Author Kimberly Blaeser says, “Perhaps artistic desire itself arises from the factors of place.” Join Blaeser, Said Shalye, and Amy Quan Barry as they read from their work and reflect on their relationship to place and its impact on writing.
Please join renowned psychic medium Mollie Morning Star for an unforgettable evening where the guests of honor are your loved ones in Spirit. During this group event, she will connect with random audience members and demonstrate her unique ability to provide evidence of continuing connections to those we love in the afterlife.
We'll explore the idea that attendees of the book festival can register for a specific event, pay for tickets, and perhaps most intriguing: allow us to manage attendance behind the scenes.
Chad Lewis takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state from the Northwoods and its wandering ghosts to a haunted B&B in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, ghosts haunt every corner of Wisconsin.
Writing about difficult experiences can help us process our anguish, pain, and grief. It can even lead to healing. But how does the resulting work transcend our personal circumstances and compel readers? Essayists Jane Schmidt and Tamara Dean will read from their pieces about illness, injury, and loss. They'll discuss techniques for depicting difficult material […]
Nothing brings families closer together—or farther apart—than a good old-fashioned road trip. Join author and traveler B. J. Hollars for a step-by-step guide to dreaming and planning your own family adventure and how best to document your experiences for wider audiences. In addition to inspiring you to hop in the car, this presentation will also […]
Amy Sullivan uses her own story as a launching point to illustrate how the opioid epidemic has challenged longstanding recovery protocols in Minnesota, a state internationally recognized for pioneering addiction treatment. Through the voices of many people who have experienced opioid use, treatment, recovery, and loss, Sullivan exposes the devastating effects of a one-size-fits-all approach […]