Friday, September 11, 2009

10th Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival

The 10th Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival will be held Oct. 22-25, 2009. The free, 4-day event includes readings, book signings, discussions, workshops, author receptions, and children’s programs.

A sampling of presenters (taken from the website) :

Jonathan Friesen’s book Jerk, California recently won the Schneider Book Award from the American Library Association. Like his fictitious character Sam in Jerk, Jonathan suffers from Tourette syndrome.

Joe Knight writes about the outdoors and captures life in Wisconsin winters in Frozen Assets: Winter in Northern Wisconsin.

Jon Loomis writes hard-boiled detective novels set in Provincetown, MA, where Detective Frank Coffin investigates homicides.

Marilyn Taylor, Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, is the author of five collections of poetry. Her award-winning work has appeared in dozens of poetry journals and anthologies. Her latest work Going Wrong was released from Parallel Press in July 2009.

Kao Kalia Yang was only six when she immigrated to St. Paul from Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. With a storyteller’s gift for lyricism, Yang recounts in The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir her family’s harrowing escape from Laos, their life in a refugee camp and the challenges and joys of adapting to life in a new land.

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