Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

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Letters from Home in the Time of COVID

these will be amazing memories ... eventually ... one day ... maybe?

How’s it going, Chippewa Valley? I’m fine. Like many of you smart, attractive, industrious people reading this, I’ve been working from home for the past few weeks.

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The Culture of Staying Apart: A COVID-19 Diary

Chippewa Valley writer Patti See documents two weeks of coronavirus-era lifestyle changes

March 16: We cancel our weekend trip to our daughter’s in Madison. Restaurants and bars are shutting down. “That will never happen here,” I tell Bruce ...

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Businesses Gear Up to Help in Fight Against COVID-19

from distillers to mustard makers, Valley businesses join the effort

Just like major manufacturers such as U.S. Rubber and National Presto Industries retooled during World War II, Chippewa Valley businesses are now adapting to tackle a potentially deadly virus ...

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‘Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund’ From Ambient Inks

Today Eau Claire print and design house Ambient Inks launched the "Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund" aimed at helping to "support Chippewa Valley artists who have been financially impacted by event/gig cancellations, the inability to sell their work/book shows, and/or lost revenue from their day jobs being eliminated due to COVID-19."

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Looking for Hope Within a Crisis

shifting perspectives amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Nothing clarifies our priorities faster than a crisis. It commands our attention. Even with the worries, fears, and anxieties that we’ve felt rippling through our culture these past few years ...

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[VIDEO] Michael Perry – "UnFarmer"

Late one night in the little writing room above his garage, New York Times bestselling author (don't he just look it though?) Michael Perry props up his phone and reads "UnFarmer," and essay included in the "Lock Up the Chickens" section of his book From the Top ...

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[VIDEO] Wisconsin's *Other* Historic Pandemic

In this quick Volume One video, Chippewa Valley author BJ Hollars shares the story of Wisconsin's incredible and historic response to the 1918 "Spanish Flu" pandemic, which is oddly reminiscent of what we're experiencing today, with thousands of lives saved ...

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Hope is the Thing: A Collaborative Writing Project

the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild starts a collaborative writing project during COVID-19 outbreak

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, in its effort to connect writers around the Eau Claire area, are launching a new effort to connect writers virtually during the time of social distancing and self-isolation ...

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How Can We Support Artists and Venues?

with widespread event cancellations, artists and venues are hurting; here’s some ideas how you can help

Art, in all its iterations, thrives on interaction. With concerts canceled, tours postponed, ad all kinds of gatherings shut down, artists are losing work quickly and venues’ business is dropping fast ...

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SOCIAL DISTANCING (A Poem)

Say there came a pandemic; some newsdrunk virus // set its hooks in us. And only the sky for a nurse, // arced and empty and barely even blue ...

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.