Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018

7-8pm Tue. Jan. 23

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild: "Write Something"

No matter what, why, or for whom we write, we employ some basic skills: observation, memory, imagination, and research. Join former Eau Claire Poet Laureate Bruce Taylor for some prompts, exercises, games, and/or lessons to help focus, practice, and improve those skills. No registration.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 2018

8-9:30pm Wed. Jan. 24

Harry Potter Series Trivia Book Three: The Prisoner of Azkaban

This is Clear Water Comedy's 3rd of 7 Harry Potter Trivia events based around each book in the classic series. Once your team plays at least 4 of the 7 events (and must be present to win on the final evening), your team is eligible for a chance to win a $2500 voucher to Universal Studios and go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per 2-4 person team

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 25

Friends of the L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Membership Appreciation Night

Friends of the Library members receive entrance to a preview sale on the Thursday night before the next book sale. Enjoy first viewing of the sale, refreshments and mingling with other Friends members! Memberships start at $10 and can be purchased ahead of time through the website or at the door.

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

Cost: FREE for Friends of the Library Members, Memberships start at $10

Age: All Ages

Friday, Jan. 26th, 2018

10am-4pm Fri. Jan. 26

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the library. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, fiction, childrens' books and others. Music CDs, DVDs, and more. A special bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Jan. 27th, 2018

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 27

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the library. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, fiction, childrens' books and others. Music CDs, DVDs, and more. A special bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 27

Dotters Books / Northbound Supply Pop Up

Independent booksellers Dotters Books will have a selection of new and used books for adults and children at Northbound Supply. Enjoy wintery drinks from the espresso bar, curl up with a book in the store’s cozy window seats, and find great reads to last you through the winter.

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Published Author Panel Discussion

Meet the Chippewa Valley Local Authors. An invitation to writers wishing to publish and market their books. Panel Discussion on writing and publishing in the Chippewa Valley. Ask the people who have written and published their writing. Gain from the experience of successful authors.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Meet the Chippewa Valley Local Authors

Meet local authors in the Chippewa Valley. An invitation to writers wishing to publish and market their books. The organization is a collaboration of local published and emerging authors focused on enhancing exposure and awareness of their literary work. Meet authors and attend panel discussions.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Book Reading & Signing with Don Larson

Areading and signing with local author, Don Larson, one of theforemost Buddy Holly Fans in the world. Don's memoirs discuss his viewing of Holly's performance at the Fournier's Ballroom in Eau Claire on Jan 26th, 1959, one week before the fatal plane crash.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Sunday, Jan. 28th, 2018

1-4pm Sun. Jan. 28

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the library. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, fiction, childrens' books and others. Music CDs, DVDs, and more. A special bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Jan. 30th, 2018

7pm Tue. Jan. 30

Searching for Mike Teclaw: An Unauthorized Biography

Derick Black (guitar, vocals) and Ken Szymanski (spoken word nonfiction) recreate the life of Mike Teclaw, a long- gone small-town cheesemaker and tavern owner. Togeth- er, through interwoven gospel, blues, stories, and songs, they will work to turn a tombstone back into a man. This universal story shows how all of our ancestors, even those we never knew, still have stories left to tell.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Wednesday, Jan. 31st, 2018

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 31

pEAUpourri: A Showcase of Local Authors and Poets

ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) presents pEAUpourri: A Showcase of Local Authors and Poets in the format of readers theater. ecWIT will be dramatizing works of 9 of your favorite EC writers such as Jim Alf, Debbie Brown, Sara Bryan, Bergine Haakenson, B. J. Hollars, Karen Loeb, Rob Reid, Patti See, and Ken Szymanski.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30pm Wed. Jan. 31

Booktalk with Connie Russell- "Happily Ever After"

"Happily Ever After" depicts the stern reality of rural life in America in the 1940s and 50s. Stories of exhaustion and defeat are intertwined with joyous times. From stretching of the law to the pride of a stern mother, from the demoralization of a father to a quest for education, this book depicts the journey to a better life.

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

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 2018

5pm Thu. Feb. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 2018

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

Monica Berrier, An Introduction to Montaigne in Barn Boots

Monica Berrier, Professor of Philosophy at UW Stout, will introduce this year's Menomonie Reads title, Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy by Michael Perry "In this interactive presentation, we will dive deeper into Montainge’s philosophy and apply his practical words of wisdom to our own lives—both inside and out of the barn!"

