Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 2019

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 30

Author Visit with Dr. Daniel Ruefman

Dr. Daniel Ruefman is an Associate Professor at UW-Stout. He will read several poems from his new book, Sleep Bringer.

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

Cost: FREE

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2019

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 2

Author Visit - Ted J. Rulseh

You’ll discover the interconnected worlds of a lake: the water; the sand, gravel, rocks, and muck of the bottom; the surface of the lake; the air above; and the shoreline, a belt of land incredibly rich in flora and fauna.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Monday, Feb. 4th, 2019

7-9pm Mon. Feb. 4

Loud Secrets! Open Mic

Clear Water Comedy and the Plus host this new monthly showcase; an open mic for spoken word works like stand up comedy, poetry, live readings, improv, storytelling, and more. Sign up begins at 7pm, and showtime promptly at 7:30pm.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (16+ recommended)

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 2019

5-7pm Wed. Feb. 6

Women Writers on Wednesday

Jan Carroll is the host of the 6x6 Reading Series and a member of the Poets of the Oak Lair writing group. Her work has appeared in Borderlands, California Quarterly, Harbinger Asylum, Avatar Review, in Volume One Local Lit, Green Light Literary Journal, and in Barstow & Grand.

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

Monday, Feb. 11th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Feb. 11

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): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2019

7-9pm Tue. Feb. 12

The World Cultural Center Hosts Poet Peggy Trojan

Peggy Trojan is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. At the Age 77, she has written over 230 poems and has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. Complimentary Tidbits & Tea will be served. RSVP required.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 2019

6pm Wed. Feb. 13

Gordon MacQuarrie's new Book "Right off the Reel"

Please join Dave Evenson editor of "Right Off The Reel". The book contains eighty-four stories from MacQuarrie’s newspaper columns at the Milwaukee Journal written 1936-1956.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Wed. Feb. 13

Sound and Stories: Love Hurts

What does it mean to fall in love? And who's around to catch us when we do? Join local writers, storytellers and musicians Peter Phippen, Victoria Shoemaker and Tiit Raid for an evening of songs and stories on loves lost and found.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2019

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Author Visit - Brian Gabriel

Ferries along the Lower Chippewa River: Durand, Tyrone, Fair Play, New Meridean, Rumsey’s Landing, Old Meridean, and Caryville. Preview of Brian's new DVD documentary, Jim Alf -Ferryman.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Monday, Feb. 18th, 2019

6:30-8pm Mon. Feb. 18

Writing and Marketing a Thriller: Wisconsin Authors Find Success

Walter Rhein has been a featured speaker at the Chippewa Valley Book Festival and the Fox Cities Book Festival. Dan Woll was a featured speaker at the Sterling North Book Festival.

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

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 20

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse writing prompts. Settle in and join the quiet writing at SHIFT's back tables 7-8:30 pm. Feel free to socialize in the front area or at the bar. Wherever you sit, join the group debriefing at the back tables 8:30-9.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Monday, Mar. 4th, 2019

5:30pm Mon. Mar. 4

"Little Faith" Release & Signing w/ Nickolas Butler

Join the Local Store for a reading & signing for local author Nickolas Butler's newest novel, Little Faith. In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church.

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

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Mon. Mar. 4

Loud Secrets! Open Mic

Clear Water Comedy and the Plus host this new monthly showcase; an open mic for spoken word works like stand up comedy, poetry, live readings, improv, storytelling, and more. Sign up begins at 7pm, and showtime promptly at 7:30pm.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (16+ recommended)

7:30pm Mon. Mar. 4

"Little Faith" Release & Signing w/ Nickolas Butler

Join the Local Store for a reading & signing for local author Nickolas Butler's newest novel, Little Faith. In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church.

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

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Mar. 5th, 2019

7pm Tue. Mar. 5

6x6 Reading Series

Six readers will read original work for six minutes each. Theme this time is "Earth." Readers include Max Garland, Samantha Kobs, Greg Gilbertson, Kate Hinnant, Jacob Gruetzman, and Jessi Peterson.

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

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Mar. 6th, 2019

5-7pm Wed. Mar. 6

Women Writers on Wednesday: Molly Patterson

Molly Patterson's work has appeared in several magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The Iowa Review. Her debut novel, Rebellion, was published by Harper (HarperCollins) in 2017.

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

Monday, Mar. 11th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Mar. 11

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): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Mar. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 20

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse writing prompts. Settle in and join the quiet writing at SHIFT's back tables 7-8:30 pm. Feel free to socialize in the front area or at the bar. Wherever you sit, join the group debriefing at the back tables 8:30-9.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Monday, Apr. 1st, 2019

7-9pm Mon. Apr. 1

Loud Secrets! Open Mic

Clear Water Comedy and the Plus host this new monthly showcase; an open mic for spoken word works like stand up comedy, poetry, live readings, improv, storytelling, and more. Sign up begins at 7pm, and showtime promptly at 7:30pm.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (16+ recommended)

Monday, Apr. 8th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. Apr. 8

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): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Apr. 11th, 2019

7-8pm Thu. Apr. 11

Book Discussion: “Monsters in the Hallway”

Join local author Captain Jim Kosmo for discussion of his award-winning book “Monsters in the Hallway.” Kosmo is a national award-winning journalist and author, a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Mississippi riverboat pilot, and former partner of Padelford Riverboat Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. Books will be available for purchase.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, May. 13th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. May. 13

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): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, May. 21st, 2019

6pm Tue. May. 21

Poets of the Oak Lair 2019 Reading

The Poets of the Oak Lair (POOL) writing group invites you to our reading of a selection of poems written over the 2018-2019 year. Group members include Jessi Peterson, Lopa Basu, Ashly Curtis, Deb Brown, Jennifer Eddy, Jan Carroll, and Sara Bryan.

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

Tuesday, Jun. 4th, 2019

7-8pm Tue. Jun. 4

Book Discussion: “Anything But Simple: My Life as Mennonite”

On Tuesday, June 4, the Fall Creek Public Library will welcome author Lucinda J. Miller to share information and answer questions about her book “Anything But Simple: My Life as Mennonite,” a memoir about growing up Mennonite in rural Ladysmith. Her books will be available for purchase.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages