Monday, Nov. 12th, 2018

5-6pm Mon. Nov. 12

Local Lit: Jan Carroll

Jan Carroll is the host of the 6x6 Reading Series and a member of the Poets of the Oak Lair writing group. Her work has appeared in Borderlands, California Quarterly, Harbinger Asylum, Avatar Review, locally in Volume One Local Lit, Green Light Literary Journal, and in Barstow & Grand.

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

Cost: FREE

5-6pm Mon. Nov. 12

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

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 14

Write Memoir: Letting our Senses Guide our Stories

Use the five senses to recall meaningful life memories and write about them. Recall memorable moments worth writing about to create your personal life map. Open your mind to new perspectives on writing memoirs. Register today.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $139

Age: 18+

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 2018

6-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

UW Stout Faculty and Staff Creative Writing Reading

UW-Stout faculty and staff will read their original creative works. Readers include Daniel Ruefman, Josh Lind, Kevin Drzakowski, Lystra Yates, Sarah Wynn, Leni Marshall, Andy Cohran, Jeremiah Bass, Kristyn Blessing and Lopa Basu.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Nov. 15

Everything You Want to Know About Writing for Children (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Join children's and middle grade authors Caroline Akervik, Julie Bowe and Becky Wojahn (W.H. Beck) for a panel discussion on a range of topics in the children's writing world: from who hires the illustrator to how to make a living in stories.

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

Cost: FREE

Friday, Nov. 16th, 2018

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

True North: Real Wisconsin Stories Live on Stage

True North is a night of authentic stories, dynamic multi-media, and curious collaborations from some of Volume One's favorite writers, filmmakers, performers, artists, and musicians — all live on stage.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 day of

Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 17

Elli Hunt Book Talk

Mystery writer Elli Hunt who has strong connections to our area has written a thriller abduction story. At 1:30pm she will talk about the book, the writing process and autograph copies.

Bookends on Main 214 E. Main St., Menomonie

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 17

True North: Real Wisconsin Stories Live on Stage

True North is a night of authentic stories, dynamic multi-media, and curious collaborations from some of Volume One's favorite writers, filmmakers, performers, artists, and musicians — all live on stage.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 day of

Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2018

7:30pm Sun. Nov. 18

Music + Poetry + Art: Feat. Adelyn Rose, Elvessa, and Ghost in the Good Thing

A night filled with fantastic music, poetry, and visual art. Come for the bands, stay for the vibes. Musicians include: Adelyn Rose, Ghost in the Good Thing, and Elvessa. Poetry by Elias Monty, Kessa Albright, and Derek Dahlk. Art by Morgan McCandless, Clarice Hable, and Mark A Lone.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Monday, Nov. 19th, 2018

7pm Mon. Nov. 19

Tell Me Something Weird Podcast Live With Guest BJ Hollars

Each week, Jodie Arnold and Eric Johnson get together on their podcast to share their love of murders, abductions, end-times predictions, and weird history. This week features author B.J. Hollars.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Nov. 21

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse 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.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Saturday, Nov. 24th, 2018

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 24

David Tank - Local Author

David Tank presents the latest in his Middle Reader series. "Secret Santa: The Mystery of the Magic Watch."

Bookends on Main 214 E. Main St., Menomonie

2-4pm Sat. Nov. 24

Joe Niese - Chippewa Falls Author

Joe Niese, sports' biographer and Chippewa Falls librarian presents his third book, "Gus Dorais" about a Chippewa Falls native who became a gridiron icon, coach, and innovator.

Bookends on Main 214 E. Main St., Menomonie

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 2018

7pm Thu. Nov. 29

A Readers Theatre Production & Uniroyal Film: What Happened to Brian

A follow up to Miller's novel "America's Heartbeat, " in which a main character in the novel was a 52-year-old Uniroyal worker named Brian Chandler. The worst thing you can say about someone who's gone is nothing.

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

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018

10am Sat. Dec. 1

Saturday Morning Kids Series: "A Gift For You" Reading

Aa holiday reading of "A Gift for You" children's book (preschool and early primary grades). The book is meant to open the discussion of what is love and how can a child show others love. A portion of the proceeds will go to a children's hospital.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Dec. 1

Come Home with the Town Kid - Book Reading & Signing

A simpler place and time—growing up in a small town during the 50s and 60s. Local author Gary Porter—the Town Kid—takes you on a sentimental journey down memory lane, enlivened with captivating black-and-white photos from the Sidey Collection®.

