Many thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Fox Cities Reads such a wonderful success, including the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, the Fox Cities Book Festival, the Menasha Joint School District, the Kaukauna Area School District, the Appleton Area School District, the Appleton Education Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley, the History Museum at the Castle, and, of course, Sharon M. Draper! Sharon spoke to more than 5000 people over the course of her two days in the Fox Cities, making it the best-attended Fox Cities Reads in our 11 year history. If you are still looking for ways to participate, stop by your local library for a copy of the book and attend one of the remaining discussions: http://www.foxcitiesreads.org/events.
David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy, did a wonderful job during his visit to the Fox Cities, April 18-19, 2016 as Fox Cities Reads highlighted addiction and its impact on families and community.
We've been hearing positive feedback regarding his presentations and the topic for this year's Reads. If you would like to share your thoughts, please visit the About Us page and send an email to one of the Reads co-chairs. We'd love to hear how this year's Reads impacted you.
Also, if you have ideas for next year's Reads, please offer them in an email, as well.
Thanks for participating this year! We are grateful to everyone who read this year's book and the discussions taking place in our communities. That's what the Reads is all about!
Our 2016 Fox Cities Reads author, David Sheff, has safely arrived and started his Reads presentations this noon at UW-Fox Valley. If you missed his talk, you can still see him tonight at 6:30PM at Little Chute High School or tomorrow morning at the Appleton and Menasha Public Libraries.
Our 2016 Fox Cities Reads author, David Sheff, arrives next week to share his story with our communities. Mark your calendars and Book Festival schedules, and be sure to attend at least one of his presentations! Here are the dates, times, and venues.
- Monday, April 18, 12:00PM at UW-Fox Valley, Perry Hall
This event will also be available online at https://livestream.com/uwfox/events/4841675
- Monday, April 18, 6:30PM at Little Chute High School
- Tuesday, April 19, 10:00AM at Appleton Public Library
- Tuesday, April 19, 1:00PM at Menasha Public Library
Check our Events page for more details and program descriptions.
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30PM
Kimberly Public Library
Inspired by the 2016 Fox CitiesReads book, Beautiful Boy, hear from community members about addiction and drug use in our area, how to prevent use, and resources for treatment. Participants include Jesse Heffernan of Helios Addiction Recovery Services and Fox Valley Metro Chief of Police Erik Misselt. This event is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, April 9th, Wisconsin United We CAN, a non-profit organization focused on bringing the voice of the family to addiction and recovery, is partnering with Fox Valley Reads and the Menasha Library to help area families take steps to change their journey through understanding and education. Topic-specific discussions will be presented by area experts followed by a question and answer session. Resource tables will provide information on their services throughout the day.
Learn more at http://www.foxcitiesreads.org/content/steps-change and register today.