by Audrey Schultz
Ever since I can remember, I have grown up with a love of books and writing, and every year when my birthday comes around, I almost always ask for books.
Last year, I got so much more than that when I learned that UntitledTown 2017 would be happening on my birthday. What could be a better birthday present than a whole weekend of books?
There were many things that made UntitledTown 2017 great. However, my favorite part of the Festival wasn’t one event in particular, but rather the atmosphere and liveliness that UntitledTown brought to Green Bay. I love the city of Green Bay, and it was exciting to see it so alive with a passion for the literary world. As I traveled between events, either by myself or with friends, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of camaraderie with all those who had come out for the Festival that weekend.
Filled with panel discussions, writing craft workshops, author readings and signings, and so much more, it was truly a weekend to remember. And who could forget getting to hear Sherman Alexie and Margaret Atwood speak at the KI Convention Center on Sunday evening? Being able to meet such icons of the writing world in person is a rare treat for anyone.
Long after the weekend was over, my mind buzzed with the joy of the experience.
Now, I wait in anticipation of UntitledTown 2018 as it gets closer and closer with each passing week. Along with incredible writers like R.L. Stine, Roxane Gay, Dan Chaon, and many others, UntitledTown brings a spirit of enthusiasm to Green Bay. Green Bay may be known for its sports fans, but it is events like UntitledTown that show there is more to our city than just football. We are lovers of books, the arts, and the craft of writing, and the growing support and even larger UntitledTown Festival this year is evidence of just how much appreciation we have for the literary world.
Whether you’re a Green Bay native or from out-of-town, UntitledTown has something for everyone. So plan your visit for this weekend, and come out to experience the atmosphere of camaraderie, appreciation, and excitement that UntitledTown brings to the city.
Trust me, you’ll be glad you came.