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Central Wisconsin Book Festival We Are Staying: A Family Memoir Reading With Jen Rubin

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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
We Are Staying: A Family Memoir Reading With Jen Rubin

Adults & Teens

Hear a fascinating, true tale of a family, a business and a neighborhood during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival.

For eighty years, Radio Clinic operated on 98th and Broadway on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Rubin's memoir chronicles the store's rise, struggles, and fall, and the family that owned it across those decades. It is an immigrant story, a grandfather-father-daughter story and a reflection on what has been lost as stores like these disappear. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. 

Free and open to the public, no registration required. Rubin will also conduct a workshop on writing a family memoir during the festival, also at the Marathon County Historical Society. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Support for the 2019 Central Wisconsin Book Festival is provided in part 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 Dudley Foundation, the Marathon County Public Library Foundation, the Walter Alexander Foundation, the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library, Wisconsin Public Radio, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau, Marathon County Historical Society, Center for the Visual Arts, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Janke Book Store and Wisconsin Public Service.

  • 📅 Sat., 9/28/19, 12pm @ Marathon County Historical Society

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