Check out the online CCBC Directory of Wisconsin Children's Book Creators, which lists information submitted by current residents of Wisconsin who are willing to make appearances at schools, libraries, and elsewhere. The CCBC defines a Wisconsin book creator as a current or former resident of Wisconsin who written or illustrated at least one published book for children or young adults. The CCBC's resources about Wisconsin book creators include audiotapes, videotapes, and annual identification records of published books.
•The Children's Book Awards Committee, Wisconsin Library Association
•The Wisconsin Authors Database of the Wisconsin Center for the Book, which features individuals identified by Orilla Blackshear in Wisconsin Authors and Their Books, 1836-1975 (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 1976), as well as subsequent information they've collected
•The Wisconsin Center for the Book, which has a Wisconsin Authors database featuring
•The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has regional chapters in most states, including Wisconsin.
•The Children's Book Council members list provides up-to-date names and addresses of publishers, whom you may need to go through in order to contact potential speakers.
Book Festivals in the US http://bookfestivals.com/PORTAL/
Library of Congress National Bookfest http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/
Green Book Festival http://greenbookfestival.com/?gclid=CLfyuNv01KQCFUIUKgodKXlkKg
National Black Book Festival http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/
WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVALS http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/
Fox Cities Book Festival (Appleton)
Contact: Tasha Saecker
Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books (Waukesha)
September in 2013
Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival (Mineral Point)
September 14, 2013
Hosted by Little Creek Press, A Division of Kristin Mitchell Design, LLC
Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival (Fort Atkinson)
Contact: Friends of Lorine Niedecker, Inc.
Wisconsin Book Festival (Madison)
“The Cradle of American Haiku” Festival (Mineral Point)
Chippewa Valley Book Festival (Eau Claire)
Contact: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Sheboygan Children's Book Festival
Edgerton Sterling North Book Festival (Edgerton)
Call 608-884-3151 or 608-868-7241
Great Lakes Writers Festival (Lakeland College-rural Sheboygan)
Spring Green Literary Festival
WCB Book Bash
For a complete schedule of nature and birding opportunities, books, photography and writing opportunities, call 715-343-6221 or visit: www.prairiechickenfestival.org.
Wisconsin Center for the Book is a state affiliate of Woodland Pattern Book Center, and nationally affiliated with the Library of Congress Center for the Book network. WCB Book Bash mission: encouraging the joy of reading and writing for all ages, celebrating books and book arts, and honoring Wisconsin's literary heritage. www.wisconsincenterforthebook.wordpress.com
launch its inaugural issue in mid-October, 2010. Contributors to this issue include WFOP members Maryann Hurt, Michael Kriesel, Lisa Vihos, and Karl Elder with Philip Dacey, Marilyn Windau, Jim Giese, Signe Jorgenson, Emilie Lindemann, Rob Pockat, and many others. Although Stoneboat is a forum for the Lakeland College community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff to share their literary talents alongside regionally and nationally recognized writers and artists, one need not be associated with Lakeland College to submit. All are welcome. Next deadline: January 15 for the Spring 2011 issue. Email submissions of 3-5 poems or prose pieces of up to 750 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send hard copy with an SASE to Signe Jorgenson, c/o General Studies Division, Lakeland College, PO Box 359, Sheboygan, WI, 53082. Copies of the first issue can be obtained by contacting the editors at the email address listed here.
a biannual member magazine of the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association
http://www.wrwa.net/ for submission guidelines
Wisconsin People & Ideas
Wisconsin People & Ideas is the only quarterly magazine in the state that regularly features Wisconsin writers and Wisconsin fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays--all in one place!
Annual Short story and Poetry contest from the Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters.
Due: December 15
Fee: $15, Academy members; $20 non-members
Prizes: $500 first place
Question about the 2011 short story contest? Contact Jason A. Smith, editor, Wisconsin People & Ideas at 608-263-1692.
Professional and Hobby Writing Organizations
Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) - The statewide affiliate of the International Reading Association works to promote excellence in reading at the state level by "providing leadership in addressing issues and trends in reading and language arts to inform educators, families and community."
Wisconsin Regional Writers Association
Council for Wisconsin Writers
Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters
Wisconsin Center for the Book
Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters
Area connections on the Internet:
Fox Valley: http://www.onthefox.com/
Major Wisconsin newspapers:
Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin Historical Society Press : http://wisconsinhistoricalsocietypress.org/
Fireside Books and Gifts, West Bend
The Wisconsin Public Library System Portal: http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wis_lib.html
Wisconsin Public Library Association: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/
Special libraries/library areas devoted to writers/writing:
•The Milwaukee Public Library's Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame
•The Milwaukee Public Library's Wisconsin Children's Authors and Illustrators pages
Book Promotion Sites
Book Review Sites