Congratulations to Karen Loeb!

(Contributed by Brian Kraegenbrink)

Karen Loeb, a consultant for the English department here at UW-Eau Claire, is the winner of Wisconsin People and Ideas 2014 Fiction Contest. Loeb’s story, “The Walk to Makino” will be published in the spring issue of Wisconsin People and Ideas and will also be read at the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival. Along with these honors, Loeb also received a one-week artist residency at Shake Rag School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point and a $500 cash prize. This contest annually celebrates the works of established and emerging writers and had over 60 entries just this year, marking Loeb’s work a great recognition for herself and the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. See more details about the contest here: