Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

JoAnna Haugen

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Travel Story: A 'Junk' Trip in Vietnam

my introspective boat tour of Halong Bay

JoAnna Haugen, illustrated by Erik Christenson

I hunkered in the doorway of an office building as gray clouds moved in, threatening to break open above me. Piles of luggage were stacked in the doorway, but I held tightly to my backpack. I was a solo traveler making my way through Vietnam.

Chill Out with Parks & Rec

you might as well enjoy yourself while you’re out

JoAnna Haugen

We completely understand your desire to hunker down in your home with a fluffy sweatshirt and hot mug of your wintry drink of choice, but if you’re brave enough to weather the Wisconsin winter, you might as well enjoy yourself while you’re out.

High School Band Competition on the Hunt

JoAnna Haugen

Aspiring high school musicians take note: Launchpad is looking for garage bands. Now in its seventh year, this alternative music competition is open to high school students who rock it after school hours.

New Book Completes Trilogy on Altoona History

JoAnna Haugen

At 479 pages, The Red Caboose: A Collection of Altoona, Wisconsin Memories 2009 by Jack Blacburn, Roger Rasmussen, and John R. Thurston is probably not a weekend read, but it is a comprehensive collection of memories about Altoona from the 1880s through t

Deck the Sidewalks

JoAnna Haugen

Find a pair of colorful mittens, grab a hat and scarf, and warm up your vocal cords ...

Burn, Baby, Burn

infamous Burning Man is what you make of it

JoAnna Haugen

For many of us, it is life-changing. So while I can’t accurately articulate what happens in that Nevada desert, and I can’t speak for any other burners, I can share five life lessons I learned.

FICTION: All I Ever Wanted

Winner, 1st Annual V1 Flash Fiction Contest

JoAnna Haugen, illustrated by Mike Jacobsen

"All I ever wanted was an African safari, a handful of red tulips on my birthday and an apartment floor that mopped itself."

Improv Yourself

learn to unearth your funny side with comedy classes

JoAnna Haugen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire is proud to introduce its own Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, and you’re invited to play.