We Need Your Support >> Donate, Volunteer, Present


Select Chippewa Valley Book Festival as your
designated donation BEFORE you donate.  Thank you!

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. As part of the Arts Council, we are a 501c3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

We are happy to take donations by mail: (print donation form and mail a check)

Chippewa Valley Book Festival
Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
316 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701


The Chippewa Valley Book Festival depends entirely on volunteers, so your support through offering your time is an invaluable donation.

We are organized into several committees: Authors and Events, Authors in the Schools, Fundraising, Hospitality and Volunteers, Marketing and Evaluation, and Young Writers. Additionally, volunteers host and introduce authors, distribute marketing materials, and hand out and tabulate surveys. No matter your area of expertise or interest, there's a spot for you at the festival.

If you wish to help out in any way at the festival, please fill out a survey at a festival program or send us an email. Thank you in advance for taking the time to reach out. We look forward to having you as part of the team.

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

Sincere thanks to all the organizers of this outstanding book festival. I have been many places and none compare for organization, communication, remuneration and on site hospitality. It was a lovely experience.
— A 2016 Author

Author Applications

The application for 2018 has passed and applications are now closed. Watch this page for an electronic submission form for the 2019 Festival during the summer of 2018.

Applicants interested in being considered for 2019 should submit applications by December 31, 2018. Authors may request to be involved in the authors-in-the schools and/or library or weekend programs. The committee handles orders and sales for invited authors.

Note: If you wish to send us books to review in considering your application, please be aware that we will donate the books to local libraries after we complete our selections. All applicants for 2019 will receive a response from the planning committee not later than March 1, 2019.