OCTOBER 22-25, 2015

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

9/2

Salena Godden Poetry & Memoir -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/02/2015 - 4:15pm</span>

Salena Godden Poetry & Memoir

4:15 PM -

Salena Godden Poetry & Memoir

9/11

Barbara the Slut and Other People - Lauren Holmes - <span class="date-display-single">09/11/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Barbara the Slut and Other People

Lauren Holmes

7:00 PM - Holmes tackles eros and intimacy with a genius for revealing our most vulnerable, spirited selves.

Barbara the Slut and Other People

Lauren Holmes

9/24

Fall Barn Soiree with Nickolas Butler - Nickolas Butler - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Fall Barn Soiree with Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler

5:30 PM - A spectacular evening out with author Nickolas Butler and his unforgettable novel Shotgun Lovesongs.

Fall Barn Soiree with Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler

9/27

Self-Publishing Basics Workshop -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2015 - 2:00pm</span>

Self-Publishing Basics Workshop

2:00 PM - Learn the basics of self-publishing – from creation to distribution of your work.

Self-Publishing Basics Workshop

10/3

Read Local! Indie Author Showcase -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/03/2015 - 9:00am</span>

Read Local! Indie Author Showcase

9:00 AM - Meet and hear local authors in this one day indie author festival.

Read Local! Indie Author Showcase

10/9

Pinney Mini Book Festival -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/09/2015 - 6:00pm</span>

Pinney Mini Book Festival

6:00 PM - Meet and hear local authors in this three day mini festival.

Pinney Mini Book Festival

10/14

Kitchens of the Great Midwest - J. Ryan Stradal - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2015 - 6:30pm</span>

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

6:30 PM - An incredible tale of how the food we eat and the people we meet shape the world around us.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

10/20

2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture - Yuyi Morales - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Yuyi Morales

7:30 PM - Children's book illustrator, Yuyi Morales, will be presenting the 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture.

2015 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Yuyi Morales

10/22

Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices in Hip Hop Today - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 3:30pm</span>

Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices in Hip Hop Today

First Wave, J. Ivy, Baba Israel, Frank Waln

3:30 PM - A panel discussion featuring Frank Waln, Telmary Diaz, J. Ivy, and Baba Israel

Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices in Hip Hop Today

First Wave, J. Ivy, Baba Israel, Frank Waln

10/22

Mayakovsky's Revolver - Matthew Dickman - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 4:00pm</span>

Mayakovsky's Revolver

Matthew Dickman

4:00 PM - A dazzling, award-winning young poet paints life as a celebration in the dark.

Mayakovsky's Revolver

Matthew Dickman

10/22

What We're Writing Now - Richard Keller - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

What We're Writing Now

Richard Keller, Caroline Levine, Scott Straus

5:30 PM - UW faculty of various fields convene to talk about their recent, field-shaping publications.

What We're Writing Now

Richard Keller, Caroline Levine, Scott Straus

10/22

The Cherry Harvest - Lucy Sanna - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

The Cherry Harvest

Lucy Sanna

5:30 PM - During WWII, an American family begins to fall apart when they take on German POWs for labor.

The Cherry Harvest

Lucy Sanna

10/22

Failure: Why Science Is So Successful - Stuart Firestein - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 6:00pm</span>

Failure: Why Science Is So Successful

Stuart Firestein

6:00 PM - Failure shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with errors - and that is a good thing.

Failure: Why Science Is So Successful

Stuart Firestein

10/22

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase

First Wave

7:00 PM - Come hear visiting youth poetry slam champions and hip hop artists from cities across the Midwest.

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase

First Wave

10/22

Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen - Lisa Kivirist &amp; John D. Ivanko - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

Lisa Kivirist & John D. Ivanko

7:00 PM - Homemade for Sale provides a clear roadmap to go from idea and recipe to final product.

Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

Lisa Kivirist & John D. Ivanko

10/22

The Big Burn - Timothy Egan - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

The Big Burn

Timothy Egan

7:00 PM - Egan pairs the stories of the 1910 forest fire and President Roosevelt’s push for conservation.

The Big Burn

Timothy Egan

10/22

Fortune Smiles - Adam Johnson - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

Fortune Smiles

Adam Johnson

7:30 PM - This surreal and darkly comic collection of stories gives voice to perspectives we don’t often hear.

