The Chippewa Valley Book Festival is October 21-27.  It is twenty literary events in seven days held across the Chippewa Valley.

“The festival is a program of Pablo Center at the Confluence and works collaboratively with the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Foundation to provide literary programming for all Chippewa Valley residents.  Each year, the festival celebrates the written word through author readings and book signings, school visits, meals with authors, and includes programs for writers of all ages. The 2019 festival will feature more than twenty authors at area libraries, schools, and other community locations.”

The Menomonie Public Library has been a part of this event for a number of years now.  This year the library will be hosting Minnesota author Carolyn Porter, October 23 at 10:30 a.m. in our meeting room.  Ms. Porter is an award-winning graphic designer and type designer based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from University of Wisconsin–Stout, which is where she was exposed to typography and the design of letterforms. Her first font, P22 Marcel Script, has garnered four international honors, including the prestigious Certificate for Typographic Excellence from the New York Type Director’s Club. Her nonfiction book, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, a Paris Book Festival winner, and won gold medals from Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Military Writer’s Society of America.  Learn more about Carolyn at carolyn-porter.com