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

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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
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

“No Army has ever done so much with so little. . .” -General Douglas MacArthur

Non-Fiction
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 

Join Patricia McConnell as she talks about her newest book, The Education of Will. The book is very different from her previous ones—it’s a memoir about trauma in both people and dogs, and how a messed up, crazy puppy named Willie taught her that will power is not enough to heal you when you are broken.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 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
 

Writing is a calling, a form of marriage, not a job. The calling lasts until death do us part.

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

Heather is an award-winning author and nationally sought-after speaker spending much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them.

Non-Fiction
Tue 9th
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 

Heather is an award-winning author and nationally sought-after speaker spending much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them.

Non-Fiction
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
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 

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

Non-Fiction
4:30 pm -
5:30 pm
 

One Day You’ll Thank Me translates the small, often hilarious moments common among parents of young children, especially dads, into “life lessons” about fatherhood. Comprised of interconnected chapters―many of which have appeared in such prominent publications as The New York Times, Men’s Health, Parents, Real Simple, and O, The Oprah Magazine―the stories invoke a sense of humor and honesty that expand our understanding of what it means to be an American dad.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Today, I’m going to share the three things that have helped me to enjoy my ride and can, in turn, help you enjoy your ride even more.

Non-Fiction
Wed 10th
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 

Politics, art, literature, not to mention racism, orientalism, and nationalism – a potent mix in fin-de siècle Paris. Come hear how Claude Debussy, who died precisely 100 years ago, combined them all in music.

Non-Fiction
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 

Join local author Gavin Schmitt for a book signing! He loves talking local history, mafia and crime, so bring along your questions!

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

One Day You’ll Thank Me translates the small, often hilarious moments common among parents of young children, especially dads, into “life lessons” about fatherhood.

Non-Fiction
Thu 11th
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 

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
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
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

Explore how and why people in the Midwest worshiped, feared, studied, hunted, ate, and protected the birds that surrounded them over the last 12,000 years.

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
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Attitude affects everything! I have learned that life is what we make it. We all have frustrations, and difficulties but with a positive attitude we can succeed in life!

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Joan Treppa, a social justice advocate for those wrongfully convicted, shares her research and insight into a tragedy that shocked a community and is considered by a growing number of supporters to be a grave injustice that is still unresolved.

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
 

What would you get on the bus for? Join B.J. Hollars for a reading from "The Road South" and a conversation on the harrowing story of the 1961 Freedom Riders.

Non-Fiction
Sat 13th
9:00 am -
10:00 am
 

What would you get on the bus for? Join B.J. Hollars for a reading from The Road South and a conversation on the harrowing story of the 1961 Freedom Riders.

Non-Fiction
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
 

Wisconsin has a fascinating variety of landscapes. It occurred to me that to explore any one of these diverse areas and to understand how they came to be, one could use the wonderful State Parks and State Forests of Wisconsin as entry points. We can think of them as time portals or gateways to the ancient past. By going to the parks and forests and exploring, learning, and telling their stories in this book, I hoped to share my fascination about the geology and natural history of our state.

Non-Fiction
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
 

Reading and Conversation with Laura Jean Baker, author of, The Motherhood Affidavits

Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

Crossing the Driftless is a river traveler’s tale and an exploration of the streams of geologic and human history, as Lynne and Bob Diebel canoe 360 miles across the Driftless Area.

Non-Fiction
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