Fox Cities Book Festival 2018: October 8th - October 14th

Loading FCBF Events

Day

Event Category

Venues 1,000 Islands Environmental Center +1

Find FCBF Events

FCBF Events for October 9, 2017 - October 13

FCBF Events List Navigation

Mon 9th
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

This presentation explores the origins and history of supper clubs and how they got their start in Wisconsin, along with images of the food and decor of clubs around the state.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

This program takes the audience on a grisly journey to some of the most gruesomes haunting in the Midwest. Filled with tragic murders, bizarre suicides, serial killers, untimely deaths, and fatal accidents, this presentation is certainly not for the faint of heart.

Non-Fiction
Tue 10th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Join author Lesley Kagen as she entertains with a presentation interspersed with funny and touching stories, and questions from the audience that can lead who knows where!

Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

How do we understand the meaning of human history in places we value as wilderness? Jim Feldman explores this question as he discusses the environmental history of the Apostle Islands.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Parenthood, writing and the art of staying sane while doing both.

Fiction
Wed 11th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

This presentation offers both a crash course in comics writing, while also addressing how the medium has made Benjamin Percy a better novelist, screenwriter, essayist and short story writer.

Craft Presentations
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Nickolas Butler will read from his newest novel, “The Hearts of Men”, and answer questions from the audience. The event will end with a book-signing.

Fiction
Thu 12th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Louis V. Clark III started to write poetry in the sixth grade. Sixth grade boys who write poetry---get beat up a lot, but he was born with a never quit attitude.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Learn about the unsolved crime that brought the police, FBI, governor and attorney general Robert Kennedy to realize that the Mafia was a significant problem in Wisconsin.

Non-Fiction
Fri 13th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Laura Kuehl will present on the theme her book, You’ll Always Be Enough, addresses. Kuehl, who’s overcome numerous struggles, will inspire through her own story of personal growth and self-acceptance.

Fiction
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm
 

This craft talk will delve into the process of writing a fantasy novel—ideally one that readers can’t put down!

Craft Presentations
Sat 14th
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 

“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” Earl Nightingale

Fiction
Mon 8th
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during World War II.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Polish your work and avoid editor pet peeves. Tips and tricks for submitting your work so that it gets noticed (in a good way).

Craft Presentations
Tue 9th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Are you concerned about what your sister or, heaven forbid, your mother, would think about your memoir? Fictionalize it and sleep easy. Here’s how.

Fiction Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Appleton author Amanda Lauer presents her Heaven Intended series and how her first novel garnered a movie contract and what it takes to bring a book to the big screen.

Fiction
Wed 10th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Seven (or more) Astonishing Author Secrets!

Craft Presentations
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

It's a grim world out there.  Perhaps you need a nice, wholesome cozy murder mystery to lift your spirits.  Modern life can be poisonous.  Spend an hour with Kathy and her amateur sleuth, Rhiannon Nolan.

Craft Presentations
Thu 11th
9:30 am -
10:30 am
 

Join author Linda Vander Heyden and Kaukauna storytime staff for a special Fox Cities Book Festival storytime!

1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Walk with Judy and Packer greats down the road of adventure, honor, and faith. Win or lose, enjoy the glory of a life of excellence. And learn to shout within.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Corruption in the courts, the Ku Klux Klan roaming the streets, and the highest homicide rate in America. This was Madison in the 1920s.

Non-Fiction
Fri 12th
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 

Join local historian, Carol Mainville Van Boxtel, as she takes you on a bus tour of historic Kaukauna. Registration is required for this event and begins on October 1st; please register by calling the Kaukauna Public Library at (920) 766-6340.

1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

When asked to write the history of Kaukauna Utilities, routine research left puzzle pieces missing for local historian Carol Mainville Van Boxtel. Discovering “how” and “why” helped her to uncover the missing puzzle pieces.

Craft Presentations
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 

The best marketing strategies for 2018. This marketing gig changes weekly it seems, but learn how to stay on top of it continually and adjust to the market.

Fiction
Sat 13th
9:15 am -
10:15 am
 

Interested in learning about how a picture book is illustrated? Join me for this interactive session that is enlightening and will also get you actively involved in creating.

11:30 am -
12:30 pm
 

A panel discussion with horror writers Sarah Read and Richard Thomas.

+ Export Events