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

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 2018

7pm Tue. Dec. 4

6x6 Reading Series: "A Light in the Dark"

Welcome to 6x6, a reading series sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild and hosted by Jan Carroll. This 6x6 reading features Karen Loeb, Wilma Clark, Sandy Wagner, Frank Fucile, Lindsey Brandrup, and Andrew Patrie. The theme this time will be "A Light in the Dark."

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

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 2018

6:30pm Wed. Dec. 5

Santa Claus Then and Now by David Tank

Join author David Tank for this entertaining look at Santa through the ages. The program will include stories, fun facts, songs and vintage illustrations of the man in red. Tank will also read from and sign copies of his newest middle-grade novel “Secret Santa: The Mystery of the Magic Watch.”

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Dec. 5

Let's be Honest: In the Cold

At Let's Be Honest – V1's grownup storytelling series – some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. For each installment, multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open mic for the audience. The night's theme is "In the Cold: Winter perils and snowy stuff."

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

Author Visit - David Tank

Santa Clause Then and Now. Celebrate all things Santa with David Tank, author of the Secret Santa middle-grade novels. Have your picture taken as Santa! For parents, grandparents, and children.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Dec. 7th, 2018

7:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 7

Michael Perry "So Where We At?"

New York Times Bestselling Author, Humorist, Singer/Songwriter, and Intermittent Pig Farmer, Michael Perry, returns for another evening of tales, laughs, and insights on living in Wisconsin. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom.

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

Cost: Reserved Seating: $20/seat General Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2018

10am Sat. Dec. 8

Saturday Morning Kids Series: Santa Claus Then & Now

Join author David Tank for this entertaining look at Santa through the ages. This program will include stories, fun facts, songs and vintage illustrations of the man in red. Tank will also read from his newest middle-grade novel “Secret Santa: The Mystery of the Magic Watch.”

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

Cost: FREE

2pm Sat. Dec. 8

Book Reading: "Stoney Lonesome Road" by Rick Pendergast

Rick Pendergast reads from his novel set in western Wisconsin. A retired detective attempts to solve a decades old murder in order to clear the name of the accused who is an old family friend. In addition to the reading the author discusses his life experiences that had an influence on the book.

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

Cost: FREE

Monday, Dec. 10th, 2018

5-6pm Mon. Dec. 10

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, Dec. 11th, 2018

7pm Tue. Dec. 11

Michael Perry Holiday Reading & Signing

Join New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry as he takes over the Volume One Gallery for a special holiday reading, discussion, and book signing. A great opportunity to hear from a local favorite and get books signed as holiday gifts.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

7pm Wed. Dec. 12

Let's be Honest: Holiday Heroics

Some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open mic for the audience. The night's theme is "Holiday Heroics: Tales of holly jolly successes and failures.”

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Wed. Dec. 12

Bruce Taylor Author Visit

Bruce Taylor, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Eau Claire is a former poet laureate of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and curator of Local Lit for Volume One. He will be discussing his newest book, Poetry, Sex, Love, Music, Booze & Death.

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

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018

7pm Tue. Dec. 18

Joy to the Word: An Evening of Songs, Stories, Humbug and Holiday Cheer

Tis the season for celebrating good tidings and cheer! Join local writers, storytellers and UKE Klub for an evening of fun, fellowship, songs and stories that celebrate all winter holidays. Ugly sweaters strongly encouraged. This event is free however everyone needs a ticket.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, but ticket is requipred

7pm Tue. Dec. 18

Cold Cases of West - Central Wisconsin

Robert Dudley will discuss the 1974 stabbing death of Mary Schlais whose body was found in rural Eau Claire, the 1980 shooting of Eau Claire real estate agent Richard Scott, and the mysterious long-term disappearance of Joan Butterbach in 1971.

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

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 19

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse 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.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

7-8pm Wed. Dec. 19

Live Book Release with Emily Anderson and Diane Kaufmann

Diane's picture book, illustrated by Janelle Thompson, talks about children in Malawi, Africa. Emily's young-adult novel-in-verse Fifteen and Change, tells the story of Zeke, who has to choose between keeping his head down, or helping his mom and advocating for fair wages.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 16

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse 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.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Monday, Feb. 11th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Feb. 11

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

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 20

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse 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.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Monday, Mar. 4th, 2019

7pm Mon. Mar. 4

"Little Faith" Release & Signing w/ Nickolas Buter

Join the Local Store for a reading & signing for local author Nickolas Butler's newest novel, Little Faith. In this moving new novel 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.

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

Cost: FREE

Monday, Mar. 11th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Mar. 11

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

Wednesday, Mar. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 20

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse 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.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Monday, Apr. 8th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Apr. 8

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

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

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