Wednesday, Mar. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 20

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse writing prompts. Settle in and join the quiet writing at SHIFT's back tables 7-8:30 pm. Feel free to socialize in the front area or at the bar. Wherever you sit, join the group debriefing at the back tables 8:30-9.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Mar. 21st, 2019

6-7pm Thu. Mar. 21

Writers Read: Open Mic

In honor of Lawrence Felinghetti’s 100th birthday this March, “Writers Read” is celebrating Beat. Bring your favorite Beat poem to read in 5 minutes, or read your own Beat-style poem or very short prose. Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners welcome.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Mar. 21

Book Release & Reading - Walk the Walk, Camp the Camp, Bird the Bird with Steve Betchkal

Steve Betchkal is a proud environmentalist, an ornithologist, and an Eau Claire-based author. In his 30 years as a professional journalist he produced 11,000 TV stories, and is the only journalist in Chippewa Valley history to win five Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Steve will read a short excerpt from his new book.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - Books will be for sale

Tuesday, Mar. 26th, 2019

6-7pm Tue. Mar. 26

Baseball Book Talk with Author Joe Niese

"From a Western Wisconsin Farm to the World Series: The Story of Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko." Celebrate baseball's Opening Day 2019 with a look at the fascinating stories of two Wisconsin-grown players, presented by author Joe Niese. Niese's books on Andy Pafko and Burleigh Grimes are available through the museum's store.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, Apr. 1st, 2019

7-9pm Mon. Apr. 1

Loud Secrets! Open Mic

Clear Water Comedy and the Plus host this new monthly showcase; an open mic for spoken word works like stand up comedy, poetry, live readings, improv, storytelling, and more. Sign up begins at 7pm, and showtime promptly at 7:30pm.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (16+ recommended)

Saturday, Apr. 6th, 2019

1-2:30pm Sat. Apr. 6

Author Visit-Douglas Kane

Douglas Kane will read from his book "Our Politics". Referencing years of active politics in both Illinois and Wisconsin, this memoir explores and describes the essential nature of our politics, how and why the political power structure has shifted, and how we must deal with it together.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7pm Sat. Apr. 6

So Glad! Poetry + Music

Anastasia Vishnevsky and Jan Carrol will read poetry. Julie Majkowski will entertain with flute music and vocals. Paul Thomas will take you on a science and music odyssey. Dan Zerr and Lee Mynett will bring some of their own music to the night. Cash bar available.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Sunday, Apr. 7th, 2019

2pm Sun. Apr. 7

The Artistically Spoken Word

The Artistically Spoken Word is a project to celebrate and participate in spoken word performance in the beautiful Mabel Tainter Theater.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA

Monday, Apr. 8th, 2019

6:30-8pm Mon. Apr. 8

"Little Faith" Reading & Signing with Nickolas Butler

In this moving new novel, Little Faith, from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. There will be books available for purchase following the reading.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Apr. 9th, 2019

3pm Tue. Apr. 9

Beverly Lewis-Book Signing

Award-winning, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will be touring the Midwest in the promotion of her latest release, The Tinderbox, a stand-alone novel set in her beloved Lancaster County and featuring her trademark look at Amish family life. Books will be available for purchase.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Apr. 10th, 2019

6-7pm Wed. Apr. 10

Writers Read: The Surprises of Poetry

Join Writers Read for a reading and discussion with poet Jennifer L. Knox. The New York Times Book Review said her most recent book, Days of Shame and Failure, “hits, with deceptive ease, all the poetic marks a reader could want.”

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Scott Spoolman Book Signing

In Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History, science writer Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display.

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

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Apr. 11th, 2019

7-8pm Thu. Apr. 11

Book Discussion: “Monsters in the Hallway”

Join local author Captain Jim Kosmo for discussion of his award-winning book “Monsters in the Hallway.” 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. Books will be available for purchase.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Apr. 14th, 2019

8pm Sun. Apr. 14

Chill Sundays with Ghost in the Good Thing

Featuring Ghost in the Good thing at this week's Chill Sundays event. With poetry performances and readings, art from local artists for sale and on display, and three amazing musical performances.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Monday, Apr. 15th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Apr. 15

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from various local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Apr. 20th, 2019

11:30am-2pm Sat. Apr. 20

Author Meet + Greet: Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook

Join a celebration of all that is Wisconsin cheese. Author Kristine Hansen of Milwaukee will share her new book, Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet, and Savory Recipes from the State’s Best Creameries. Free cheese samples! Copies of the book available for sale.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Apr. 25th, 2019

5-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 26th, 2019

10am-5:30pm Fri. Apr. 26

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 27th, 2019

10am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 27

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Apr. 28th, 2019

noon-2pm Sun. Apr. 28

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

Monday, May. 13th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. May. 13

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from various local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, May. 21st, 2019

6pm Tue. May. 21

Poets of the Oak Lair 2019 Reading

The Poets of the Oak Lair (POOL) writing group invites you to our reading of a selection of poems written over the 2018-2019 year. Group members include Jessi Peterson, Lopa Basu, Ashly Curtis, Deb Brown, Jennifer Eddy, Jan Carroll, and Sara Bryan.

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

Tuesday, Jun. 4th, 2019

7-8pm Tue. Jun. 4

Book Discussion: “Anything But Simple: My Life as Mennonite”

On Tuesday, June 4, the Fall Creek Public Library will welcome author Lucinda J. Miller to share information and answer questions about her book “Anything But Simple: My Life as Mennonite,” a memoir about growing up Mennonite in rural Ladysmith. Her books will be available for purchase.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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