Award winning authors to headline the first UntitledTown Book Festival
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Some award winning authors are coming to Green Bay for the very first UntitledTown Book and Author Festival. They'll join more than 80 authors and presenters for the three day event happening April 28th - 30th. Brian Simons, Executive Director of the Brown County Library and Untitledtown board member Wendy Wimmer Schuchart joined us on Good Day Wisconsin with all the details.
Over the course of three days, festival attendees will be able to choose from a long list of readings, discussions, panels, workshops, and other events of interest to writers and to readers held at venues in Downtown Green Bay. The vast majority of these events will be free and open to the public.
Featured authors Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie will cap off the weekend Sunday at the KI Convention Center.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her latest book of short stories is Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Her MaddAddam trilogy – the Giller and Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013) – is currently being adapted for HBO. Her novels include The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; and The Handmaid’s Tale – coming soon as a TV series with MGM and Hulu .
Alexie has published 25 books including his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr, and young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer.