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Main Events 9/9/18

Call for school’s classroom artist 

The Eau Claire Public School Foundation is looking for artists for its 2018-19 “Artist in Classroom” series at Flynn Elementary School. 

One artist is eligible to share his or her art technique with students and faculty for one semester at the school. The artist also will give a presentation at a school assembly and one piece of work will be displayed and become part of the school’s collection. 

Artists who are interested in participating in art classes with students are encouraged to send an application, statement of interest, media description, artist statement and images in a JPEG format to: Artist in Classroom, Flynn Elementary School, 1430 Lee St., Eau Claire, WI, 54701. 

Forms and more information can be found online at​2wUQi9F. The application deadline is Oct. 15.

The Artist in Classroom fund was founded by the Eau Claire Public School Foundation in 2016. 

Writers welcome to open mic

Eau Claire’s writer in residence Karen Loeb will host a “Writers Read” open mic night at 6 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. 

Anyone is welcome to share original poetry or short prose, about 5 minutes or less. Sign-up starts at 5:45 p.m., and listeners are welcome. 

“Writers Read” is a monthly library presentation organized by the city’s writer in residence. Each reading features original works by writers living and working in the Chippewa Valley. 

‘Drop the Puck’ author releases latest in series

Spooner-born author Jayne Jones Beehler has released “Drop the Puck, Hooray for Hockey Day!”, the fourth book in her “The Official Adventures” children’s book series set in Warroad, Minn., otherwise known as Hockeytown USA. 

This book follows brothers Blaine and Cullen, along with the rest of their school hockey team, as they celebrate “Hockey Day” with a special hockey game between the Washington Ice Dogs and Minnesota Bears. 

The books are ideal for readers in grades 2-6. They can be purchased on Beehler’s website, Illustrations are by Katrina Dohm, who also was born in Spooner.

Series goes ‘Beyond the Headlines’

A new interactive book series will discuss the role of news media and journalism in two parts led by UW-Eau Claire journalism professor Jan Larson. 

The series will examine “The Elements of Journalism,” featuring a book of the same name. Larson will help participants examine issues of income insecurity in order to gain a greater understanding of what role news media needs to play in a democratic society as well as how journalists can build trust with communities. 

The first week, “Principles and Practices,” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. This session willfocus on what makes something news and the role of journalism, including public expectations and more. 

The second part, “Ask the Author,” will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the same location. It will feature a Skype conversation with journalist and Executive Director of the American Press Institute Tom Rosenstiel, co-author of “The Elements of Journalism.” 

Registration is required for both events and can be completed at​eau-claire. 

“Beyond the Headlines” is a statewide project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council. 

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