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Authors, others coming to Book Fest September 29-30

Central Wisconsin Book Festival

August 10, 2017

The Marathon County Public Library is working with other community partners to present the first-ever Central Wisconsin Book Festival, starting Friday, September 29, and continuing through September 30 with a diverse lineup of events.

The festival begins Friday night with “Fact or Fiction,” a live and interactive storytelling event at the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) in Wausau. Other events include, but aren’t limited to, a presentation on early childhood literacy from Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, a conversation with comic writer and artist Tim Seeley and a discussion about Alzheimer’s disease with former Wisconsin governor Martin Schreiber, who recently co-authored a book on Alzheimer’s care and whose wife is battling the disease. We’ll cap off the fest with a reading from award-winning poet Mai Der Vang, whose book “Afterland” deals with the Hmong flight from Laos during the Vietnam War and the Hmong culture’s resilience in the United States.

Events will be spread out between the library, local bookstores and the CCE, and the best part is all events are free -- no tickets or registration required!

For a full list of events, go to

Support for the festival is provided by the MCPL Foundation, the Friends of MCPL, the UW-Marathon County Lecture & Fine Arts Series, Wisconsin Public Radio, Janke Book Store and Barnes & Noble.

Authors Central Wisconsin Book Festival Community Events

image credit: Image by Ben Krombholz, Marathon County Public Library staff.