Sunday, Apr. 22nd, 2018

2-3pm Sun. Apr. 22

Chad Lewis

Chad Lewis will be talking about Wisconsin's gangster past-turning the badger state into the crime state.

Colfax Municipal Building 613 Main Street, Colfax

Cost: $10 general seating admission

Monday, Apr. 23rd, 2018

4-6pm Mon. Apr. 23

5th Annual UWEC Robert Frost Celebration of American Poetry

The poetry event celebrates the university's Frederick G. and Joan Christopherson Schmidt Robert Frost Collection. The collection was acquired by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation from Joan Christopherson Schmidt of Milwaukee as part of the Foundation's Power of Possible campaign.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Apr. 24th, 2018

6:30-8pm Tue. Apr. 24

Book Talk with Everin Houkom

Everin Houkom is a retired family physician. His second book, Crazy Music, describes how music therapy has opened the memories of many nursing home patients. But what happens when the worst memory Ella could have comes with a certain song. Abby, Ella's daughter, with the help of her brother, PJ, and the nursing home staff, works to solve this mystery.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Apr. 26th, 2018

5-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

The Spring Book Sale is just around the corner. All proceeds benefit library programming. Thursday sale for Friends of the MPL only. Become a friend that night for access to the sale. Sunday is a special $5 bag sale.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Prices Vary

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

Words & Waffles: A Night of Poetry

Join students from Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, as well as representatives from the CVWG, for an evening of words and waffles at SHIFT Cyclery and Coffee Bar. Bring a short piece to share (3-5 minutes, please) or simply sit back and enjoy.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 27th, 2018

10am-5:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

The Spring Book Sale is just around the corner. All proceeds benefit library programming. Thursday sale for Friends of the MPL only. Become a friend that night for access to the sale. Sunday is a special $5 bag sale.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Prices Vary

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 28th, 2018

9am-9pm Sat. Apr. 28

Independent Bookstore Day at The Local Store

Join us Volume One and The Local Store as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with sales on our books and storewide! Receive 15% off your entire purchase when you buy any book all day AND stop by the gallery to catch some local authors reading and signing throughout the day. Visits from Priscillaemae Olson, BJ Hollars, Molly Patterson, David Tank, Brian Blakeley, and Chippewa Valley Local Authors Group.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 28

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

The Spring Book Sale is just around the corner. All proceeds benefit library programming. Thursday sale for Friends of the MPL only. Become a friend that night for access to the sale. Sunday is a special $5 bag sale.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Prices Vary

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. Apr. 28

"When I Stumble in Life's Storms: A Bridge to Carry Me Home" Reading/Signing with Priscillamae Olson

Join us on Independent Bookstore Day for a reading with local author Priscillamae Olson. Olson's gripping personal stories, thought - provoking quotations, and moving original poems that allow silenced voices to vent their anguish, are interlaced throughout the book as well as bridges of techniques, discussion, instruction, and recommended resources.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Sunday, Apr. 29th, 2018

noon-2pm Sun. Apr. 29

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

The Spring Book Sale is just around the corner. All proceeds benefit library programming. Thursday sale for Friends of the MPL only. Become a friend that night for access to the sale. Sunday is a special $5 bag sale.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Prices Vary

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 1st, 2018

6-8pm Tue. May. 1

Jim Kosmo Author Event

Captain Jim Kosmo is a national award-winning journalist and author, a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Mississippi riverboat pilot, and former partner of Padelford Riverboat Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. He will be discussing his newest book, Monsters in the Hallway. Books will be available for purchase.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Thursday, May. 3rd, 2018

5-6pm Thu. May. 3

Spoken Art: B.J. Hollars

On Murder and Martyrdom. Join B.J. Hollars as he reads three short essays inspired by his civil rights research, including the stories of the lives and racially-motivated deaths of Mack Charles Parker, Medgar Evers, and Michael Donald.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

5pm Thu. May. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, May. 7th, 2018

7-8pm Mon. May. 7

A Literary Sister Act: Writing Science Fiction Collaboratively

Ruth Rankin and Caroline Akervik are sisters, friends and local coauthors. Join them to read and discuss their new Young Adult Science Fiction Novel, Halcyon: A Sentinel Novel. Books will be available for purchase.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, May. 8th, 2018

