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Not A Good Fit: Overcoming Rejection And Learning To Thrive In The Literary World
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Not A Good Fit: Overcoming Rejection And Learning To Thrive In The Literary World

From Chippewa Valley Writers Guild:

We’ve all faced it: the heart-sinking rejection letter informing us that our work is “not a good fit.” How, though, might we turn this dispiriting moment of the writing process into an opportunity?  Join local writers for an evening of back-to-back events on the subject.

6PM: If At First You Don’t Succeed: A Conversation on Persevering Beyond Rejection

 How might we best cope with literary rejection?  And how do we find the path forward?  Join writers and editors Eric Rasmussen, Elizabeth de Cleyre and Katie Venit for a candid conversation on strategies and best practices for transforming “literary lemons” into lemonade.  Moderated by B.J. Hollars.

 7PM: Befriending Failure: Lessons from the Whitman School of Condemnation, Defamation, Denunciation, and Vilification, or So You Think You’ve Been Rejected?

In 1855, only one person on earth considered Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass worthy of publication. That person was Whitman, who printed the book himself. Early reviewers compared the writer to a pig, a goat, a lunatic, and those were the polite reviews.  Two hundred years after Whitman’s birth, the book is widely regarded as one of the great works of American literature. Given that failure is a writer’s constant companion, maybe Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others can teach us something about not necessarily accepting, but at least befriending failure. Presented by former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland.  

Special thanks to our co-sponsor, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

Presenter Bios:

Max Garland is the author of The Word We Used for It, winner of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry Prize. Other books include The Postal Confessions, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; Hunger Wide as Heaven, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Open Competition, and a chapbook, Apparition, from the University of Wisconsin Press. His poems, essays, stories, and interviews have appeared in journals such as Poetry, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, and many other journals, anthologies, and newspapers. His poetry has been regularly featured on Wisconsin Public Radio. Garland is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and is a former Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

Eric Rasmussen didn’t used to get rejected so often, with a nearly perfect record on a lifetime’s worth of job, school, and scholarship applications. But then he started writing. He earned his MFA in fiction from Augsburg University, founded the regional literary journal Barstow & Grand, and was recently hired as the fiction editor for the online journal Sundog Lit. His work has been featured in various publications, including Fugue, Gulf Stream, Pithead Chapel, South Carolina Review, and frequently appears in Volume One. These endeavors, along with his attempts to publish a novel, have earned him somewhere north of 1,300 rejections.

Elizabeth de Cleyre is a writer, editor, creative consultant, clothing designer, personal stylist, bookstore co-founder, and somewhat hard to keep up with.

Katie Venit is a writer in Eau Claire. Her work has been published in Volume One, Wisconsin Life, and many other venues.

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Workshop | The Contemporary Cosmos: An Introduction to Astrology
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop | The Contemporary Cosmos: An Introduction to Astrology

Register at cedecreative.com/workshops

“What’s your sign?” Once considered a fringe topic, astrology is now more popular than ever, thanks to meme culture and AI entering the fray. But how does it actually work? And are horoscopes even honest? In this three-part series, we’ll dive into the intricacies of the natal chart: the unique snapshot of the universe when you were born. Understanding the energy of the cosmos at the moment of one’s birth provides us with a deeper understanding of how we show up in the world and what our purpose is on the planet.

This course empowers you to read and interpret your own natal chart, and begin to understand other people’s charts. All participants will receive a personal natal chart and workbooks to use during and outside of the course.

  • Course 1 | Intro to Astrology: Reading Your Natal Chart (10/9)

  • Course 2 | Money + Love (11/13)

  • Course 3 | Astrogeography: Where to Travel & Live (12/11)

The workshop is hosted by Odd Humyns in Eau Claire, WI Wednesdays from 6pm - 7:30pm.

Register at cedecreative.com/workshops.

The entire series is recommended for a comprehensive deep dive into your astrological makeup, but you can take each course a la carte: $195 for the series or $75 per course.

Elizabeth de Cleyre of Cede Creative is an astrologer, writer, clothing designer, and somewhat hard to keep up with. She provides one-on-one natal chart readings and is an editor for the AstroTwins.

