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.
This program takes the audience on a grisly journey to some of the most gruesomes haunting in the Midwest. Filled with tragic murders, bizarre suicides, serial killers, untimely deaths, and fatal accidents, this presentation is certainly not for the faint of heart.
Join author Lesley Kagen as she entertains with a presentation interspersed with funny and touching stories, and questions from the audience that can lead who knows where!
Parenthood, writing and the art of staying sane while doing both.
This presentation offers both a crash course in comics writing, while also addressing how the medium has made Benjamin Percy a better novelist, screenwriter, essayist and short story writer.
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.
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.
Learn about the unsolved crime that brought the police, FBI, governor and attorney general Robert Kennedy to realize that the Mafia was a significant problem in Wisconsin.
Laura Kuehl will present on the theme her book, You’ll Always Be Enough, addresses. Kuehl, who’s overcome numerous struggles, will inspire through her own story of personal growth and self-acceptance.
This craft talk will delve into the process of writing a fantasy novel—ideally one that readers can’t put down!
“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” Earl Nightingale
A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during World War II.
Polish your work and avoid editor pet peeves. Tips and tricks for submitting your work so that it gets noticed (in a good way).
Are you concerned about what your sister or, heaven forbid, your mother, would think about your memoir? Fictionalize it and sleep easy. Here’s how.
Appleton author Amanda Lauer presents her Heaven Intended series and how her first novel garnered a movie contract and what it takes to bring a book to the big screen.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
It's a grim world out there. Perhaps you need a nice, wholesome cozy murder mystery to lift your spirits. Modern life can be poisonous. Spend an hour with Kathy and her amateur sleuth, Rhiannon Nolan.
Join author Linda Vander Heyden and Kaukauna storytime staff for a special Fox Cities Book Festival storytime!
Walk with Judy and Packer greats down the road of adventure, honor, and faith. Win or lose, enjoy the glory of a life of excellence. And learn to shout within.
Corruption in the courts, the Ku Klux Klan roaming the streets, and the highest homicide rate in America. This was Madison in the 1920s.
Join local historian, Carol Mainville Van Boxtel, as she takes you on a bus tour of historic Kaukauna. Registration is required for this event and begins on October 1st; please register by calling the Kaukauna Public Library at (920) 766-6340.
When asked to write the history of Kaukauna Utilities, routine research left puzzle pieces missing for local historian Carol Mainville Van Boxtel. Discovering “how” and “why” helped her to uncover the missing puzzle pieces.
The best marketing strategies for 2018. This marketing gig changes weekly it seems, but learn how to stay on top of it continually and adjust to the market.
Interested in learning about how a picture book is illustrated? Join me for this interactive session that is enlightening and will also get you actively involved in creating.
A panel discussion with horror writers Kat Köhler, James Lowder, Sarah Read, Richard Thomas, and Chris Welch
Join picture book author Miranda Paul for a fun storytime!
Poetry reading from Gaochi Vang's collection,Building Walls to Break Down composed of poems that embody topics surrounding mental health, identity collision, self-love, and self-acceptance.
Charles "Gus" Dorais was Wisconsin's first star high school quarterback. After leading Chippewa Falls High School to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Championship in 1909, he went onto a storied collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame, where he revolutionized the game with his good friend, roommate and receiver, Knute Rockne.
"Are they really the happiest days of our lives?" What you need to know about coming-of-age stories.
Part memoir and part journalism, Midwestern Strange offers a fascinating, funny, and quirky account of flyover folklore. By confronting monsters, Martians, and a cabinet of curiosities worth of strange phenomena, Hollars challenges readers to look beyond their presumptions and acknowledge that just because something is weird doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
This lively, richly illustrated program takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the real-life experiences and historic places that inspired the ten books in Kathleen’s award-winning Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson series.
Fake wood-paneled station wagons. 8-Track tape decks. Noogies delivered by older siblings. Those great family road trips we took way back when were the BEST. But how did the Great American Road Trip experience come to be?
In his book "Murder and Mayhem: Fox Cities", Gavin reveals the Valley's history of murderous fiends, small town brothels, and other unsavory morsels.
Characters are the beating heart of a story. Learn how to add character development through dialogue, action, and description so that your characters jump right off the page and pull your readers into the story.