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9/28/21: Cornerstone Author Panel
We were joined on Sept. 25, 2021 by four authors who each published books through Cornerstone Press, the university press at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. This event took place during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival and includes authors Patricia Ann McNair, Robert Miltner, Margaret Rozga, and Jamie Lyn Smith. Hosted by CWBF organizer (and Portage County Public Library librarian) Eddie Glade.
9/27/21: Truth in Writing Workshop with Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Laureate for the City of Milwaukee, led a writing workshop on Sept. 22, 2021 during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival about finding truth in writing. Even if you didn't participate, you can still follow along!
9/27/21: "Lady of the Seven Suns" with Tinney Heath
Author Tinney Heath joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 24, 2021 to discuss writing and her novel "Lady of the Seven Suns." The conversation was moderated by festival organizer Eddie Glade.
9/27/21: "Frank Meade" with Chris Gerboth
Wisconsin author Chris Gerboth joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 26, 2021 to discuss his novel "Frank Meade."
9/27/21: Drawing and Discussion with Gillian Goerz
Artist and Graphic Novelist Gillian Goerz shares the process behind creating her middle grade book "Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer" during a Sept. 25, 2021 Central Wisconsin Book Festival event. She also shows off her improvisational drawing skills while interacting with the audience!
9/27/21: From Boxing Ring to Boardroom with Héctor Colón
Former U.S. boxing champion and current President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 25, 2021 to share his story and life lessons. Colón is the author of "My Journey from Boxing Ring to Boardroom: 5 Essential Virtues for Life and Leadership."
9/27/21: Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Children's authors and illustrators Steve Jenkins and Robin Page joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 24, 2021 to share some of their books, talk about interesting animal characteristics and discuss their research and writing processes.
9/27/21: Writing for Children Panel Discussion
Six writers and illustrators participated in a discussion about creating children's literature on Sept. 24, 2021 during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival. Participating in the discussion are: Stepheni Curran, Anika Fajardo, Tracy Felix, Gillian Goerz, Alice Heinrich and Cheryl Wolken. Thanks to Sonja Ackerman for moderating the discussion!
9/27/21: "Hope is the Thing" Group Reading
Five writers joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 23, 2021 to share their contributions to the book "Hope is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic." Included in the readings and discussion are Nick Gulig, Eric Rasmussen, Angie Trudell Vasquez, Karissa Zastrow, and B.J. Hollars (who edited the collection.)
9/27/21: From Page to Stage and Screen with Suzanne Bradbeer and Jarrod Crooks
Actor and screenwriter Jarrod Crooks and Playwright Suzanne Bradbeer joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 21, 2021 to discuss writing and their experiences taking words from the page to a full production for the screen and stage.
9/27/21: "The Greats" and the Power of Stories with Deborah Ellis
Author Deborah Ellis joined us on Sept. 23, 2021 during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss her book "The Greats" and how stories have the power to transform lives.
9/27/21: "Raft of Stars" with Andrew Graff
Andrew Graff joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 17, 2021 to discuss his debut novel "Raft of Stars." Special thanks to the Marathon County Historical Society for hosting the event, and MCHS's Ben Clark for recording and editing the video.
9/27/21: Book Talks with Kate Allen and Anika Fajardo
Award-winning middle grade authors Kate Allen ("The Line Tender") and Anika Fajardo ("What if a Fish") joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 21, 2021 to talk about their books and about writing for a younger audience.
9/27/21: "Correctional" Ravi Shankar
Award-winning writer Ravi Shankar joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 19, 2021 to discuss his memoir "Correctional" about his experiences in the criminal justice system and being the son of immigrants.
9/27/21: LGBTQ+ Activism with Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson
Authors Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 18, 2021 to talk about their book "We Will Always Be Here" about the history of LGBTQ+ activism in Wisconsin.
9/27/21: "Pokko and The Drum" with Matthew Forsythe
Writer, illustrator and artist Matthew Forsythe joined the Central Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 17, 2021 to talk about his book "Pokko and The Drum" and gave viewers an impromptu and improvisational glimpse into his artistic talent!