A tip of the hat and a deep bow of thanks to all who have helped celebrate the power of books, the value and richness of reading, and the joyous importance of a community book festival. There is an interconnectedness that is evident in our communities when we come together to nurture and support one another in as many ways as possible.
Building a Fox Cities Book Festival was a steadfast dream of mine as Wisconsin’s first poet Laureate. Many came forward to help make it happen. The first Fox Cities Book Festival grew from a seed deeply rooted in the knowledge that the art of reading and writing, no matter who we are, has a way of becoming one of life’s greatest strengths. We continue to embrace our initial goal of welcoming a diverse mix of national-known, and state-and-regional-authors, and to continue to foster a love of reading. The joyous passion for books and the written word is alive and well in the Fox Cities. Mark the date! Come and join us!
Ellen Kort (1936-2015)
The mission of the Fox Cities Book Festival is to connect writers with their readers and readers with those who write the books they read.
Held in a variety of venues throughout the Fox Cities communities and coinciding with National Library Week and National Poetry Month, the Festival brings noted national, state and local authors to share their works through readings, panels, workshops, school programs and conversations, raising their appreciation for one another and the pure joy of reading.