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

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Elisha D. Smith Public Library

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440 1st St.
Menasha, WI 54952 United States
920-967-3690 http://www.menashalibrary.org/

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Mon 9th
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
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
1:30 pm -
2:30 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
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
10:00 am -
11:00 pm
 

Mark Twain said “The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.” How much is fact (real), and how much is fiction?

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
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 

What happens when a man tries to fish himself to death but death has other plans?

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
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

When she was only nine, Dayani Baldelomar left her Nicaraguan village with nothing more than a change of clothes. Her neighbor, Yadira Castellón, also migrated from the mountains. Driven by hope for a better future for their children, Dayani and Yadira invent jobs in Managua’s spreading markets and dumps. But a swelling tide of family crises and environmental calamities threaten to break their toehold in the city.

Craft Presentations
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 

Ginny’s voice came to me in a mysterious way, one that I’m still trying to comprehend.  In this talk we’ll explore the nature of voice, narration, and the quiet but calculating moves of the subconscious.

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