Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Eau Claire, WI 54701

History

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival, which began in 2000, has evolved into a dynamic week-long event offering a variety of programs promoting reading and writing.

Each year we bring authors and readers together to celebrate the written word through readings, book discussions, workshops, author receptions, and children's programs.

Over the past ten years the book festival has hosted more than 100 writers. Among them have been such nationally known writers as Jane Hamilton, Kalia Yang, and Charles Baxter as well as local writers such as Karen Loeb, John Hildebrand, and Max Garland.

An estimated 2,500 people are impacted through attendance and participation in festival events, authors in the schools, and the children's writing contest. In 2010 we hosted many community events. In addition,  authors visited local schools giving  presentations and speaking to over 1000 young people. This was the first year of Chippewa Valley Reads and our special author for that was Gary Schmidt.

The festival concludes each year with a reading by winners of the Creative Writing Competition for Young Writers. The positive image and family-friendly activities associated with the festival also benefit libraries, book stores, area businesses, and the local arts scene.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Eau Claire
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW