Monday, November 24, 6:00 p.m., Menominee Room in Davies: The Priory Speakers Series, in cooperation with the University Bookstore, welcomes Dr. Joe Orser of the Departments of English and History in a celebration of his new book, The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth Century America, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Menominee Room (# 320) of Davies Center with a book signing by Joe and refreshments provided by The Priory and other campus co-sponsors. CETL will be donating three copies of The Lives of Chang and Eng to three lucky attendees. At 6:30, Dr. Orser will give a short talk and take questions about the history in The Lives of Chang and Eng. The evening should conclude by 7:30.
Wednesday, December 3, Time and Location TBA: The Sigma Tau Delta Induction Ceremony will take place on December 3. It is Theta Zeta's one formal event of the year—dress semi-formal, bring treats to share, and welcome new members to the chapter and to the international society. Contact (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Wednesday, December 3, 7:30p.m., Schofield Auditorium: Alan Page, Minnesota's first African-American Supreme Court Justice and a former professional football player, will host a forum focused on equal education for children. He will also discuss the launching of the Page Education Foundation. Student tickets are $2 until the day of the event.
Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 6:00 p.m., Ojibwe Ballroom in Davies: The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner. The dinner is a 15th-century style holiday banquet with music and entertainment from the Court Chamber Choir, Court Brass Choir, Court Recorders and Court Thespians complete with costumes, seasonal music, and a lavish recreation of a royal holiday court. A period appropriate royal feast will be provided. A vegetarian option also will be available. Those attending are invited to dress in period attire. Tickets for Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner are $32.50 each and can be purchased through the UW-Eau Claire Service Center in person, online, or by phone at 715-836-4636. Ticket sales end at noon Dec. 5.
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The Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) offers free one-on-one peer writing support for all UWEC students at any stage of any writing project. CWE writing assistants are recruited from across campus and work with students in every major. They can help you brainstorm topics for papers and multimedia projects, develop thesis statements, organize your sources, focus and revise your arguments, and avoid plagiarism by properly citing sources. They can also help with personal writing (resumes, graduate school applications). The CWE offers support in multiple locations around campus, including McIntyre Library, the Student Success Center in Centennial Hall, the Haas Fine Arts Center, and upper-campus dorms. Visit http://www.uwec.edu/writing for more information or to make an appointment.
Tuesday, November 25, 8:00p.m., Pizza Plus: Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from Pizza Plus' full artisan menu until midnight. Sign-up begins at 8:00 p.m. for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve!
Wednesday, November 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Augusta Memorial Public Library: All are welcome to come to the NaNo Write-In at AMPL. Chat with other writers, get feedback, play games, or just relax in a group atmosphere.
Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m., L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: A free screening of Dallas Buyers Club will be presented by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, the AIDS Research Center of Wisconsin (ARCW), and the Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center. In the film, set in Dallas in 1985, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is also diagnosed with the disease.
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m., Volume One: The Local Store: Local author Cecelia Zorn will read passages and discuss the details from her latest book, Angels Don't Get Tattoos. She will also be available for signing. In the book, Kennedy Winger is a savvy16-year-old with end-stage cancer, a leg amputation, and a lily tattoo. Driven by her gritty independence, she expects to die peacefully in her family's small home in a burly, well-worn Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood. Instead, K collides with family, friends, societal isolation, her aching heart, and a brutal secret from her past.
Tuesday, December 2, 8:00 p.m., Pizza Plus: Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from Pizza Plus' full artisan menu until midnight. Sign-up begins at 8:00 p.m. for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve!
Thursday, December 4, 5:00-6:00p.m., Eau Claire Regional Arts Center: Join us for a reading by Erna Kelly.
Thursday, December 4, 7:00p.m., The Volume One Gallery: Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is Original Kin: Highs and lows with the people we call "family".
Friday, December 5–Saturday, December 13, Times Vary, The Oxford: A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas will be performed at The Oxford. This original play presents the poignant story of the "missing" two years in the life of the Ingalls family- the only substantial period that Laura chose to write about in her Little House books. Told with period songs and humor, A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas celebrates the importance of family bonds. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youths and students.
Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Coffee House, 608 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls: Come to the Elijah Project Book Signing, featuring author Andrea M. Polnaszek.
2nd Tuesdays 7–8:15 pm: Writers Read at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, 715.839-1648, Featured Writers and "Themed Readings" Free and open to the public. ecpubliclibrary.info/index.php
First Wednesdays 7–9 pm: OUTLOUD: Open Mike at the Acoustic Café: Free and open to the public. An open mike for original words: writers, poets, spoken-word, slammers, singer-songwriters, monologists; if you wrote it come share your short works with and listen to others. Come early for dinner, stay for dessert. Sign-up sheet at 6:30 pm. theacoustic.com/eauclaire/