Fortune Smiles

Adam Johnson

10/23

High School Friday 2015 - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 9:00am</span>

High School Friday 2015

First Wave, David Crabb, Anthony Breznican

9:00 AM - A day of education through meaningful interaction with authors, performers, storytellers, and peers.

High School Friday 2015

First Wave, David Crabb, Anthony Breznican

10/23

Whispers & Shadows - Jerry Apps - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 10:00am</span>

Whispers & Shadows

Jerry Apps

10:00 AM - Jerry Apps reminds us to slow down, turn off technology, and allow our senses to reconnect.

Whispers & Shadows

Jerry Apps

10/23

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club - Eileen Pollack - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 2:30pm</span>

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

Eileen Pollack

2:30 PM - This brazenly honest book shows the struggles female scientists face, and provides hope for change.

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

Eileen Pollack

10/23

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History - Jerry Apps - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 3:30pm</span>

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Jerry Apps

3:30 PM - Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps examines everything

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Jerry Apps

10/23

First Wave Spoken Word Showcase: Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 5:00pm</span>

First Wave Spoken Word Showcase: Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices

First Wave, J. Ivy, Frank Waln, Telmary Diaz, Baba Israel

5:00 PM - First Wave poets put their unique poetic spin on the global languages of hip hop.

First Wave Spoken Word Showcase: Indigenous Traditions, Multilingual Voices

First Wave, J. Ivy, Frank Waln, Telmary Diaz, Baba Israel

10/23

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature - Alva Noë - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Alva Noë

5:30 PM - Alva Noë raises a number of questions about art, its value, and what it reveals about human nature.

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Alva Noë

10/23

Seven Bad Ideas - Jeff Madrick - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Seven Bad Ideas

Jeff Madrick

5:30 PM - Explanations of economic theories-why they’re wrong, the harm they’ve done and how to improve them.

Seven Bad Ideas

Jeff Madrick

10/23

Time Salvager - Wesley Chu - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Time Salvager

Wesley Chu

5:30 PM - Criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero, but humanity must depend on him to delay its demise.

Time Salvager

Wesley Chu

10/23

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2015 - Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, &amp; Letters - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2015

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:30 PM - Readings from this year's poetry and prose Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest.

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2015

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/23

Scrapper - Matt Bell - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Scrapper

Matt Bell

7:00 PM - In the ruins of Detroit Kelly avenges an unsolved kidnapping and is forced to confront his own past.

Scrapper

Matt Bell

10/23

Celebrating Ten Years of OMAI - Baba Israel - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Celebrating Ten Years of OMAI

Baba Israel, First Wave

7:00 PM - A showcase featuring OMAI’s new website and an excerpt of Baba Israel’s “The Spinning Wheel

Celebrating Ten Years of OMAI

Baba Israel, First Wave

10/23

Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (With Recipes!) - Amelia Morris - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (With Recipes!)

Amelia Morris

7:30 PM - Bon Appétempt is a funny and poignant memoir about collapsing cakes and coming of age.

Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (With Recipes!)

Amelia Morris

10/23

Baddawi - Leila Abdelrazaq - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

Baddawi

Leila Abdelrazaq

7:30 PM - A graphic novel exploring the author's father's childhood in the Baddawi refugee camp.

Baddawi

Leila Abdelrazaq

10/23

Bad Kid - David Crabb - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 9:00pm</span>

Bad Kid

David Crabb

9:00 PM - David Crabb memoir tells a resonant story about growing up gay and Goth in San Antonio in the 80s.

Bad Kid

David Crabb

10/24

Friends of the CCBC Book Sale - Friends of the CCBC - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 9:00am</span>

Friends of the CCBC Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

9:00 AM - Tons of exciting, diverse titles will be available for sale.

Friends of the CCBC Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

10/24

Folks, This Ain't Normal - Joel Salatin - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 9:00am</span>

Folks, This Ain't Normal

Joel Salatin

9:00 AM - A farmer’s advice for happier hens, healthier people and a better world.

Folks, This Ain't Normal

Joel Salatin

10/24

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods - Avi Lank - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:00am</span>

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods

Avi Lank, Ron Legro

10:00 AM - The story of a stargazer from Wisconsin's North and the Kovac Planetarium.

