Get Involved

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival depends entirely on volunteers.

We are organized into several committees: Authors & Events, Authors in the Schools, Book Groups and Bookstores, Evaluation, Fundraising, Hospitality, Marketing and Young Writers Showcase. Additionally, volunteers host and introduce authors, distribute marketing materials, and hand out and tabulate surveys. We welcome suggestions for specific authors and subjects for programs. If you wish to help out in any way at the festival, please fill out a survey at a festival program or send an email to

Or, fill out our volunteer survey here:

Our annual budget for authors’ and presenters’ honoraria and expenses, advertising and printing is about $ 40,000. Just as we count on volunteer workers, we rely on financial donations from individuals and businesses to run the festival. Donations may be made electronically on our website, or sending a check directly to the:

Chippewa Valley Book Festival
c/o Eau Claire Regional Arts Center                               or click here to donate
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

With your help and support, the book festival will serve the Chippewa Valley for many years to come.


We always welcome new volunteers.  Whether you can give an hour or a day, we’d love your help with our 2018 Festival!