2017 Festival Details

The 18th Chippewa Valley Book Festival announces our lineup!


BREAKING NEWS APRIL 10, 2017
DESMOND’S EVICTED WINS THE PULITZER PRIZE!

Exciting new venues!  Fun dining events featuring authors!
Stay tuned, in the meantime, here’s the beginning of our lineup:

Matthew Desmond
Nick Butler
Max Garland and Karla Huston
Beatrice Ojakangas
Charles Baxter
Hilma Wolitzer
J. Ryan Stradal
Judith Claire Mitchell
Kathleen Ernst
Melanie McManus
Jim Walsh
Mindy Mejia
Jillian Weise
Graham Foust
Nick Gulig
Betsy Wheeler
Elizabeth Willis

Prodigal Poets: Back in Town!

Saturday, October 21, 3:45pm
The Oxbow Hotel

For the first time in its history, our book festival has invited four Memorial High School graduates to present a reading together. Graham Foust, Nick Gulig, Betsy Wheeler, and Elizabeth Willis are each accomplished poets currently living far and wide: as close as Wisconsin (Fort Atkinson) and Iowa, as far away as Colorado and Massachusetts. Their graduation dates range from the late 1970’s to the late 1990’s. (Bios of each writer may be found on our author pages.)

In the relaxed lounge atmosphere of The Lakely bar and restaurant of downtown’s new Oxbow Hotel, these poets will astound us with the variety of their strong voices.

Years ago, these poets were educated here in their hometown. They went out into the world to seek their fortunes. In 2017 they return to share the fruits of their labors. Come; hear!

 

 

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