Authors

"Godspeed" with Nickolas Butler

Where
Fine Arts Center

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes internationally known, bestselling author - and one of Wisconsin's own - Nickolas Butler to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids!

Butler will join us to read from his most recent, riveting novel "Godspeed," about three construction workers who get entangled in a dangerous plan to finish a project against an impossible deadline. Butler is the author of four novels and one collection of short stories, he's received many awards at home and abroad, starting with his debut novel "Shotgun Lovesongs."

Write Night

Where
McCourt Room

This is an ongoing writing group that is dedicated to encouraging exploration and refinement of writing craft. We will read each other’s work, provide feedback, and talk all things literary. Please bring a laptop, or paper and a writing instrument. 

All adults welcome. More information regarding our process and google docs will be provided at our monthly meeting. (We use google docs to collaborate month-to-month: reading works before meetings allows us to spend more time critiquing.) 

Cranberry Farm Life with Jennifer Brockman

Where
All-Purpose Room

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes writer, blogger and vlogger Jennifer Brockman to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids!

Brockman, who lives in central Wisconsin with her family, is a cranberry farmer and runs a successful YouTube channel covering farm life, homeschooling, raising awareness of Down Syndrome, sharing recipes and more! She'll share her experiences starting and maintaining the YouTube channel, and how it turned into authoring her own cookbook, "Recipes from a Country Life."

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back with Beth Amos

Where
Fine Arts Center

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes author Beth Amos to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids to discuss her 30-year writing career!

Amos, currently writing as Annelise Ryan, is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 25 novels. Her newest project is the Monster Hunter Mysteries, featuring a Door County bookstore owner and cryptozoologist, Morgan Carter. The first in the series, A Death in Door County, will be published in September.