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Workshop | The Contemporary Cosmos: Love & Relationships
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop | The Contemporary Cosmos: Love & Relationships

Register at cedecreative.com/workshops

“What’s your sign?” Once considered a fringe topic, astrology is now more popular than ever, thanks to meme culture and AI entering the fray. But how does it actually work? And are horoscopes even honest? In this three-part series, we’ll dive into the intricacies of the natal chart: the unique snapshot of the universe when you were born. Understanding the energy of the cosmos at the moment of one’s birth provides us with a deeper understanding of how we show up in the world and what our purpose is on the planet.

This course empowers you to read and interpret your own natal chart, and begin to understand other people’s charts. All participants will receive a personal natal chart and workbooks to use during and outside of the course.

  • Course 1 | Intro to Astrology: Reading Your Natal Chart (10/9)

  • Course 2 | Money + Love (11/13)

  • Course 3 | Astrogeography: Where to Travel & Live (12/11)

The workshop is hosted by Odd Humyns in Eau Claire, WI Wednesdays from 6pm - 7:30pm.

Register at cedecreative.com/workshops.

The entire series is recommended for a comprehensive deep dive into your astrological makeup, but you can take each course a la carte: $195 for the series or $75 per course.

Elizabeth de Cleyre of Cede Creative is an astrologer, writer, clothing designer, and somewhat hard to keep up with. She provides one-on-one natal chart readings and is an editor for the AstroTwins.

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Workshop | The Contemporary Cosmos: Astrogeography, Where to Travel & Live
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop | The Contemporary Cosmos: Astrogeography, Where to Travel & Live

Register at cedecreative.com/workshops

“What’s your sign?” Once considered a fringe topic, astrology is now more popular than ever, thanks to meme culture and AI entering the fray. But how does it actually work? And are horoscopes even honest? In this three-part series, we’ll dive into the intricacies of the natal chart: the unique snapshot of the universe when you were born. Understanding the energy of the cosmos at the moment of one’s birth provides us with a deeper understanding of how we show up in the world and what our purpose is on the planet.

This course empowers you to read and interpret your own natal chart, and begin to understand other people’s charts. All participants will receive a personal natal chart and workbooks to use during and outside of the course.

  • Course 1 | Intro to Astrology: Reading Your Natal Chart (10/9)

  • Course 2 | Money + Love (11/13)

  • Course 3 | Astrogeography: Where to Travel & Live (12/11)

The workshop is hosted by Odd Humyns in Eau Claire, WI Wednesdays from 6pm - 7:30pm.

Register at cedecreative.com/workshops.

The entire series is recommended for a comprehensive deep dive into your astrological makeup, but you can take each course a la carte: $195 for the series or $75 per course.

Elizabeth de Cleyre of Cede Creative is an astrologer, writer, clothing designer, and somewhat hard to keep up with. She provides one-on-one natal chart readings and is an editor for the AstroTwins.

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Soul Saturdays | Astrology Readings
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Soul Saturdays | Astrology Readings

Soulstice Wellness, 1316 Fairfax St #103,104, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Astrology readings available at Soulstice Wellness, which hosts a monthly marketplace for all things metaphysical and holistic.

As a lifelong student of astrology and an editor for the AstroTwins, Elizabeth de Cleyre loves diving into the intricacies of the natal chart: the unique snapshot of the universe when you were born. Understanding the energy of the cosmos at the moment of one’s birth provides us with a deeper understanding of how we show up in the world and what our purpose is on the planet.

Come with your birth date, time, and place at the ready. $50 for a 20-minute reading.

https://www.soulsticeec.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/soulsticeec/

Soulstice Wellness, 1316 Fairfax St #103,104, Eau Claire, WI 54701

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CEDE Pop Up at Red's Mercantile Back Alley Market
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

CEDE Pop Up at Red's Mercantile Back Alley Market

Red’s Mercantile hosts the annual Back Alley Market, featuring local and independent artists, designers, makers, movers and shakers.

