Town Chatter: New books feature local authors

06/15/07 - Wausau Daily Herald

Local authors have been busy lately, getting their work published.


Pat Gaska of Rothschild had her story "For Esmerelda" chosen for the anthology "American Patchwork: True Stories from Quilters," published by St. Martin's Press. Gaska said she wrote the story about the quilt she made while waiting for her second grandchild's birth in 2003.


Chad Lewis has recently released "Hidden Headlines of Wisconsin: Strange, Unusual and Bizarre Newspaper Stories 1860-1910." The book contains hundreds of news clippings about strange deaths, medical anomalies, ghosts, sea serpents, UFOs and other strange phenomena, including some from the Wausau area.


CarolAnne Gamel of Granton uses acronyms to express her prosaic thoughts in "Within That With Which We Speak," released last month by Tate Publishing of Oklahoma.


And finally, two young Wausau poets have self-published their work. "Head Theatre" by Nikki Wallschlaeger and "The Supernatural Sexual Political Comic Book Doctrine" by David Alan Cohen are available through AbeBooks.com or at Et Al's Read & Unread Books, 614 Third St., Wausau.


  • Wausau Conservatory of Music students received awards at the State Badger Keyboard Competition on May 19 in Appleton.


    Carolyn Doerr, Michael Doerr and Robert Doerr received winner awards, and Chris Lewis received an honorable mention. They are students of Bette Close.


    Students of Mona Grote who received awards are Maggie Ward, runner up, and Ashley Hanke, honorable mention.


  • Pat Keough was among local artists whose work was juried into the Vision IX exhibit at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point. The exhibit runs through July 22.


  • Kari Hanson was recognized as a Woman of Promise by Michigan Technological University's Presidential Council of Alumnae in April. She is a 2003 graduate of D.C. Everest High School and the daughter of Marlon and Denise Springer.


    The Women of Promise program recognizes current female Michigan Tech students from each academic department who demonstrate academic achievement, campus and community leadership, good citizenship and creativity.


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