Spring is arriving, and that means Green Bay’s annual UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, now in its third year, is just around the corner. Sporting 100+ free literary events in downtown Green Bay, including readings, discussions, panels, workshops, and other events of interest to writers and readers, UntitledTown celebrates “all aspects of book culture.” With events for people of all ages, interests, and walks of life, the festival truly has something for everyone. This year, UntitledTown will be held April 25-28.

As part of the festival, Jill Swenson will moderate a discussion on parenting memoirs featuring authors Laura Jean Baker, author of The Motherhood Affadavits, and David McGlynn, author of One Day You’ll Thank Me. It will be held on April 26 from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Brown County Library’s Central Branch. See the event listing for more details.

UntitledTown has a history of bringing in big-name authors like Margaret Atwood and R.L. Stine, and this year will be no different. The author lineup includes headliners Susan Orlean, Nickolas Butler, Rebecca Makkai, Walter Mosley, Joelle Charbonneau, Andrea Gibson, Jamie Ford, Michael Moreci, William Kent Krueger, Miranda Paul, Michael Perry and Long Beds, and Baptiste Paul. All headliner events, with the exception of the Michael Perry fundraising event, are free with general access admission tickets, but with a $30 donation, festival-goers can get priority access to the author signing line and closer seating. Getting to see your favorite authors up close is one of the best opportunities UntitledTown has to offer. Make sure to claim your tickets before seats run out!

Of course, UntitledTown is much more than just its headliner events. Workshops of varying subjects and genres can help writers hone their skills. Curious about the publishing world? Need tips about marketing your book or yourself as an author? Interested in writing about a specific topic? Attend one of UntitledTown’s many craft talks and panels to answer all your questions about the world of writing.

If you’re not a writer, UntitledTown has something for you, too! Attend presentations, readings, and discussions by your favorite authors, or check out an author or topic you’ve never read before. With events of all types, subjects, and genres, the possibilities are endless. And bring along the whole family, because UntitledTown offers workshops, readings, and interactive events for all ages. UntitledTown recognizes that there is no age limit on a love of reading and writing.

Whether you’re a writer or a reader, UntitledTown has something for you and the whole family. Visit UntitledTown’s website to see the complete interactive schedule, and make sure to check out all of the cool festival merchandise they have available for purchase!

See you there!


[photos courtesy of UntitledTown. Used with permission.]

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