Book lovers and others are invited to the second annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival!
We've been working for months to put together a lineup of authors (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), artists working in a variety of media, and local writers who will share their stories with us!
You can click on any of the links below to see more details about each event, but we thought we'd provide a basic introduction of the festival here using the 5 W's and 1 H:
Who: Dozens of writers and artists, all sharing their own work and helping some of us create our own work, too!
What: Okay, you already know what - the Central Wisconsin Book Festival! But another "what" you might be asking is, what does it cost? Nothing! All events are free! (Most of the authors will be bringing copies of their books to sell and sign, though, so you may need some money for that. Or lunch in between events, or whatever else people spend money on.)
When: Nearly 20 events starting Thursday, Sept. 27 and ending Sunday, Sept. 30!
Where: Events will be spread out across the Wausau area: the Marathon County Public Library's Wausau location, the Center for Civic Engagement, Janke Book Store, the Center for Visual Arts, Barnes & Noble and Sconni's. (Most of the events will be at MCPL Wausau, and we'll have signs and staff to direct you to the program of your choice.)
Why: We love books and art, and we know people across this state do too! That's why we're doing this: It's a chance for us to bring some really interesting writers and artists to the Wausau area so people can listen to writers read their works, and learn from those same writers as well as artists and other guests who are producing great work and sending it out into the world through books, blogs, graphic novels, podcasts and other creative mediums!
How: How are we pulling all of this off? With a dedicated group of organizers that includes MCPL staff, staff and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau, local residents, business owners and employees and others! A festival like this also needs the generous support of non-profits, businesses and other organizations for funding and to help promote it - and we're very lucky to have a bunch of that kind of support!
And on that note ... Support for the 2018 Central Wisconsin Book Festival was provided through the Community Arts Grant Program of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the Community Foundation, and the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation. Support is also provided by the Marathon County Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library, Wisconsin Public Radio, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau Lecture & Fine Arts series, Center for the Visual Arts, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Barnes & Noble and Janke Book Store.
If the info above did not answer your question, please feel free to give us a call at 715-261-7230!