OCTOBER 20-23, 2016

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

8/2

Going for Wisconsin Gold - Jessie Garcia - <span class="date-display-single">08/02/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Going for Wisconsin Gold

Jessie Garcia

7:00 PM - Jesse Garcia and Wisconsin Olympians discuss the lives of athletes and their quest for gold!

Going for Wisconsin Gold

Jessie Garcia

9/19

The Assassination Complex - Jeremy Scahill - <span class="date-display-single">09/19/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Assassination Complex

Jeremy Scahill

7:00 PM - Scahill exposes stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy

The Assassination Complex

Jeremy Scahill

9/23

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Reading

7:00 PM - The Tupelo Press 30/30 Project is a unique poem-a-day project and fundraiser which takes poetry out

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Reading

9/23

Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania - Charles Monroe-Kane - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania

Charles Monroe-Kane

7:00 PM - Monroe-Kane speaks on his memoir that blends engaging charm with unflinching frankness

Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania

Charles Monroe-Kane

9/27

Give Us The Ballot - Ari Berman - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Give Us The Ballot

Ari Berman

7:00 PM - Berman charts the transformation of American democracy under the VRA from 1965 to today

Give Us The Ballot

Ari Berman

10/3

Perfume River - Robert Olen Butler - <span class="date-display-single">10/03/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Perfume River

Robert Olen Butler

7:00 PM - Butler discusses Perfume River, a novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War

Perfume River

Robert Olen Butler

10/4

Prophets of Eternal Fjord - Kim Leine - <span class="date-display-single">10/04/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Kim Leine

7:00 PM - A sweeping tale of a Greenlandic community bereft by colonialism & the one priest who can save them

Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Kim Leine

10/11

Roughneck Grace - Michael Perry - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

Roughneck Grace

Michael Perry

4:00 PM - Perry returns with a new essay collection from his Wisconsin State Journal column “Roughneck Grace”

Roughneck Grace

Michael Perry

11/9

I Must Be Living Twice - Eileen Myles - <span class="date-display-single">11/09/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

I Must Be Living Twice

Eileen Myles

7:00 PM - Eileen Myles discusses her 1994 novel and latest book of poetry

I Must Be Living Twice

Eileen Myles

Previous 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

1/13

The Drifter - Nicholas Petrie - <span class="date-display-single">01/13/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Drifter

Nicholas Petrie

7:00 PM - A stunning exploration of the lives of returning veterans cloaked in a riveting thriller.

The Drifter

Nicholas Petrie

2/19

People Get Ready - John Nichols - <span class="date-display-single">02/19/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

People Get Ready

John Nichols, Robert McChesney

7:00 PM - Join Bob McChasney & John Nichols for a publication celebration of their newest book.

People Get Ready

John Nichols, Robert McChesney

2/26

Why The Right Went Wrong  - EJ Dionne - <span class="date-display-single">02/26/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Why The Right Went Wrong

EJ Dionne

7:00 PM - Dionne explains the unrest and discontent on the Right and the Republican Party’s bitter civil war

Why The Right Went Wrong

EJ Dionne

3/3

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry - Bruce Andrews - <span class="date-display-single">03/03/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry

Bruce Andrews

7:00 PM - Experimental poetry never limited by disciplinary boundaries.

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry

Bruce Andrews

3/17

Circling the Sun - Paula McLain - <span class="date-display-single">03/17/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Circling the Sun

Paula McLain

7:00 PM - The acclaimed author of The Paris Wife, returns with her highly anticipated historical novel.

Circling the Sun

Paula McLain

3/21

Two If By Sea - Jacquelyn Mitchard - <span class="date-display-single">03/21/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Two If By Sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard

7:00 PM - Mitchard's new novel about the best and worst in people and even heroism in ordinary life.

Two If By Sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard

4/12

Summerlost - Ally Condie - <span class="date-display-single">04/12/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Summerlost

Ally Condie

7:00 PM - Ally Condie, author of the MATCHED series, joins us for her middle-grade debut!

Summerlost

Ally Condie

4/13

H Is For Hawk & Shaler's Fish - Helen MacDonald - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

H Is For Hawk & Shaler's Fish

Helen MacDonald

7:00 PM - Celebrate the paperback release of her sensational memoir and her marvelous debut poetry collection.

H Is For Hawk & Shaler's Fish

Helen MacDonald

4/16

A Voice From The Field - Neal Griffin - <span class="date-display-single">04/16/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

A Voice From The Field

Neal Griffin

7:00 PM - The second novel by acclaimed author Neal Griffin, a twenty-five year veteran of law enforcement

A Voice From The Field

Neal Griffin

4/28

Humanities Without Boundaries - Agnès B. - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Humanities Without Boundaries

Agnès B.

7:30 PM - An evening with the acclaimed fashion designer and artist

Humanities Without Boundaries

Agnès B.

5/5

The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl - <span class="date-display-single">05/05/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl

7:00 PM - A page-turning journey to the heart of a lost era.

The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl

5/12

Happy Money - Michael Norton - <span class="date-display-single">05/12/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

Happy Money

Michael Norton

4:00 PM - A detailed guide to how you can get more happiness for your money.

Happy Money

Michael Norton

5/16

Born Survivors - Wendy Holden - <span class="date-display-single">05/16/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Born Survivors

Wendy Holden

6:00 PM - Wendy Holden and special guests Dr. Mark Olsky and Larry Koskiek for a reading and discussion!

Born Survivors

Wendy Holden

5/18

Democracy Now! - Amy Goodman - <span class="date-display-single">05/18/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

7:30 PM - A celebration of the acclaimed television and radio news program Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

5/19

Rappin' Ricky Block Party at Breese Stevens Bodega - Rodney Lucas - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Rappin' Ricky Block Party at Breese Stevens Bodega

Rodney Lucas

6:00 PM - F. Stokes reads from Rappin' Ricky: Block Party at 6pm in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festiv

Rappin' Ricky Block Party at Breese Stevens Bodega

Rodney Lucas

6/24

Women Street Artists of Latin America - Lauren Gucik &amp; Rachel Cassandra - <span class="date-display-single">06/24/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Women Street Artists of Latin America

Lauren Gucik & Rachel Cassandra

7:00 PM - A discussion on street art and social issues, followed by crafts for all ages.

Women Street Artists of Latin America

Lauren Gucik & Rachel Cassandra

7/20

Summer Library Carnival - Justin Roberts - <span class="date-display-single">07/20/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Summer Library Carnival

Justin Roberts

10:30 AM - Celebrate reading at an event co-sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts & Madison Public Library.

Summer Library Carnival

Justin Roberts


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