sky

EC natives formulate revolutionary online lit journal

Hannah Mumm

Traditional literary journals are dying in today’s impatient world. Both print and online publications force writers to endure submission processes that last anywhere from a couple of months to nearly a year ...

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