Fox Cities Book Festival

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm


Schedule of Events:

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Reading with David McGlynn

David McGlynn

Fatherhood caught David McGlynn by surprise. His sons arrived in quick succession―the first when the author was a dirt-poor student and the second not long after he’d moved his family across the country to start a new job in bucolic Wisconsin. As a result, McGlynn found himself colliding with fatherhood, at once scared to death and utterly thrilled. Just like many new fathers, he hopes he’s doing the right thing―but he’s never quite sure.

One Day You’ll Thank Me translates the small, often hilarious moments common among parents of young children, especially dads, into “life lessons” about fatherhood. Comprised of interconnected chapters―many of which have appeared in such prominent publications as The New York Times, Men’s Health, Parents, Real Simple, and O, The Oprah Magazine―the stories invoke a sense of humor and honesty that expand our understanding of what it means to be an American dad.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Can There Be a Biography of a Lake? If So, How Would You Write One?

Michael Hittle

The presentation on An Accidental Jewel will establish some criteria for a good biography and then assess how well suited the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is for a full-dress biographical treatment.  Topics to be discussed include what questions to ask when doing research, what kinds of sources are available to document a lake’s history; how to deal with legend and lore (we all know how anglers’ memories work!); and what enables the historian to discern and develop a narrative thread.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Enjoy Your Ride

Tasha Schuh

The race of life can often be riddled with obstacles, challenges and difficulties.  Tasha knows this firsthand. The experience she shares in this message will encourage you to keep pressing forward, to cross the finish line with each one of your goals, and to have hope for the future.  Now is the time to do an assessment of your own ride, recognize that you can live life to the fullest, and determine to overcome any circumstance or difficulty that you may meet along your race of life.