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

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October 8, 2018
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Formatting, Publishing, Short Stories

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
October 9, 2018
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 
Nature, Picture Book

Turn your passion into a picture book! Join my protagonist, Mr. McGinty, and me as we embark on a mission to save the monarch butterflies!

Craft Presentations Family-Friendly
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 
Process

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.

Craft Presentations
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 
History, Narrative, Nature

History is not there to find; it is there to create.

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October 10, 2018
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 
Inspirational, Romance, Suspense

Seven (or more) Astonishing Author Secrets!

Craft Presentations
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Mystery, Series

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
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Micro Fiction, Novelettes, Short Fiction

Short Fiction packs a concentrated punch of story in a small package. Learn about the mechanics and structure of short fiction at this presentation.

Craft Presentations
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Plot, Romance

The importance of plotting, pulling your story together and how it helps with completing a well-crafted story.

Craft Presentations
October 11, 2018
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 
Mystery, Series

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
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 
Inspirational, Process, Reading

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.

Craft Presentations
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 
Marketing, Picture Book, Self-Publishing

Writer and filmmaker John Mitchell gives his humorous take on the crazy chaos of self-distribution in the film and the self-publishing world.

Craft Presentations
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 
Inspirational, Process, Reading

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.

Craft Presentations
October 12, 2018
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 
Nature, Picture Book

Turn your passion into a picture book! Join my protagonist, Mr. McGinty, and me as we embark on a mission to save the monarch butterflies!

Craft Presentations Family-Friendly
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 
Local History, Research

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.

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October 13, 2018
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
 
Memoir, Motherhood

Please join Laura Jean Baker, author of The Motherhood Affidavits, to learn how her braided memoir might serve as a template for your own life story. 

Craft Presentations Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
Drawing, Painting, Portraits

Learn to draw and paint your own portrait in the style of famous Latino artists like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso and more!

Craft Presentations
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
Neo-Noir, Slipstream Fiction, Transgressive

All you have to do is look around to see that contemporary dark fiction is dominating print, online media, television, and film. We’ll talk about research, publication, trends, and more.

Craft Presentations
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 
Headliner, Mystery

In her workshop The Fundamentals and Essentials of Writing the Suspense Novel, Linda shares her knowledge and experience, taking writers through the elements of developing and writing a novel from start to finish. 

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