Fox Cities Book Festival

9:00 AM -10:00 AM

STORYTIME WITH MIRANDA PAUL

Picture Books, Family-FriendlyPerformance

Join picture book author Miranda Paul for a fun storytime!

10:30 AM -11:30 AM

POETRY READING BY GAOCHI VANG

Poetry Reading

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.

12:00 PM -1:00 PM

THE STORY OF FOOTBALL INNOVATOR GUS DORAIS

Sports, Non-Fiction

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.

1:30 PM -2:30 PM

COMING OF AGE STORIES

Fiction

"Are they really the happiest days of our lives?" What you need to know about coming-of-age stories.

3:00 PM -4:00 PM

THINGS THAT GO BUMP WHEN YOU WRITE

Folklore, Non-Fiction

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.

4:30 PM -5:30 PM

CHLOE ELLEFSON HISTORIC SITES MYSTERIES

Mystery, Fiction

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.

6:30 PM -7:30 PM

DON’T MAKE ME PULL OVER! THE HISTORY OF FAMILY ROAD TRIPS

Non-Fiction

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?