7-8:30pm Sat. Aug. 19

Singer/Songwriters of the Chippewa Valley: Young to Old

Join us at The Local Store and hear from three area songwriters as they share their experiences and stories of songwriting. You'll hear from the "old" guy, Steve Szydel, with two young guns Jackson Taylor and Sage Learyas as well as two other up and coming local musicians from the area. Bring your pad and pencil and take notes.

10am-1pm Sat. Aug. 26

Eau Claire Dance Festival: Act I

The first installment of the Eau Claire Dance Festival, Act I, includes five modern dance performances scattered throughout downtown Eau Claire. The festival is an ode to the rebirth of downtown Eau Claire, and is intended to spotlight dance while celebrating the vibrant Eau Claire arts scene and the confluence of forces making that happen.

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Aug. 28

Spoken Word Workshop & Open Mic - Standup, Storytelling, and Poetry

Join members of Clear Water Comedy, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, Downstage Left and Twig magazine for a spoken word workshop and writing session followed an open read and live performances in the V1 gallery. Get some feedback, work on your writing, and fine tune your spoken word skills in a friendly, no-pressure setting with guidance from experienced writers, poets, and comedians.

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Sep. 1

Artist's Reception: "Show and Tell" by Grace Fechner

The first solo show of UWEC alumna Grace Fechner. The show is comprised of mixed media works that explore humans as social animals. Child-like materials and techniques are utilized and finessed in order to abstract and echo the learning process through which people are taught how to accurately communicate oneself to other people, and also how to listen to and interpret others.

7pm Wed. Sep. 6

Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: School

Let's Be Honest is Volume One's popular storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, and an open mic follows. Tonight's theme is "School: Stories about learning, teaching, and/or the lack thereof.”

7pm Tue. Sep. 12

Reading and Book Signing with Beverly Finn

In her first memoir, You Won't Be Coming Back, Finn shared her personal journey out of poverty living with eight siblings at the edge of the small village of Cadott, Wisconsin. In writing this, the author shares how she accomplished an early vow to herself to get out of poverty. Now, she shares her siblings’ own remarkable stories to answer the question: What happened to the rest of you?

7pm Fri. Sep. 15

Psychology of Homicide Presentation

As a homicide investigator, Steve Spingola spent 15 years chasing down coldblooded killers, including Jeffrey Dahmer and Milwaukee's infamous north side strangler. Get a feel for what it is like to walk a mile in the shoes of a busy homicide detective by attending Spingola's Psychology of Homicide presentation.

7pm Tue. Sep. 19

The Photos from “Logging in Wisconsin”

The logging industry dramatically reshaped Wisconsin’s landscape, both physically and culturally. Join co-authors Diana Peterson and Carrie Ronnander as they discuss some of their favorite photos from Logging in Wisconsin and reflect on the significance of this local history book.

3pm Sat. Oct. 7

Immortalized in Bronze: Stories about Wisconsin Hall of Famers

Come learn about the state sports figures who have been Immortalized in Bronze in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Author Gregg Hoffmann will talk about the history of the Hall, the first state hall in the country, and touch on bios of some of the most interesting figures in it. He will include some from the Eau Claire and Indianhead region of the state.

7pm Thu. Oct. 26

Barstow & Grand Debut Reading

The debut reading will feature several fiction, nonfiction, and poetry authors whose work appears in issue one, and a discussion of the publication process with the editors. Stop down to pick up an issue, hear some incredible writing, and help B&G thank everyone who worked so hard to bring this project to life. With cake.

7pm Wed. Nov. 8

Michael Perry's "Montaigne in Barn Boots" Book Release

While recovering from a kidney stone, Michael Perry took a journey through the philosophical works of Michel de Montaigne. "Montaigne in Barn Boots" is the culmination of that journey. Join the self-described amateur as he takes a raw, vulnerable, and hilarious ambling through philosophy.

2pm Sat. Nov. 11

The Driftless Reader

Brings together more than 80 selected readings from and about the unique Driftless Area of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois, providing a literary portrait of the landscape, its history, and its people. Editors Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley have supplemented these readings with a selection of maps, paintings, photographs, and other images depicting the region’s special character.

Interested in hosting either a private or public event at The Local Store & Volume One Gallery?

Email localstore@volumeone.org(localstore (at) volumeone [d0t] org,) for details.