For twelve years, the Fox Cities Book Festival has been connecting writers and readers of all ages and interests, and this year the festival will take place over the week of October 7-13. Different this year compared to previous festivals, “Each day, a different Fox Cities community will become the focus of the festival with all, or most of the events taking place in one location,” states their website. This means no competing events and no rushing across the Fox Valley to get to the next event. Instead, festival attendees can sit back and relax without having to worry about too much travel time.

The headliner for this year’s festival is Elizabeth Letts, “the #1 New York Times bestselling author of both historical fiction and non-fiction.” She will be at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel on October 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to discuss writing her newest novel, Finding Dorothy. “This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud,” reads the book’s description. Find out more about Elizabeth Letts and her event at the Fox Cities Book Festival here.

No matter what your favorite genre is or how old you are, Fox Cities Book Festival has something for you. Hone your writing skills at a workshop, enjoy a reading or performance by authors from every genre, get advice on publishing and writing craft, and attend a presentation on a subject you’ve always been curious about. Featuring many family-friendly and kid-focused events, there is something for whole family to enjoy. With unique events like Literary Trivia on October 8 and Short Story Night on October 9, the festival is sure to be a blast.

There are tons of diverse authors and exciting things happening at this year’s festival. It would be impossible to fit all of it in one blog post, so check out the full list of authors and events on the Fox Cities Book Festival website. And don’t forget to sign up for the Fox Cities Book Festival newsletter on the website homepage to get all of the latest festival updates.

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