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The public is invited to a  casual Packers Picnic Lunch at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, with University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus William Povletich ’95, author of the new book “Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition” from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

The event, hosted by the UW Oshkosh Alumni Association in partnership with the Winnebago County Literacy Council, costs $30, which includes a picnic-style lunch and a signed copy of the book. Povletich will give a short talk and a reading.

A Wisconsin native, Povletich graduated from UWO in 1995 with a radio-TV-film major and received the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2003. He is the author of “Some Like It Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin’ Safari” (Clerisy Press, 2010), “Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak” (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2009) and “Green Bay Packers: Legends in Green and Gold” (Arcadia Publishing, 2005).

An Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose works have received both international acclaim and audience success, Povletich recently produced “Police Women of Broward County” for TLC, “Beach Patrol” for Court TV, and “A Braves New World” for Milwaukee Public Television.

Reservations are required, as seating for the picnic event at Pollock Alumni House, 765 Algoma Blvd., is limited.

Please RSVP by July 13 to, (877) 896-2586 or (920) 424-3449. Send check for $30 payable to Winnebago County Literacy Council to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Alumni Relations Office, Pollock Alumni House, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901.

To just purchase the book or for each additional signed copy of “Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs and Tradition,” add $26.95.

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