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Chippewa Valley Book Fest Reveals Some Cool Details

Emilee Wentland

For the second year in a row, the Chippewa Valley Book Festival will have a Pulitzer Prize-winning author in its line-up. The 19th annual fall festival will feature Caroline Fraser, who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Best Biography for her book Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Fraser served as editor of the Library of America edition of Wilder’s legendary Little House on the Prairie series. Fraser’s Oct. 23 presentation will be one the first events taking place at the new Pablo Center at the Confluence. The festival will also feature numerous other notable scribes, including Eau Claire’s Nickolas Butler, who will preview his new novel, Little Faith; Molly Patterson, UW-Eau Claire professor and author of Rebellion; Ojibwe writer David Treuer, author of Rez Life; and Kevin Young, author of Bunk, who will speak on the topic of “fake news” as part of the UWEC Forum. These authors and more will give presentations on reading and writing throughout the festival, which runs Oct. 15-25. The festival highlights books in three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The festival will include events throughout the Valley at places such as the Pablo Center, UWEC, libraries, and the Chippewa Valley Museum. Learn more at cvbookfest.org.

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

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