April 17-19 – The Fox Cities Book Festival. Includes book readings and lectures from popular writers, including English Professor David McGlynn Saturday at 11:15 a.m. and Lawrence alum Dwight Allen at 1:45 p.m., both at the Appleton Public Library.April 18 – The Wildwood Film Festival at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fox Cities PAC. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Wisconsin,” so all the short films in the series have ties to the state.
April 21 – “The Story of Stuff” with Annie Leonard. 6:15 p.m. at the chapel. Leonard talks America’s consumerist society, the topic of this documentary.
April 22 – Science Hall Colloquium: “Climate Feedbacks and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Northern Peatlands, Meltdown of the Great White North,” Science Hall 102. It’s at 4:30 p.m.