Central Wisconsin Book Festival (CWBF)

Central Wisconsin Book Festival

Save the Date! The 2019 Central Wisconsin Book Festival will be held Sept. 23-29!

We're hard at work planning for this year's festival, trying to find a great mix of authors and others in what we hope will result in a great selection of readings, panel discussions, workshops and more!

First, our festival would not happen without generous support from organizations throughout the Wausau area.

How will we be using some of that generously provided funding? Click on any of the events below to find out more! Also, thanks to the above sponsors and others, all festival events will be FREE to attend!

Keep checking this site for more information, and we'll be sharing the fun news through the usual, various social media channels as well. See you in September, and thank you for your interest!

For more information about the CWBF, please contact us.

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CWBF & Veninga Lecture on Religion & Society: Life After Hate

Adults & Teens How does a former skinhead form a friendship with a Sikh and not only write a book together, but also create a group to promote peace and service to others? Hear their powerful story!

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"Fluid States" With Heidi Czerwiec

Adults & Teens Hear poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, and bring your own work to share during an open mic session prior to Heidi's reading!

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Charles Hughes: Hidden Histories of Race in Pop Culture

Adults & Teens We're excited to welcome back to the Wausau area historian and author Charles Hughes to discuss the intersection of pop culture with issues of race!

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Hanif Abdurraqib: Readings From "A Fortune for Your Disaster"

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is thrilled that poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib will join us for one of our festival's headline events to read from his newest poetry collection.

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Homegrown: A Local Writers Panel

Adults & Teens Hear from local writers about their experiences living and writing in the Badger State during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival panel discussion!

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Family Memoir Workshop With Jen Rubin

Adults If you've ever thought about writing a family memoir, join us for a workshop during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to learn some tips and techniques!

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We Are Staying: A Family Memoir Reading With Jen Rubin

Adults & Teens Hear a fascinating, true tale with author Jen Rubin of a family, a business and a neighborhood during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival.

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CWBF Authors Panel: How (and Why) I Write

Adults & Teens Hear from three acclaimed authors about their writing methods and techniques, and why they do what they do, during this Central Wisconsin Book Festival panel discussion!

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Madison in the Sixties With Stuart Levitan

Adults & Teens Whether you lived through the 1960s, or you're a history buff yearning to learn, join us for a talk about the scene in Wisconsin's capital city in the Sixties!

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"Paris by the Book" & Other Writings With Liam Callanan

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes award-winning Wisconsin author Liam Callanan to join us for a reading of his work!

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A Conversation With Graphic Novelist Craig Thompson

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes writer and artist Craig Thompson back to his native Wisconsin to talk about his work - including a new series partly set in his native Marathon County!

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Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail With Melanie McManus

Adults What's it like to hike more than 1,000 miles across Wisconsin? Find out from someone with first-hand knowledge during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival!

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Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Reading & Reception

Adults & Teens Join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to hear poets from around the state read their work, including featured guest Bruce Dethlefsen!

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Dead Big Dawg: A Reading With Victoria Houston

Adults One of Wisconsin's most popular authors, Victoria Houston, is coming back to join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival to read from and talk about her newest book in the Loon Lake mystery series!

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