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Lawrence University will host visits by two authors this week as part of the 5th annual Fox Cities Book Festival, which begins today and runs through April 18.

Author Adam Davis will lead a reading and discussion of “The Civically Engaged Reader” and his latest book “Taking Action” Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema.

Author Thomas Lynch conducts a reading Thursday April 12 at 7 p.m. in Esch Hurvis Room in the Warch Campus Center.

Three other book festival events at Lawrence include:

• A “Tunes and Tales” benefit concert, featuring Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, with special guest Ellen Kort and the poetry, rhythm and blues of Obvious Dog and Cathryn Cofell, will be performed Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center.

• The 2nd annual Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop and Benefit Sale will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center. The workshop will feature print sales and subscriptions available for purchase, printing and paper making demonstrations, on-going workshops, a visual presentation of participating artists, and other printed ephemera.

• National Geographic photographer James Balog presents “The Extreme Ice Survey” Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center’s Somerset Room.