2019 Fox Cities Book Festival: October 7th - October 13th

End of Life Expert & Author Kimberly C. Paul to Speak in Fox Cities

 The Fox Cities Book Festival and Let’s Talk Fox Valley are excited to host author Kimberly C. Paul for a book reading and signing on Thursday, August 8, 6:30 – 8 PM. The talk will take place at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library at

Highlights of Matthew Desmond’s Visit

"Think about the brain power, the human creativity that we just squander," Matthew Desmond said, looking out at a crowd in the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel on April 12. Evictions have lasting negative effects on families, predominately in children. And that doesn't just effect one

Appleton North Presents “Homeless, not Hopeless”

Matthew Desmond's presentations are at 6:30 PM at Menasha High on Thursday, April 11th and 10:00 AM at Lawrence Chapel on Friday, April 12th. Afterwards, don't miss this "souper" event hosted by Appleton North.  The Appleton North High School theater program will present a readers

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Guest Blog: A Teacher’s Thoughts on Evicted

Special thanks to Katie Chicquette Adams, a public school teacher, for this guest blog post. I’ve worked downtown at Appleton’s alternative high school program as its Language Arts teacher for ten years. Students at risk of not graduating, of losing housing, health, or safety, of

Fox Cities Reads 2019 Events

The Fox Cities Book Festival hosts two annual programs: a spring program, Fox Cities Reads, and a week-long festival in the fall. The Fox Cities Reads program, in its twelfth year, is a one-book, one-community initiative to promote civic engagement and public deliberation on matters

Fox Cities Reads 2019 Partners

Fox Cities Reads 2019 examines local and state-wide homelessness through Matthew Desmond’s 2016 New York Time’s Best Seller, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In tandem with events and readings throughout the Fox Cities this spring, the festival has partnered with several agencies