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018

7-9pm Fri. Feb. 9

Life Upon the Wicked Stage: 34 Seasons of Summer Theater in Eau Claire

A 20-year anniversary celebration remembering Summer Theater. 126 productions, 1,224 performances, 300,000 audience members. Larry Heagle, Steve Turek, Jeff Rochon and Carole Spenser will read from Wil Denson’s just released "Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Director’s Cut." A book reading/signing.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All

Saturday, Feb. 10th, 2018

10am-2pm Sat. Feb. 10

Social Media for Writers

Will focus on tips and tricks to help you use the most popular social media platforms to promote your writing without burning hours of your precious writing time. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Romance Writer. Speaker: Karissa Zastrow, social media manager for new Chippewa Valley literary journal, Barstow & Grand.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 10

Why to Write - Counting Our Blessings (by Dennis Miller)

Writers call them benchmarks - those important moments that transform your life. To Dennis Miller, the author of 12 books and the producer of 7 films, they are blessings. Learn why as he celebrates 30 years of writing by sharing those precious moments behind his life and books with you. Following the discussion, stay and watch the premiere of the film "What Happened to Brian?"

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

Cost: $7

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 10

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin: Kindly Relying on the Strangeness of Others

Featuring NPR’s All Things Considered storyteller, Kevin Kling’s sharp perspective on the world pairs with Simone Perrin’s music in this humorous and poignant show full of eccentric yet familiar characters. An unforgettable evening of stories and songs.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $23 - $30

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 2018

5pm Thu. Feb. 22

Booktalk with Molly Patterson

Molly Patterson was born in St. Louis and lived in China for several years. Her work has appeared in several magazines, including the "Atlantic Monthly" and the "Iowa Review." She was the 2012-'13 Writer-in-Residence at St. Albans School in Washington D.C., and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, "Rebellion," was published by Harper in 2017. Books will be available for purchase.

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

Thursday, Mar. 1st, 2018

5pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, Mar. 5th, 2018

7pm Mon. Mar. 5

Booktalk: Gail Francis- (Bliss)ters: How I walked from Mexico to Canada one summer

Just before her 40th birthday, Gail Francis quit her perfectly good job and set out to hike one of the great trails of the world. Carrying everything she needed on her back, Francis spent five months walking from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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

7pm Mon. Mar. 5

Booktalk with Thomas W. Pearson- "When the Hills are Gone"

Providing on-the-ground accounts from both the mining industry and the concerned citizens who fought back, Pearson blends social theory, ethnography, stirring journalism, and his own passionate point of view to offer an essential chapter of Wisconsin’s history and an important episode in the national environmental movement.

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

Tuesday, Mar. 6th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 6

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Tuesday, Mar. 13th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 13

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Tuesday, Mar. 20th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 20

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Thursday, Mar. 22nd, 2018

7pm Thu. Mar. 22

Rendering Reality: Writing with Honesty and Complexity in Memoir

This craft talk will focus on how using scene, form, and revision can help memoir and nonfiction writers represent themselves, their companions, and place with honesty and complexity. Using Mary Karr's experience writing Daughter in Retrograde: A Memoir Courtney will share her own process and answer questions.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Tuesday, Mar. 27th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 27

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Tuesday, Apr. 3rd, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 3

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Thursday, Apr. 5th, 2018

5pm Thu. Apr. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Apr. 10th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 10

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Tuesday, Apr. 17th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 17

Indie Publishing From A to Z

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of indie publishing, and as a result, will have the knowledge to successfully indie publish your own book. At the end, even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

UW-Eau Claire Campus, Centennial Hall 1698 Park Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Thursday, May. 3rd, 2018

5pm Thu. May. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jun. 7th, 2018

5pm Thu. Jun. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jul. 5th, 2018

5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 2018

5pm Thu. Aug. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 2018

5pm Thu. Sep. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2018

5pm Thu. Oct. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2018

5pm Thu. Nov. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018

5pm Thu. Dec. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jan. 3rd, 2019

5pm Thu. Jan. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Feb. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Mar. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Mar. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2019

5pm Thu. Apr. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 2nd, 2019

5pm Thu. May. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jun. 6th, 2019

5pm Thu. Jun. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jul. 4th, 2019

5pm Thu. Jul. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Aug. 1st, 2019

5pm Thu. Aug. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Sep. 5th, 2019

5pm Thu. Sep. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 2019

5pm Thu. Oct. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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