Fox Cities Book Festival: Connecting Writers & Readers

Wisconsin Wednesday – Women in Writing: Part I

The Fox Cities Book Festival highlights writers with ties to Wisconsin and the Fox Cities, and celebrates the diversity of their genres, backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles. On this Wisconsin Wednesday, we celebrate the work of five women – all who have made a significant contribution

Festival Friday: The Art of Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell – whether it be of another’s life experiences, of their own history, or of a creation from the fiction they carry within themselves. The Fox Cities Book Festival provides a platform to the storytellers of today, and showcases their

Wisconsin Wednesdays: A Deep Dive into the Culture and History of Wisconsin

The Fox Cities Book Festival started the Wisconsin Wednesday series on its social media feeds in late 2018, with the intention of celebrating authors with ties to Wisconsin throughout the year. The festival has featured local-born and bred talent – past and present – such

Festival Fridays – Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th - the infamous date that comes but three times a year and accelerates the pulse of many a book-lover’s psyche. Add to it a full harvest moon, and the iconic, macabre day is primed to inspire the horror-flic loving teen, the thrill-seeking

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

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

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