Books Readings

Chippewa Valley Book Festival Goes Virtual This Spring

renowned author Brandon Taylor reads from ‘Real Life’

Ashly Curtis |

Brandon Taylor, author of acclaimed book
Brandon Taylor, author of acclaimed book Real Life, will join a virtual talk on March 12.

After cancelling its 2020 events due to the pandemic, the Chippewa Valley Book Festival is back with virtual events this spring. On Friday, March 12, the festival will host author Brandon Taylor for a virtual conversation about his book Real Life.

Brandon Taylor has graduate degrees from UW-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is a staff writer at Lit Hub, and is senior editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. Drawing inspiration from his time at UW-Madison, Taylor’s book Real Life was named to the Booker Prize Shortlist and already has a film adaptation in the works.

This virtual event, moderated by Lopa Basu, will feature a reading from Real Life and a Q&A session with Taylor. Attendees can submit any questions they have for Taylor on the Chippewa Valley Book Festival website prior to the event, which will take place on the Perigon platform that attendees can access on either mobile or desktop browsers. Registered participants will receive an email with the Perigon link on the day of the event.


Register for free at cvbookfest.org. Snag a copy of the book at Dotters Books and other major retailers online.

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