UntitledTown Book and Author Festival is halfway to its fundraising goal, and along the way, acclaimed authors are offering rewards for lucky donors. To reach the $3,000 mark, CAHSS dean and award-winning writer Chuck Rybak offered to write a poem inspired by donors’ topics: chicken fingers, the anthropocene, and the band Neutral Milk Hotel. The result is posted on the UntitledTown Facebook page.
Other writers are “spilling the tea”—revealing writerly secrets.To attract 15 new donors, Wisconsin Strange author BJ Hollars spilled the tea about the secret reason William Faulkner wrote in the 1940s. Other revelations to come— in exchange for donations—include bestselling novelist Jamie Ford spilling the tea on his quirky writing process, and Star Wars comics writer Mike Moreci revealing how to get a job like his.
-On Saturday, all donors will be entered into a drawing to win limited-edition giclee prints by beloved children’s author Rosemary Wells. creator of Max & Ruby.
-On Sunday, award-wining writer and UWGB Professor Rebecca Meacham will offer one lucky donor the naming rights to a character in her Wisconsin-set novel about the Peshtigo fire.
-Meacham, who is also UntitledTown board president and organizer of the fundraiser, is thrilled that the call to fund Festival events is generating even more art and conversation. “These are creative, cool incentives to keep Green Bay’s only Book and Author Festival free for all ages,” she says. “And what great show of support for both our city, and our arts, from donors and renowned authors alike.”
The fundraiser ends on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to donate. Follow all the fun on UntitledTown’s Faceook page and donate here.
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