Ken Szymanski

Ken Szymanski is the official Writer in Residence for Eau Claire, WI and the author of Home Field Advantage and Sit Down and Stay Awhile.

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Upcoming Events

Special Delivery: Stories and Songs for the Holiday Season w/Derick Black, Emily Kassera, Bill Simon, and Jerry Teclaw @ Chippewa Falls Public Library (12-11-2023) 7:00 PM Free

Three Rivers, Two Kayaks, & One Mission @ Eau Claire Public Library (1-29-2024) 6-7 PM Free

Past Events

Baseball Stories and Ballpark Songs w/Derick Black @ Chippewa Valley Museum (8-29-2023)

East Coast/West Coast/North Coast/Gulf Coast (Streaming Now)

Baseball Stories (w/o Ballpark Songs) (8-26-2023) @ Dove Healthcare South

Spoken Word Stories & Beatles Songs w/Jerry Teclaw @ The Classic at Hillcrest Green (7-25-2023) 

Sweet Summertime w/Nick Berger and Nixon Berger @ EC Golf & Country Club (7-20-2023) Kiwanas Club of Eau Claire

Withee Days Guest Author @ Withee Public Library (6-17-2023) 

Searching for Mike Teclaw w/Derick Black @ EC Public Library (4-20-2023)

Life Makes Art (host) @ EC Public Library (4-13-2023)

Love is a Battlefield: Fortunes and Misfortunes from the Front Lines w/Derick Black

@ The Classic at Hillcrest Green  (3-4-2023)

Joy to the Word @ Pablo Center (12-15-2022)

Falling Into Christmas: The Classic at Hillcrest Green (12-17-2022)

Geneological Research Society of Eau Claire: Chippewa Valley Museum (10-8-22)

Eau Claire Downtown Fall Festival @ Forage (9-10-22)

Loose Change @ Forage (8-26-22)

A Visit with Lil @ Thorp Area Historical Society  (8-5-22)

Sit Down and Stay Awhile...or Don't @ Volume One Gallery (7-23-22) 

Polka Party Book Launch for Sit Down and Stay Awhile (w/ Klezmazel): Stone's Throw (7-21-2022)

Finding Community in Stories, Porches, and Polkas:  Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club (7-19-2022)

Beatles, Bars, and Beers (w/ Jerry Teclaw): Chippewa Falls Public Library (7-18-2022)

River Prairie Festival Celebration of Art (5-7-2022)

Christmas Past, Christmas Present (12-21-2021)

Joy to the Word: Pablo Center (12-16-2021)

Wisconsin Creative Champion Ceremony Reading, Green Bay (10-22-2021)

Hope is the Thing Reading @ Volume One Gallery (10-7-2021)

Wisconsin Public Radio's Central Time: Hope is the Thing (9-15-2021)

Fatherhood and the Fab Four:  Kiwanis Club of Eau Claire (6-10-2021)

A Corn Crib Christmas (Virtual, 12-22-2020)

Writing to Focus in a World Full of Noise: Eau Claire UU Church (8-2-2020

 Our Stories, Our Youth: Clear Water Kiwanis Club (7-21-2020)

WPR's Spectrum West w/Al Ross (5-21-2020) 

A Pine Pitch Christmas @ Galaudet Gallery (12-13-2019)

Sounds & Stories: Toil & Trouble @ Pablo Center (10-29-2019)

Hitchhikers, Carnivals, and Roadside Saviors @ Galaudet Gallery (5-18-2019)

Hitchhikers, Carnivals, and Roadside Saviors @ Volume One Gallery (5-17-2019)

"Night Games" on Converge Radio (2-8-2019) 

Silent Nights, Northern Lights @ Galaudet Gallery (12-20-2018)

Bend in the River: Live @ The Metro (5-4-2018)

Searching for Mike Teclaw: An Unauthorized Biography @ Volume One Gallery (1-30-2018)

Searching for Mike Teclaw: An Unauthorized Biography @ Galaudet Gallery (11-21-2017) 

Barstow & Grand Release Party Reading @ Volume One Gallery (10-26-2017) 

Campfire Stories: A Night of Fact, Fiction, and Fire @ The Oxbow Hotel (10-5-2017)

Concord of Sound @ Banbury Place (5-6-2017)

Red Light Poetry (and Prose) Reading w/The Failures @ Red's Mercantile (2-10-17)

War of the Worlds @ Volume One Gallery (10-28-2016) 

(More of the) Greatest Writing Secrets on Earth: Revealed! w/BJ Hollars @ EC Public Library (9-24-2016)

World's Greatest Writing Secrets Revealed! w/BJ Hollars @ EC Public Library (9-26-2015)

Let's Be Honest--A Grown-Up Storytelling Series @ Volume One Gallery (10-21-2015) 

7/7/7 Reading and Raffle @ EC Public Library (11-12-2013) 

Writers Read @ EC Public Library (8-13-2013)

Poets on Poetry @ EC Public Library (5-9-2012)

Writers Read:  Love and Other Disasters @ EC Public Library (2-12-2013)