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The Chippewa Valley
Writers Guild, in partnership with the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
World Tour, is proud to present “Wild Words” -- three brief readings featuring
original work from some of our region's most environmentally-minded writers:
Jack Bushnell, Anne Sandell, and Jason Splichal. Join us at 5PM, April
28, in Room 327 at Pablo Center at the Confluence.Bios:Jason
Splichal—Founder and Co-Editor of Sky Island Journal—is a husband,
father, photographer, wilderness advocate, and the author of six books: most
recently Katsura (2015), Flux (2012),
and The Disappeared (2005). Winner of the Lake Superior
Writers Prize, his poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared
in journals, magazines, and anthologies throughout the nation. He divides his
time between his ranch at the base of the Florida Mountains in southwestern New
Mexico, his off-grid cabin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and his home in Eau
Claire, Wisconsin, where he has served as an English teacher for 20 years.Anne Sandell is a
native of St. Paul, Minnesota who graduated in 2017 from the University of
Wisconsin Eau Claire with a double major in creative writing and public
relations. In the fall of 2014, Anne spent a month in Nepal trekking to the
base camp of Everest, which she often reflects on in her writing. She now lives
and works in Minneapolis as a public relations specialist, with plans of
returning to Nepal someday to do it all over again.Jack Bushnell is a playwright and
award-winning essayist and children's author. His essays and
his four books for young readers, Circus of the Wolves, Sky
Dancer, Farm Crossing, and Night of the White Deer,
have won awards from The International Reading Association, Friends of American
Writers, and Council for Wisconsin Writers, among others. He is also a professor of English at the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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April 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
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