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  • Dec. 18–29:  Christmas Stories from the Driftless
  • Dec. 29:  Christmas stories from Howard Sherpe’s “Across the Fence” newspaper column.
  • Dec. 28: “Christmas” from Life at the Crossroads by Robert Felde
  • Dec. 26-27: “Christmas Kin” – Cyndy Hubbard talks of winters past with her mother, Carol Hubbard, and her aunts Naomi Fanta and Mava Clark.
  • Dec. 25:  Christmas stories from Howard Sherpe’s “Across the Fence” newspaper column.
  • Dec. 21-22: “A Two Mink Christmas” from Coins in a Half-Filled Jar by Harlan Flick
  • Dec. 20: “A Christmas Party” from Among the Hills by Josie Churchill.
  • Dec. 18-19: “A Season Within a Season” from  The Land Remembers by Ben Logan.
  • November 24: Thanksgiving Stories  Chat with Cyndy Hubbard; her mother, Carol Hubbard; Aunt Naomi Fanta; and Aunt Mava Clark.
  • November 22–23: Paul Fairchild reads Howard Sherpe Thanksgiving Stories.
  • November 21: Tribute to Howard Sherpe followed by Sherpe reading stories from his first book, Across the Fence.
  • November 10: World War II Letter written to & from Sgt. Norton B. Hubbard in honor of Veterans Day.
  • November 6–9, 13–17,20:  Dirt Roads by Josie Churchill. First printed in 1981 by Crescent Printing Co. for Josie Churchill. Read by Mava Clark. Josie Churchill, born in Vernon County in 1895, started writing her memoirs when she was in her 80’s. Dirt Roads is the first book of those stories. They first appeared in the La Crosse Tribune.
  • November 2–3 – Poems by Max Garland. Read by Catherine Young. Garland, the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2013-2014, has written three collections of poetry. We will air excerpts from his first two: The Postal Confessions and Hunger Wide as Heaven.
  • October 30–November 1 –  Halloween Stories written and read by John H. Simes.
  • October 18–27, November 6–9, 13–17:  Dirt Roads by Josie Churchill. First printed in 1981 by Crescent Printing Co. for Josie Churchill. Read by Mava Clark. Josie Churchill, born in Vernon County in 1895, started writing her memoirs when she was in her 80’s. Dirt Roads is the first book of those stories. They first appeared in the La Crosse Tribune.
  • September 20–October 17: excerpts from The Driftless Reader, an anthology that collects writings over the past two centuries about the people, the land, and the history of the Driftless Region. The Driftless Reader was published by The University of Wisconsin Press in September 2017, and edited by Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley.
  • September 19: A chapter from Driftless by David Rhodes. Read by Eddy Nix. This chapter introduces Rusty Smith, a character highlighted in the excerpt of Driftless found in The Driftless Reader and airing September 20 on Pageturner Radio.
  • September 11–18: Ben Logan’s The Land Remembers, Fall Section. The ninth edition was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in May 2017.”Ben Logan grew up on Seldom Seen Farm near Gays Mills, Wis., with his three brothers, father, mother, and hired hand Lyle—’the fifth Logan boy.’”
  • September 4–8: Stories of the Vernon County Fair. Learn the history of the Vernon County Fair, which runs September 13–17 in Viroqua, and hear stories read of past fair memories from authors such as Josie Churchill and Howard Sherpe.
  • August 21–September 1:  Coming of Age in Bishop Ranch by Danny K. Deaver. Read by Danny’s wife, Kristi Deaver. Published by Miller Quik Print, Onalaska, Wisconsin, in 2011. Danny Deaver grew up in the 1950’s and ’60’s in an area of Vernon County, Wisconsin, called Bishop Branch. One day he decided to start writing his life stories for his grandchildren. The stories were so good his daughters put them in a book.
  • August 17–18: John Bear Spreader Notes by Johnson Gunfrunk, farm reporter. Read by Eddy Nix. These articles are from a collection of short stories written in the 1970′s by Johnson Gunfrunk, a pen-name of the late Dale Muller.
  • July 17–August 16: John Muir’s The Story of My Boyhood and Youth read by Hans Eisenbeis. Originally published in 1913 by Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company, and now available on the Sierra Club website. John Muir (1838-1914), America’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, lived near Portage, Wisconsin, from age 11 until going to Madison to attend the University of Wisconsin in 1860 at the age of 22.
  • July 5–July 14: More Stories from Catherine Young. “Island Voices,” “Coal Year,” “Midsommar,” and “Cup of Tea”
  • June 12–July 4: Ben Logan’s The Land Remembers, Summer Section. Most recently published by Flying Fish Graphics in 2014. “A classic American memoir about a farm and its people, of a boyhood on a southwestern Wisconsin hilltop world in the 1930s.”
  • May 1–June 8: Denting Goliaths, Citizens Unite Against Regional Low Level FlightsWritten and read by Marilyn Leys. The true story of a diverse group of individuals who in the 1990’s fought the Air National Guard’s proposal to fly military jets low and fast over landowners including Amish and grazing animals in southwest Wisconsin.
  • March 20–April 30: Jane Schmidt reads the new edition of her book Not a Perfect Fit published by She Writes Press, 2017. “Laugh-out-loud funny one minute and thought-provoking the next, Not a Perfect Fit includes stories, detailing everything from Jane Schmidt’s experience living off-grid as the only English woman in an Amish neighborhood to family trips that are remarkably similar to National Lampoon’s Vacation.” (From the backcover of Not a Perfect Fit, 2017)
  • March 6–17: Catherine Young reads a selection of her essays and poems. Young lives, farms, and writes in Wisconsin. After having worked as a national park ranger, teacher, and mother, Catherine Young completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
  • January 2—March 3: John H. Sime’s latest novel, The Rabblerouser, published by Lovstad Publishing in 2016. Two of the most controversial men from Viroqua, Wisconsin’s, history—the Rev. Gerald L.K. Smith and mass murderer Andrew Grandstaf—are taken on a surrealistic tour of their own histories by another Wisconsin historical figure, Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
 
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