That's a Wrap! Thank you for visiting this page and for attending the 2019 Central Wisconsin Book Festival
We would like to thank all of our authors who gave such great readings, answered so many questions and provided so many helpful insights through writing workshops and panel discussions. A book festival can't be what it is without authors! Our festival committee worked hard to bring together a varied group, and we're thrilled more than 20 writers were able to join us.
We're also incredibly thankful to all the venues that allowed us to use their spaces (at no charge) so we were able to further our mission of making this a community wide festival: Wausau East High School, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurante, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, the Marathon County Public Library, the Marathon County Historical Society, UWSP at Wausau and the Center for Civic Engagement on the campus of UWSP at Wausau, the Center for the Visual Arts and Trails End Lodge.
We would also like to thank you - all the people who attended the festival! No writer likes to speak to an empty room, and we set another attendance record for the 2019 festival - more than 800 people joined us for the festival's 18 events! That's tremendous, and we're so grateful you joined us!
If you attend any of the festival events (or multiple events during the festival), we would love to hear your thoughts. Please take a moment to fill out a short survey and let us know not only how we did this year, but any ideas you might have for future festivals!
We also encourage you to share thoughts, photos, tweets or anything else via social media with the hashtag #cwbf2019.
Finally, and once again, we would like to thank those organizations that provided our festival with funding, without which our festival either would not happen or at least probably wouldn't have so many great guests!
- The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.
- The Dudley Foundation in Wausau.
- The Walter Alexander Foundation, which provided a $500 grant toward the festival.
- The Marathon County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library
- The Mary Bethke Fund
- Wisconsin Public Service