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Talking Writing With Two Poets Laureate!

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is excited to welcome not one, but two poets laureate representing Wausau and all of Wisconsin for an evening of discussion, a few poems and a Q&A!

  • Wed., 9/22/21, 78 p.m. @ Whitewater Music Hall

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Interactive Story Time With Baptiste Paul & Miranda Paul

Children The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes award-winning authors Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul for a fun interactive story time at the Portage County Public Library in Stevens Point!

  • Thu., 9/23/21, 1011 a.m. @ Portage County Public Library

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MCHS History Chats: Monumental History

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society throughout September (or anytime online) for a series of short programs about local historical monuments and markers!

  • Attend Thu., 9/23/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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"The Greats" & the Power of Stories With Deborah Ellis

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Deborah Ellis to talk about her latest book and the power of storytelling! This will be a fun virtual program for all ages!

  • Attend Thu., 9/23/21, 55:45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Hope Is the Thing" Group Reading

Adults & Teens Join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival for a virtual group reading with Wisconsin writers from a new collection about hope and perseverance during the pandemic!

  • Attend Thu., 9/23/21, 78 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Lady of the Seven Suns" With Tinney Heath

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Tinney Heath, author of the historical novels "Lady of the Seven Suns" and "A Thing Done," to an event at the Portage County Public Library!

  • Attend Fri., 9/24/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Panel on Writing for Children

Adults & Teens If you've ever wondered what it takes to write and illustrate children's books, join us during the CWBF for a virtual panel discussion packed full with talented writers and artists!

  • Attend Fri., 9/24/21, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"In the Village..." With Travis Brown

Adults Join us for engaging and interesting reading with Wausau poet Travis Brown as he shares his new collection at Whitewater Music Hall!

  • Fri., 9/24/21, 66:45 p.m. @ Whitewater Music Hall

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"Why Bushwick Bill Matters" With Charles Hughes

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is happy to welcome back Wausau native Charles Hughes to discuss his new book about the pioneering rapper Bushwick Bill!

  • Fri., 9/24/21, 7:308:30 p.m. @ Whitewater Music Hall

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Book Talk With Authors/Illustrators Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Kids & Adults Kids and nature lovers of all ages are invited to join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival for a virtual event with children's authors and illustrators Steve Jenkins and Robin Page!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Cornerstone Press Author Panel

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes four writers who all published books through UW-Stevens Point's Cornerstone Press for a virtual discussion about their work and experiences!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Wisconsin Authors Book Fair

All-Ages Drop-in Swing by Whitewater Music Hall in Wausau if you're out and about on Saturday the 25th to meet and speak with authors from across Wisconsin during this CWBF event!

  • Sat., 9/25/21, 11 a.m.2 p.m. @ Whitewater Music Hall

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"Nothing to Lose" With Kim Suhr

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Kim Suhr, Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Nothing to Lose," to an event at the Portage County Public Library!

  • Sat., 9/25/21, 12 p.m. @ Portage County Public Library

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"From Boxing Ring to Boardroom" With HĂ©ctor ColĂłn

Adults & Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes boxing champion and non-profit leader HĂ©ctor ColĂłn for an engaging and inspiring talk straight from his own life story and his 2020 book!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 23 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Shadow Tracker" With Jonathan Barnett

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Jonathan Barnett, author of the fantasy novel "Shadow Tracker," to the Portage County Public Library for a reading and Q&A of his novel!

  • Sat., 9/25/21, 34 p.m. @ Portage County Public Library

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Discussion & Drawing With Graphic Artist Gillian Goerz

Teens The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is happy to welcome author and illustrator Gillian Goerz for a virtual talk about her middle grade graphic novels and a drawing activity with the audience!

  • Attend Sat., 9/25/21, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"The Streel" With Mary Logue

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mysteries and other books, to discuss her latest novel "The Streel" - the first in a new series!

  • Sat., 9/25/21, 56 p.m. @ Portage County Public Library

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An Evening With Taylor Jenkins Reid

Adults Registration The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes Taylor Jenkins Reid for a virtual chat about her new novel on Saturday, September 25! Pre-registration is required, click the "Register" button below!

  • Register Sat., 9/25/21, 78 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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The Wizard of Oz & L. Frank Baum's "Fairy Cinema" With Cary Elza

Adults & Teens Join us for a engaging CWBF virtual discussion related to books and cinema as we welcome UWSP Associate Professor Cary Elza to talk about film adaptations of the famed Wizard of Oz!

  • Attend Sun., 9/26/21, 1011 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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"Frank Meade" With Chris Gerboth

Adults The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes some more local talent as author Chris Gerboth of Wausau joins us virtually to talk about his 2021 novel "Frank Meade."

  • Attend Sun., 9/26/21, 12 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Family Story Time

Children Follow along with a variety of stories, songs and other activities shared by library staff on Facebook or YouTube! New programs every week!

  • Attend 9/219/27/21 @ Online (See event details.)
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CANCELED: Central Wisconsin Book Festival
"Astrid & Apollo" With V.T. Bidania

Kids & Teens This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Sat., 9/25/21, 11–11:45 a.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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Virtual Book Club
"My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our October book club selection, "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

  • Mon., 10/18/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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"Playing Nice" by J.P. Delaney

Adults Join the library staff and other book lovers for an engaging, virtual discussion of our November book club selection, "Playing Nice" by J.P. Delaney!

  • Mon., 11/15/21, 23 p.m. @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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