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Central Wisconsin Book Festival

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Book lovers and others are invited to the second annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival, September 27-29, 2018!

Events and featured guests expected to attend are as follows; we'll post further updates in the near future:

  • Duachaka Her – cartoonist/illustrator

  • Charles Monroe-Kane – author of the memoir “Lithium Jesus,” producer of the nationally syndicated radio program “To the Best of Our Knowledge” and host of CWBF storytelling event

  • Enid Cleaves and Craig Nehring – co-authors of the “Wisconsin’s Most Haunted” series

  • Brady Carlson – author of “Dead presidents : An American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders” and Wisconsin Public Radio reporter and host of “All Things Considered”

  • Patricia Skalka – author of the Dave Cubiak Door County mystery series and other novels

  • B.C. Kowalski – Reporter, author of the “Robot Awareness” series, “The Sand Runner” and other novels

  • Lowell Jaeger – Wausau native, Montana Poet Laureate

  • Paul Weigel – Poet

  • FlowPoetry – Poet

  • Ted Rulseh – Author, blogger “A Lakeside Companion”

  • A poetry reading and discussion featuring faculty from central Wisconsin University of Wisconsin campuses and distinguished guests:

    • Pat Dyjak, poet and assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    • J.D. Whitney, emeritus professor formerly at UW-Marathon County
    • Jill Stukenberg, poet and associate professor of English at UW-Marathon County
    • Danielle Hale, writing specialist and adjunct faculty member at UW-Marathon County

  • A poetry and art exhibit at the Center for Visual Arts, Wausau entitled “Trace – Art and Poetry” featuring original art and published poems from members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. “Trace” will open Friday, Sept. 28 with a gala from 4-6 p.m. During the gala, and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., viewers can vote on a People’s Choice award for the best combination of poetry and art. A reading of many of the poems, from the writers who created them, is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 and the awards will also be handed out then. The show will hang in the CVA’s Caroline S. Mark Gallery through the end of October.

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