2017 Festival Details

The 18th Chippewa Valley Book Festival is almost here!

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


Matthew Desmond will anchor our festival on Thursday, October 19, click on the book below to see all our authors!


WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT OUR AUTHORS

Exciting new venues!  Fun dining events featuring authors!
Poetry Readings — Author Readings — Food — Grip Lit
Matthew Desmond
Nick Butler
ecWIT
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
Barstow & Grand Reading Debut

Read about all authors on our Author Page.

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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