Calling All Writers

By Barb Lang

A call for proposals has been issued to area writers and authors (novice and professional) to participate in the first annual Northwest Wisconsin Writers’ Festival.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Saturday, April 12.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake.  The Festival’s coordinator is Joel Friederich, UW-BC Assistant Professor of English.

The Festival will open with a book discussion via Skype with Ruth Ozeki, author of “A Tale for the Time Being.”  This will be followed by featured readings and a book fair then individual and panel presentations in breakout sessions.  The day will conclude with a keynote reading and presentation by Kao Kalia Yang, author of “The Latehomecomer” and an author’s reception.

Writers and authors, both published and unpublished, novice and professional are invited to submit a proposal by April 12 in order to participate in Festival events.  According to Friederich, there are four different events writers may participate in: propose an individual or panel presentation; be considered for a featured reader opening; reserve display table space where authors may display, sell, and sign publications; participate in the author’s reception in which the writer’s book will be purchased by the UW-BC library and displayed.

To receive a proposal form contact Joel Friederich at 715-234-8176 ext. 5467 or email


Joel Friederich