Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2020

2-3:30pm Sun. Feb. 23

Duty Beyond the Battlefield

African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood. Author Le’Trice D. Donaldson examines the often overlooked era between the Civil War and the end of World War I as the beginning of black soldiers’ involvement in the long struggle for civil rights.

Rassbach Museum 1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 2020

6-7pm Tue. Feb. 25

Book Talk with John Kinville

Drawing on never-before-seen materials, author Kinville unfolds the complex legacy of a group of Chippewa Falls women (Women’s Klan no. 14) who struggled to balance their intentions to uphold Prohibition and block Catholic Al Smith's path to the White House against the malicious ideology of the Klan.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Feb. 25

The Cave Lady: Book Presentation by Jane Glenz

Explore whether Eau Claire's legendary Maud Phillips truly was a "Mad Poetess" worthy of commitment to Mendota State Hospital, or whether she was more accurately a victim of the too-restrictive social mores of her time.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Mar. 3rd, 2020

2-3pm Tue. Mar. 3

Becoming American: Book Discussion by Callie Trautmiller

Callie will share about the experience of Japanese Americans during World War II, including internment camps, training at Fort McCoy and Fort Snelling, and serving overseas.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Tue. Mar. 3

6x6 Reading Series: Move

Six readers will read original work for six minutes each. The theme is "Move!" The readers are Jeff DeGraves, Elizabeth Gillen, Patricia Quinn, Jennifer Eddy, Aryn Widule, and Hannah Metry.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Mar. 4th, 2020

7-8:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Women Writers on Wednesday with Katie Venit

Katie will read a few short prose pieces on family and on surviving Wisconsin's winter. Her essays and short stories have appeared in WPR's Wisconsin Life, Volume One Magazine, Chippewa Valley Family Magazine, Literary Mama, and Spelk. She has read locally for 6x6 and other writers' events.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

Tuesday, Mar. 10th, 2020

2pm Tue. Mar. 10

Obituary Writing with CeCelia Zorn

A registered nurse, accomplished author, and an award-winning UW-Eau Claire faculty. She has taught many classes at area senior centers, Chippewa Valley Learning in Retirement, Senior Americans Day at UW-Eau Claire, high schools, and writing groups since her retirement.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Tue. Mar. 10

UWEC Forum Series: Jackson Katz, Gender Violence Expert

The basis of Katz's Forum presentation and his life's work is in turning the tables on sexual assault, not only in how we describe it but in how we educate about it.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 GA, $6 uwec faculty/staff/senior, $4 youth/students

Thursday, Mar. 12th, 2020

7pm Thu. Mar. 12

Book Reading: A Hidden History of a Women's Ku Klux Klan in Chippewa Falls

Drawing on never-before-seen materials, author John E. Kinville unfolds the complex legacy of these Chippewa Falls women who struggled to balance their noble intentions against the malicious ideology of the Klan.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Mar. 17th, 2020

2pm Tue. Mar. 17

“Climbing in the 70s: From Devils Lake to El Capitan” by Dan Woll

Dan Woll is a retired educator and current Wisconsin author. His writing is often informed by rock climbing experiences in the 1970's, including early ascents of El Capitan's 3300 foot Salathe Wall route

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

Cost: FREE

6-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 17

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

7pm Tue. Mar. 17

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.)

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Mar. 19th, 2020

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 19

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

Saturday, Mar. 21st, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Mar. 21

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Mar. 26th, 2020

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 26

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

8pm Thu. Mar. 26

Open Mic Night #2

Sign up starts at 7pm at the BDP booth upstairs in the Terrace. Use your unique talents and experiences to give the crowd a fantastic performance - whether it is spoken word, comedy, or a wonderful musical talent - let your voice be heard at BDP’s Open Mic.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Mar. 31st, 2020

2-3pm Tue. Mar. 31

Maureen D. Mack Book Talk- Wild Dreams

Maureen D. Mack is the author of "Finding Center: Strategies to Build Strong Girls and Women" and "The Women of Madeline Island." Her published essay, "A Better Ending," earned a Pushcart Prize nomination. Maureen is a professor emerita at UWEC.

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

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Apr. 2nd, 2020

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 2

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

Tuesday, Apr. 7th, 2020

2:30-3:30pm Tue. Apr. 7

Dancers and Demolition Derbies: An event with Michael Perry

Raised in rural Wisconsin by farmers, loggers and truckers, Michael Perry never expected to become a bestselling author, humorist and performer. Join him as he shares stories that are humorous, heartfelt, and always tie back to the land and the deer stand.

Augusta High School E19320 Bartig Rd., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12+

Thursday, Apr. 9th, 2020

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 9

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

Friday, Apr. 10th, 2020

7pm Fri. Apr. 10

Feather, Flower, and Field: Ecology and Poetry

Join poets Angela Voras-Hills, Kathryn Neurnberger, and Claire Wahmanholm for an evening of readings from their latest work.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Apr. 16th, 2020

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 16

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

7:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 16

NOTA Open Read

NOTA is the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's bi-annual literary and fine arts publication that features the creative work of students. Its content is determined by students, and it is run and made by students.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 18th, 2020

10-11am Sat. Apr. 18

Poetry, Let's Go Out and Make a Difference

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will talk about her work as a poet and as poet laureate. Her presentation will include a discussion of her inspiration, poetic process, and activist poetry. She'll read poems that exemplify points in her talk.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Sat. Apr. 18

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Apr. 21st, 2020

7pm Tue. Apr. 21

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.)

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Apr. 23rd, 2020

6-7pm Thu. Apr. 23

Allen Eskens: Author Visit

Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending, and The Shadows We Hide. His recent book, Nothing More Dangerous, was recently named a finalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Award for fiction.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 23

Self-Publishing from A to Z

This 7-week class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing and will end with the tools to successfully self-publish your own book.

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

Cost: $125

Age: Adult

8pm Thu. Apr. 23

Open Mic Night #3

Sign up starts at 7pm at the BDP booth upstairs in the Terrace. Use your unique talents and experiences to give the crowd a fantastic performance - whether it is spoken word, comedy, or a wonderful musical talent - let your voice be heard at BDP’s Open Mic.

Memorial Student Center, Terrace 302 10th Avenue East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, May. 15th, 2020

7:30-9pm Fri. May. 15

NOTA Spring Book Release Party

Pick up the newest edition of NOTA, and enjoy some music at the Spring 2020 Book Release Party. An open mic will be available for anyone to share their works of literature. Celebrate a passion of poetry, prose, and art in a creative environment.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, May. 16th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. May. 16

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 19th, 2020

7pm Tue. May. 19

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.)

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Jun. 16th, 2020

7pm Tue. Jun. 16

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.)

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Jun. 17th, 2020

7:30pm Wed. Jun. 17

Sound & Stories: Father Knows Best

From humbling to humiliating, fatherhood always teaches a valuable lesson. Jon local writers, storytellers, and musicians as we celebrate fathersin stories and songs. A Chippewa Valley Writers Guild production.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Saturday, Jun. 20th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Jun. 20

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Jul. 18th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Jul. 18

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Aug. 15th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Aug. 15

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Sep. 19th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Sep. 19

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Oct. 17

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Nov. 21

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Dec. 19th, 2020

10:30-11:30am Sat. Dec. 19

BYO Book Club

BYO Book Club is a new, non-traditional discussion group for adults. Instead of reading a predetermined title, participants meet to talk about what they’re currently reading and get suggestions for new titles to try.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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