Fox Cities Book Festival 2017: October 9th - October 15th

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Mon 9th
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years.

Non-Fiction
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
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
 

Post Crescent columnist, Jean Long Manteufel shares positive and thought-provoking stories for both seniors and their boomer children, as they navigate the life-changes that come with aging.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Elizabeth’s story is about the history of her great-grandfather’s art, her family’s Holocaust story, her search for the lost and missing paintings, and where her family’s story fits within the larger issue of Holocaust era looted art and issues of restitution.

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
6:30 pm -
7:30 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
Tue 10th
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 

A riddle in Robert E. Lee's correspondence against the backdrop of a record-breaking German cold case.

Non-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
 

Jerald Podair will read from his new book and discuss how Dodger Stadium both divided Los Angeles and set it on course to become a 21st century global supercity.

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

More mounds were built by ancient Native Americans in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America—between 15,000 and 20,000, at least 4,000 of which remain today.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Jerald Podair will read from his new book and discuss how Dodger Stadium both divided Los Angeles and set it on course to become a 21st century global supercity.

Non-Fiction
Thu 12th
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

In this personal and heartfelt lecture, Will Schwalbe talks about how books help people, to talk about things too painful to address directly.

Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

A photo of an elderly Native American woman on exhibit in a museum captures the attention of a child. Forty years later, this child, now an adult, finds the photo again and learns the old woman is a relative.

Non-Fiction
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
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Books have always been a constant in Will Schwalbe’s life. These experiences as a reader have shaped Schwalbe’s firm belief that the joy of reading is multiplied when we share it with others and that books can offer us guidance on how to live our lives.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 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
Fri 13th
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, author and UW-Eau Claire English professor B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we’ve failed to preserve in life?

Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

The forty year journey to write Junny's Marie began with its inception in 1975. My mother wanted me to tell her story.

Non-Fiction
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

How I waded through the muddy waters of grief with Dad, a dog and a few dead ducks.

Non-Fiction
Sat 14th
9:00 am -
10:00 am
 

Few people realize the existence, or history, of the lesser lighthouses around the country including Lake Winnebago.

Non-Fiction
9:15 am -
10:15 am
 

I’m not here to argue against the stereotypes. I’ll let someone else do that. I’m here to tell you stories no one ever tells.

11:00 am -
12:00 pm
 

Jerry Apps shares his memories of water, from its importance to crops and cattle to its many recreational uses -- fishing trips, canoe journeys , and the simple pleasures of an afternoon spent dreaming in the haymow as the rain patters on a barn roof.

Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of Wisconsin Public Radio. This presentation focuses on why Wisconsin used radio for public service, while other broadcasters exploited it for private profit.

Non-Fiction
2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
 

In 36 action-packed days, Melanie Radzicki McManus ran along Wisconsin's 1,100-mile Ice Age Trail, setting the women's speed record (at age 52!) and becoming one of the trail's elite Thousand-Milers.

Non-Fiction
Sun 15th
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

Campbell’s newest book, Braving It: A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild (Penguin-Random House) was chosen by Amazon as one of May 2016’s top nonfiction books and was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Competition.

Non-Fiction
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm
 

Campbell’s newest book, Braving It: A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild (Penguin-Random House) was chosen by Amazon as one of May 2016’s top nonfiction books and was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Competition.

Non-Fiction
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