This year's Fox Cities Book Festival is completely online.
The festival kicks off with 2020 NEW Big Read: Fox Cities Reads author -- Kao Kalia Yang -- postponed from April. Ms. Yang’s The Latehomecomer was the perfect book for us to read as a communtiy altogether. She is also the author of The Song Poet and the children’s picture book A Map into the World. Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American. Her story is a moving and inspirational tale. Find links to interviews and more.
The festival website has event updates, festival author information, news, schedule updates, and much more. The website also has the links required to join the events on your device or smartphone. And it explains how to donate to the festival.
Saturday, October 17
9:00 Picture Book Panel with Jill Esbaum (We Love Babies), Lori Degman (Travel Guide for Monsters), and Baptiste Paul (The Field)
10:15 Michael Zapata (about small press) — The Lost Book of Adana Moreau (fiction)
11:30 Teen Fiction Panel with Lori M. Lee (Forest of Souls), Nicole Kronzer (Unscripted), Justina Ireland (Deathless Divide), and Kalynn Bayron (Cinderella is Dead)
1:00 Matt Forbeck — Minecraft Dungeons: The Rise of the Arch-Illager and Shotguns & Sorcery: The Roleplaying Game
2:00 Poetry Event with Ruth Awad (Set to Music a Wildfire), Abaymoi Animashaun (Sailing for Ithaca), Matthew Graham (The Geography of Home), Leota Ester (Crossing: A Caregiver's Journey), and Cathryn Cofell (Stick Figure with Skirt)
2:30 Joy Ribdar — Deep Bitter Roots (mystery)
4:00 Judy DuCharme — Lainey of the Door Islands (fiction)
5:15 Cadwell Turnbull — The Lesson (science fiction)
6:15 Stephen Graham Jones — The Only Good Indians (fiction) audiobook
7:30 Jeni McFarland — The House of Deep Water (fiction)