The festival's current focus is the Fox Cities Reads, a time when everyone in the Fox Valley reads the same book and then has an opportunity to discuss the book and meet the author.
The 2019 Fox Cities Reads selection is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.
The book is available from your public library. It is also available in large print.
The author will visit the Fox Cities this April. He will speak at 6:30pm on April 11, 2019, at Menasha High School and at 10:00am on April 12 at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Both events are free to attend.
The book describes eight families in Milwaukee struggling to stay in their homes. It won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.
Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.