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Fox Cities Book Festival: 1000 Miles in 100 Minutes with Steven Faulkner

Join Steven Faulkner, author of Waterwalk: A Passage of Ghosts, which recounts Faulkner’s journey to retrace the historic 1673 route of French explorers, Marquette and Joliet, from the Lake Michigan shore, through the Fox-Wisconsin corridor to the Mississippi River.

Wednesday, April 11
12:40pm – University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh*
6:30pm – Paper Discovery Center, Appleton*

Thursday, April 12
Noon – Heritage Hill State Historic Park, Green Bay*
7pm – Bayshore Books, Oconto

Friday, April 13
Noon – Rendezvous Paddle & Sports, Montello
5pm – Indian Agency House, Portage*

Saturday, April 14
2pm – Tripp Memorial Museum, Prairie du Sac*

*Official Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway Heritage Site or partner organization

Come and listen to Faulkner describe his two-month journey to paddle the historic route of Marquette and Joliet with photographs, brief readings and video clips.

Author Biography
Steven Faulkner teaches Creative Writing at Longwood University, a beautiful school in the forested hills of southern Virginia. He has published essays in DoubleTake, Wisconsin Trails magazine, Southern Humanities Review, Dos Passos Review and other journals. He was, for many years, a truck driver, roofer, grave vault maker, newspaper and doughnut delivery driver and for fourteen years, a carpenter. He returned to college, working nights to support his wife and seven children and acquired the necessary degrees from the University of Kansas. He has been married to his wife, Joy, for thirty-four years.

The 5th Annual Fox Cities Book Festival runs from April 11-18, 2012 and connects writers and readers to raise appreciation for one another and the pure joy of reading. Held in a variety of venues throughout the Fox Cities and coinciding with National Library Week and National Poetry Month, the Festival brings noted national, state and local authors to share their works through readings, panels, workshops, school programs and conversations.

A movie was recently made, based on Faulkner’s book. Waterwalk, the Movie is an independent film shot in Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri, in the summer of 2011. Waterwalk will open in more than 200 theaters across the Midwest.

A special screening will take place April 30 at Marcus Appleton East Cinema. The movie will start its regular run beginning May 4 at the same theater. Other special events are being planned around the movie’s opening, including a Milwaukee premiere on May 1. More information is available on Waterwalk’s website.

Read a recent article about Faulkner’s book and the movie in the Appleton Post-Crescent.

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