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Festival Kick Off Event: Carmen Maria Machado

Warch Campus Center, Lawrence University 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, WI

"Machado reveals just how original, subversive, proud and joyful it can be to write from deep in the gut, even-especially-if the gut has been bruised."-L.A. Times

Beginning to Bookstands: How to Write a Novel

Kaukauna Public Library 207 Thilmany Rd. Ste 200, Kaukauna, WI

You don't have to be perfect to be amazing, and there is a formula for being a successful writer that anyone can follow.

Making the Most of Local Writing Groups

Kaukauna Public Library 207 Thilmany Rd. Ste 200, Kaukauna, WI

Members of a local writers' group speak about their emerging careers as authors and how participating in a writing community has helped them navigate the rough waters of early authorhood. Hear about their challenges and successes and what local authors and artists can do

An Evening Honoring Ellen Kort

River Tyme Bistro 425 W Water Street, Appleton, WI

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Fox Cities Book Festival with an evening of poetry honoring the first Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Festival founder, Ellen Kort. The event will include: Free passed appetizers & desserts plus a cash bar. A poetry program from 7:00

Modern Jungles: Navigating Cultural Extremes

James J. Siebers Memorial Library 515 W. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, WI

Engage in a candid conversation with author and professor Pao Lor about navigating humanity, time, cultures, dreams, hopes, compassion, perseverance, and generosity.

Reading from Root Magic and Q&A with Eden Royce

Online: Zoom Event with Registration and Facebook Live Streaming Online

Eden Royce reads from her debut novel, Root Magic, a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree and Nebula Award Finalist for outstanding children’s literature. After you can ask her (almost) anything.

Virtual Panel: A Guide to Getting Published

Online: Zoom Event with Registration and Facebook Live Streaming Online

Join us for this virtual event! How does a book go from a draft to the volume you check out from the library? Join our panel of experts, author Richard Thomas, agent Alec Shane, and editor, Kelly Lonesome to learn about the life cycle

How a Bit Was Flipped: My Journey from Tech Exec to Novelist

Stone Arch Brewpub 1004 S Olde Oneida Street, Appleton, WI

Appleton native Mike Trigg moved to Silicon Valley in the late 90s to pursue a career in technology start-ups. After more than two decades in the tech industry, he pivoted careers and became a full-time author.

Switchboard Soldiers: A Novel of WWI by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

Jennifer Chiaverini presents Switchboard Soldiers, a novel of the heroic women who served in the US Army Signal Corps in World War One. Join us for an author reading, audience Q&A, and book signing.

Local Author Fair

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

Visit the authors listed below during the Fox Cities Book Festival's  Local Author Fair! Adrian Martin Barbara Wulf Cailyn Lloyd Chia Gounza Vang David Cruickshank Diane Dahl J.B. Sensenbrenner Jill Dobbe Jill Sisson Quinn Julia Flaherty Julie Genisot Kirsten Hopfensperger Leah Dobrinska Michelle Marez

An Afternoon with Andrew Graff

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

Join Wisconsin author Andrew Graff for a discussion, reading, and Q&A about his newest book, >Raft of Stars.

Q&A with Molly Muldoon

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

Join artist and writer Molly Muldoon for a Question and Answer event!

Graphic Memoir, Gender, and Finding Oneself Through Others

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

My plan was simple: talk to people about gender. A nice little summer project. How little I knew! I never could have imagined what the project would turn into.

A Reading with Lan Samantha Chang

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

Join us for a reading with Lan Samantha Chang, author of, The Family Chao.

Wonder, Empathy, and Our Future

The Brigade 109 W. Columbian Avenue, Neenah, WI

As pandemics, social media, inequality, and violence distance us from each other, how do we make sense of our lives and love despite it all?

Virtual Event with Mike Brooks

Online: Zoom Event with Registration and Facebook Live Streaming Online

Author Mike Brooks will be joining us virtually from England for a fantastic event! Mike Brooks is the author of, The God-King Chronicles epic fantasy series of, The Black Coast,The Splinter King, and The Godbreaker; the Keiko series of grimy space-opera novels, Dark Run,

Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma

Online: Zoom Event with Registration and Facebook Live Streaming Online

Join us for a virtual event with author, Preeti Chhibber to hear about her super new book, Spider-Man's Social Dilemma! Register for the Zoom event HERE or tune into the Fox Cities Book Festival’s Facebook page to watch the live virtual event.  You can also

The Making of a Picture Book

Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 1st St., Menasha, WI

Learn about the process of creating and publishing a picture book with authors, Linda Vander Heyden and Cynthia Schumerth who will share valuable insight from their own experiences.

Virtual Event: History in Hiding with Ruta Sepetys

Online: Zoom Event with Registration and Facebook Live Streaming Online

History in Hiding: A Discussion of Historical Fiction with Ruta Sepetys. #1 New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys discusses her latest novel, I Must Betray You, which is set in Romania in 1989.