7pm Tue. May. 8

Writing Science Fiction Collaboratively with Caroline Akervik

Ruth Rankin and Caroline Akervik are sisters, friends and local coauthors. They share a love of good cheese and Young Adult Fiction. Join them to read and discuss their new Young Adult Science Fiction Novel, Halcyon: A Sentinel Novel.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thursday, May. 10th, 2018

7pm Thu. May. 10

"The Road South" Reading/Signing with BJ Hollars

Join Hollars for a reading and conversation from his new book, The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders. In the summer of 1961, riders--both black and white--boarded interstate buses to test a pair of Supreme Court rulings related to interstate travel.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Friday, May. 11th, 2018

7pm Fri. May. 11

Author Visit: B.J. Hollars, "The Road South"

Listen to author B.J. Hollars discuss his book about the first Freedom Riders. Weaving the past with the present, Hollars aims to demystify the legendary journey, while also confronting more modern concerns related to race in America. The Road South is part memoir and part research-based journalism.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. May. 11

An Evening with Anjela Wong: Opening Doors Reading & Signing

Opening Doors examines the role and impact of a community-based organization in helping working class immigrant families navigate and negotiate their multiple worlds. Wong will read from the book, take questions, and sign copies. Anjela Wong is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she teaches courses in anti-oppressive and culturally relevant education.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Sunday, May. 13th, 2018

1pm Sun. May. 13

Discourse: Modern Dance & Writing

This three-part event features both modern dance and writing. Each portion begins with a dance performance set to the words of local author BJ Hollars. Following each performance will be a discussion of the creative process, the artistic product, as well as how dance relates to Eau Claire's creative economy. Discussion will be open to questions from the audience.​​

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, May. 16th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. May. 16

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

7-8pm Wed. May. 16

Poetry Collection "Rhapsody In Olive Drab" by Steve Maddox

Steve Maddox is a retired businessman, Vietnam veteran, published poet, and a volunteer board member for the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the book sales will go to support the post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Highground in Neillsville.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7-8pm Wed. May. 16

Writing With Color: A Writing Workshop With Amanda Zieba

Learn several techniques for bringing your writing to life in full color. Sometimes toying with a variety of creative pursuits can entice the muses to show up in interesting ways. Experiment, play, and paint with words in the company of your fellow word nerds in this one hour workshop led by UWEC grad and self published author, Amanda Zieba.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thursday, May. 24th, 2018

6-8pm Thu. May. 24

Reading of "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" : Director's Cut by Wil Denson

Wil Denson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He holds a Ph.D. in Theater from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in English from the University of Arizona. Denson was named a Notable Wisconsin Author in 2016. Wil lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with wife and best friend Judy.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Saturday, May. 26th, 2018

1-2:30pm Sat. May. 26

Dustyn Dubuque-Author Visit (Rescheduled)

Dustyn will be reading from his book, "How Newell Burch Survived Andersonville Prison". This is the amazing story of a man who was among the first to arrive and last to leave Andersonville. Burch came to Menomonie after his war days with his family to work for the Knapp, Stout and Co.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Jun. 7th, 2018

5pm Thu. Jun. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jun. 20th, 2018

9am-4pm Wed. Jun. 20

Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners

This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence using practices you can implement immediately.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $189

7-9pm Wed. Jun. 20

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Jul. 5th, 2018

5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jul. 18th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 2018

5pm Thu. Aug. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Aug. 15th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Aug. 15

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 2018

5pm Thu. Sep. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Sep. 19

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2018

5pm Thu. Oct. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 17

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2018

5pm Thu. Nov. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Nov. 21

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018

5pm Thu. Dec. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 19

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Jan. 3rd, 2019

5pm Thu. Jan. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 16

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Feb. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 20

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Mar. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Mar. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Mar. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 20

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2019

5pm Thu. Apr. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 2nd, 2019

5pm Thu. May. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jun. 6th, 2019

5pm Thu. Jun. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jul. 4th, 2019

5pm Thu. Jul. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Aug. 1st, 2019

5pm Thu. Aug. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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