CEDE designer Elizabeth de Cleyre specializes in made-to-measure, custom garments. Each garment is cut by hand and machine sewn with single needle tailoring. With a focus on natural fibers, traditional techniques, and timeless silhouettes to construct minimal, wearable clothing, CEDE and Red’s Mercantile go hand in hand. Samples will be on hand for custom orders, and one-off pieces and seconds will be available for purchase.

Red’s Mercantile is a modern home goods + accessories shop based in Eau Claire, WI. Their design eye is derived from their Scandinavian heritage — simple, timeless, and functional. Red’s sells only Made in America goods to support makers + regional economies. 

Red’s Mercantile
224 N Dewey St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Saturday, August 10 from 10am - 4pm

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Mending Workshop at Red's Mercantile
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Mending Workshop at Red's Mercantile

Sunday, February 17th || 9am - 10:30am

Register Online: https://redsmercantile.com/collections/workshops/products/mending-workshop

Your favorite jeans tore in the knee? Your best shirt has a hole in the collar? Before you relegate these items to a landfill, try mending! You don’t have to toss your closet go-to’s if you learn a few simple tricks. In this workshop, you'll learn basic mending using Japanese sashiko techniques. Walk away from this session with a newfound confidence to fix your own garments, plus your very own needles, thread, and fabric to continue at home. Buy less, mend more! Workshops are non-refundable, but transferrable so if you aren't able to attend, have someone swap in your place!

Register at https://redsmercantile.com/collections/workshops/products/mending-workshop

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School of Odd: Write & Publish Captivating Narratives
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

School of Odd: Write & Publish Captivating Narratives

A 5 week writing workshop

Now, arguably more than ever before, the art of communication is a crucial asset. New media and decentralized methods of storytelling bring new voices and fresh perspectives to the forefront of culture and discourse each day. But with more content comes the challenge of attention. With so many stories out there, how do you ensure your ideas and stories are captivating the audiences you want to reach?

In this 5-week workshop, study genre-spanning prose in the contemporary publishing landscape, give and receive feedback on drafts, and generate new writing. By reading, writing, and discussing literature, participants will ascertain themes of captivating communications, learning how to hone their own narratives.

Space is limited. Learn more and register at https://cedecreative.com/workshops

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

CEDE Pop Up at Red's Mercantile

Red’s Mercantile hosts CEDE, Eau Claire's newest clothing designer, for a pop up on Saturday, November 10th from 11am - 1pm. CEDE designer Elizabeth de Cleyre specializes in made-to-measure, custom garments. Each garment is cut by hand and machine sewn with single needle tailoring. With a focus on natural fibers, traditional techniques, and timeless silhouettes to construct minimal, wearable clothing, CEDE and Red’s Mercantile go hand in hand. Samples will be on hand for custom orders, and one-off pieces and seconds will be available for purchase.

Red’s Mercantile is a modern home goods + accessories shop based in Eau Claire, WI. Their design eye is derived from their Scandinavian heritage — simple, timeless, and functional. Red’s sells only Made in America goods to support makers + regional economies. 

Red’s Mercantile
224 N Dewey St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Saturday, November 10th 11am - 1pm

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Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

CEDE Pop Up at Token Jewelry

Token Jewelry hosts CEDE, Eau Claire's newest clothing designer, for a pop up on October 26th 5-8pm. CEDE designer Elizabeth de Cleyre specializes in made-to-measure, custom garments. Each garment is cut by hand and machine sewn with single needle tailoring. With a focus on natural fibers, traditional techniques, and timeless silhouettes to construct minimal, wearable clothing, CEDE and Token Jewelry go hand in hand. Samples will be on hand for custom orders, and one-off pieces and seconds will be available for purchase.

Each piece in the Token collection is handmade using the finest materials, including 14k gold filled, rose gold filled & sterling silver wire, along with semi-precious gemstones.

The AFS Artisans welcome the public to stroll through the entire building. Interact with over 40 creators and meet some of the talented creators at Artisan Forge (and beyond)!

Artisan Forge Open Studios
1106 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Friday, October 26th, 5 - 8 pm

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