Connections to Place

The Commons 401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua, United States

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.

An Evening with Spirit

The Historic Temple Theater 116 S Main St, Viroqua, WI, United States

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.

Shauna Test Event: A Memoir

Viroqua City Hall 124 W Decker St, Viroqua, WI, United States

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.

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An Introduction to the Driftless Mystery Series

Eagles Club 216 S Rock Ave, Viroqua, United States

Local author Sue Berg will give an overview of the series and describe her writing process as well as illustrate how she develops ideas and share what she learned on the way to publication.

Adventures at Higher Latitudes

Nature writer Steve Johnson will lead a discussion of outdoor adventures in Wisconsin and beyond. Camping, backpacking, and anything outdoors will be highlighted.

Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Locations

Viroqua City Hall 124 W Decker St, Viroqua, WI, United States

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 Through Hard Times: Reading and Conversation with Jane Schmidt and Tamara Dean

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 […]

Make Every Mile A Memory

McIntosh Library Program Room 205 S Rock Ave, Viroqua, WI, United States

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 […]

Reckoning with Opioids in the Land of 10,000 Rehabs

Vernon Memorial Hospital 507 S Main St, Viroqua, WI, United States

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 […]

A Pizza and Taco Party

McIntosh Library Adult Area 205 S Rock Ave, Viroqua, WI, United States

Stephen Shaskan will demonstrate how he draws Pizza and Taco from his bestselling graphic chapter-book series. Audience members are encouraged to draw along and suggest new details to add as the presentation progresses.