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Welcome to Creative Economy Week in Eau Claire!

During Creative Economy Week we’ll shine a spotlight on the strong and growing arts and culture economy in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. We want to recognize the efforts and importance of the creative class workers that add to the quality of life we enjoy in Eau Claire.

The creative economy is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce and distribute cultural goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life. A thriving cultural sector leads to thriving communities. The arts and culture sector in the U.S. is a $699 billion industry, providing 4.3 percent of the nation’s GDP. This impact drives economic development on the national, state, regional, and local level.

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Friday, May 19 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Release & Reading: Transnational/Turn

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Join local Eau Claire poets as they read from their works, including José Felipe Alvergue’s new book precis (Omnidawn 2017) (copies available). He'll be joined by Sheikh Jammeh, a senior Creative Writing major at UW-Eau Claire, who focuses on contemporary and post colonial narratives around topics of personhood, identity, race, and lineage in an ever globalizing world and UWEC alum Emilio Taiveaho. Emilio was born somewhere between Quito, Minnesota, Ecuador, Wisconsin, and Finland. His work engages the intersecting conditions of dis-ease experienced by transnational subjects American society. 


josé felipe alvergue

josé felipe alvergue was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and grew up on the Mexico/US border. He is a graduate of both the Buffalo Poetics and CalArts Writing programs. As a grain of the Central American diaspora he works between text, performance, and archive in mapping the transnationalisms... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Volume One Gallery 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

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