Friday, September 7, 2018

Wisconsin Book Festival Oct 11-14

Wisconsin Book Festival
click for the schedule October 11-14

Special Preview with James Patterson on October 7

Madison, WI

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Monday, August 13, 2018

CWGs First Chapter Contest now open

CWA's 3rd Annual First Chapter Contest

For dues-paying members of Chicago Writers Association. Guidelines here.

First prize is a full scholarship to attend the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 19 to 25, 2019, at the Cedar Valley Center & Spa, 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin (value: $1450). Second and third place winners will receive cash awards of $150 and $75, respectively. Each of the top three entries will also be published in CWA's e-zine, The Write City.

Fee: $15 must be made to CWA via PayPal with submission. Non-refundable.
Deadline: October 15, 2018. Winners will be announced in December 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Newer releases in Childrens Picture Books

Be Kind

Be Kind

Pat Zietlow Miller 
illustrated by Jen Hill
Roaring Brook Press
Print $17.99
ebook $9.99
Buy on Amazon

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend.

With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.

A Horse Named Jack
A Horse Named Jack
Linda Vander Heyden
illustrated by Petra Brown
Sleeping Bear Press

Print $16.99
Ebook $13.58
Buy on Amazon

Jack is a rather silly horse. And when bored, he takes it upon himself to unlatch his stall and go for an adventure through the farm before escaping into the neighbor's garden for a snack. This rhyming story counts up to ten as Jack makes his way across the farm and then back down as he races home with the neighbor hot on his heels.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

New nonfiction Wisconsin Women Effecting Change

Somos Latinas, Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gomez

Wisconsin Historical Society Press
April, 2018
$24.95 Print
$15.99 Ebook
Buy on Amazon

About the Book:
This book shares the stories of 25 women with Wisconsin ties who are outspoken demonstrators, collaborative community-builders and determined individuals working for change behind the scenes. Each story in told in their own words, drawn from interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital history Project housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

About the Authors:
Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, recently retired from her positions at UW–Madison as a Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Faculty Affiliate and the director of the Office of Service Learning and Community-Based Research in the College of Letters & Science. She is currently the director of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project.

Eloisa G√≥mez is the director of the Milwaukee County UW–Extension Office. From 2008 to 2012, she was the vice president of the Latino Historical Society of Wisconsin, and she served on the Somos Latinas Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2015.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Everyday people Against Trafficking EAT FEST

24/7 Confidential Help:1-888-373-7888
TTY: 711
Text: 233733

For those of you who keep this horrible world-wide affliction against humanity in your constant heart, learn more about what you can do to prevent and stop this tragedy in our neighborhoods.

August 25, 2018

Schultz Park, Elroy, WI
N.2425 WI-82
Elroy, WI 53929
EAT Fest is everyday people against trafficking. It's a fun, artistic, creative day filled with art, crafts, music, food and more food. A unique platform for survivors to showcase their art and hand-made items, music, dance, poetry. Vendors will be asked (not obligated) to create a unique item for auction using the inspiration word "liberated." Donated items will be auctioned and ALL funds will benefit community organizations combating trafficking in Wisconsin. This is a FREE, family friendly event open to the public.  Advocates and community organizations supporting anti-trafficking efforts are welcome. 

Learn More:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Underground Railroad event July 22 to 29

Don't miss this unique experience! Just clink the link below.

Underground Railroad
Interactive Theater in the woods!
Experience the Underground Railroad in 1852. Go back in time to encounter costumed characters in this historical event. With the help of your guide, Harriet Tubman, follow the north star, and find the secret codes and signs along the wooded trail. Groups of 10 - 12 will help a fugitive slave escape to Canada on the Underground Railroad.

Sunday, July 22 - Every 15 minutes from 2:30 - 4 pm
Friday, July 27 - Every 15 minutes from 6:30 - 8 pm
Saturday, July 28 - Every 15 minutes from 2:30 - 4 and 6:30 - 8 pm
Sunday, July 29 - Every 15 minutes from 2:30 - 4 pm


Behind Wooded Hills Church, 777 Hwy 164, Colgate, WI, just west of Menomonee Falls

Tickets are $12/ Group discounts available

Morning Star Productions
(414) 228-5220 X119

Monday, May 28, 2018

Linking photos and words Milwaukee event July 19

The deadline for photo submission is past.
Submit writing by June 21
or write

This Photo Projection and Reading event takes place on
July 19
7:00 PM
Sugar Maple
441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI

Fee admission
A great selection of Craft Beers is available for purchase