This week, connect virtually to Fox Cities Book Festival 2021 events from the comfort of wherever you find yourself. It’s as close to home as your nearest electronic device!

Browse the website at to plan your itinerary for the festival. Dozens of locally, regionally and nationally recognized authors representing many genres will speak. Expect presentations, panel discussions, events for youth, and writing workshops. All events of this online-only festival are free and open to the public.

People also can view events online at public libraries. Just sign in at a computer station with your library card. If you don’t have one, you can request an Internet guest pass at the desk.

When you’ve chosen your schedule, RSVP to the Zoom events here: 

Or, stream the events on the book festival’s Facebook page here:

To have the most interactive experience, please register and attend events via Zoom.

Tune in to radio interviews

Two book festival authors will appear on WHBY’s Focus Fox Valley with Hayley Tenpas as part of the book festival’s lineup.

Through the airwaves you can meet sci-fi/fantasy writer Dennis K. Crosby from 11:30 AM to noon Thursday and Amy E. Reichert, author of five novels, from 12:10 PM to 12:30 PM on Friday.

Learn more about the radio program at:  Click on this link to listen to the segments after they’ve aired.

Collect new book festival merch

See some ways you’d like to expand your personal library? Order titles by book fest authors: 

Add to your closet of fall (and all-seasons) cozy apparel, available on Bonfire:

Looking ahead

An announcement about Fox Cities Reads 2022 is upcoming. Fox Cities Reads, which typically takes place in spring, brings the community together with the opportunity to read and discuss a specific title.

-By Kara Patterson, Fox Cities Book Festival Board Secretary