Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Q & A with Fox Cities Book Festival Organizers
Burning Questions: Fox Cities Book Festival organizers. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 3/30/2011)
Excerpt: Why a Fox Cities Book Festival?
Kenney: I think that one of the common threads that we've seen throughout the creation of the book festival was the seed planted by Wisconsin's first Poet Laureate, Ellen Kort. She had this idea that it would be great to foster discussion and a joy of reading, and she was trying to think of ways that it might be best communicated… She gathered with many key players in the Fox Valley… and said, 'What do you think?' It was a process of a couple of years to incubate the idea and then four years ago it was launched.