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods

Avi Lank, Ron Legro

10/24

This Wonderful Year: The Adventures of Mr. Edward Pamprill - Mark Benno - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:30am</span>

This Wonderful Year: The Adventures of Mr. Edward Pamprill

Mark Benno

10:30 AM - Young Mr. Pamprill is forced to leave behind London and experience the life of the common sailor.

This Wonderful Year: The Adventures of Mr. Edward Pamprill

Mark Benno

10/24

Little Author in the Big Woods - Yona McDonough - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:30am</span>

Little Author in the Big Woods

Yona McDonough

10:30 AM - This biography details Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family.

Little Author in the Big Woods

Yona McDonough

10/24

Local Food Solutions - Ali Berlow - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:30am</span>

Local Food Solutions

Ali Berlow, Alan Guebert & Mary Grace Foxwell

10:30 AM - A discussion of how we can all engage with the food we eat.

Local Food Solutions

Ali Berlow, Alan Guebert & Mary Grace Foxwell

10/24

Waiting - Kevin Henkes - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:30am</span>

Waiting

Kevin Henkes

10:30 AM - Five animals wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book.

Waiting

Kevin Henkes

10/24

Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library - Wayne Wiegand - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 10:30am</span>

Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Wayne Wiegand

10:30 AM - Discover why Americans love their libraries.

Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Wayne Wiegand

10/24

The Man Who Wasn't There - Anil Ananthaswamy - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 11:00am</span>

The Man Who Wasn't There

Anil Ananthaswamy

11:00 AM - Anil Ananthaswamy explores the fascinating minds of individuals with complex neurological disorders.

The Man Who Wasn't There

Anil Ananthaswamy

10/24

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire - John Garofolo - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 11:00am</span>

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire

John Garofolo

11:00 AM - The remarkable story of the first female American war correspondent to be killed in action.

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire

John Garofolo

10/24

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories - Jennifer Morales - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 12:00pm</span>

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

Jennifer Morales

12:00 PM - With humor and compassion Morales raises questions about a “postracial” society and how to get there

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories

Jennifer Morales

10/24

2015 CWW Winners Reading - Council of Wisconsin Writers - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 12:00pm</span>

2015 CWW Winners Reading

Council of Wisconsin Writers

12:00 PM - Readings from a variety of genres featuring this year’s Council for Wisconsin Writers Winners.

2015 CWW Winners Reading

Council of Wisconsin Writers

10/24

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen - Mary Norris - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 12:00pm</span>

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Mary Norris

12:00 PM - With humor and wit, Norris expertly guides readers through common and confusing grammatical issues.

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Mary Norris

10/24

Another Time and Place - Jennifer Chiaverini - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 12:00pm</span>

Another Time and Place

Jennifer Chiaverini, Mary McNear

12:00 PM - Authors read from books that transport the reader to worlds with a particularly deep sense of place

Another Time and Place

Jennifer Chiaverini, Mary McNear

10/24

Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man - Julie Mata - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 12:00pm</span>

Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man

Julie Mata

12:00 PM - Kate and Tristan are both making films and classmates eager to join the cast and crew are divided.

Kate Walden Directs: Bride of Slug Man

Julie Mata

10/24

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story - David Maraniss - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 1:30pm</span>

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

David Maraniss

1:30 PM - Maraniss shows that the shadows of collapse were evident in Detroit even when it was at its peak.

Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

David Maraniss

10/24

The League of Outsider Baseball - Gary Cieradkowski - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 1:30pm</span>

The League of Outsider Baseball

Gary Cieradkowski

1:30 PM - A truly unique look at the players that exist in the obscure corners of baseball’s history.

The League of Outsider Baseball

Gary Cieradkowski

10/24

Beneath the Bonfire - Nickolas Butler - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 1:30pm</span>

Beneath the Bonfire

Nickolas Butler

1:30 PM - This collection of stories captures memorable characters of the back roads and highways of America.

Beneath the Bonfire

Nickolas Butler

10/24

Bird - Crystal Chan - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 1:30pm</span>

Bird

Crystal Chan

1:30 PM - Secrets, mysterious spirits, and friendship weave together in this story about loss and moving on.

Bird

Crystal Chan

10/24

Brutal Youth - Anthony Breznican - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 2:00pm</span>

Brutal Youth

Anthony Breznican

2:00 PM - Three freshmen join forces to survive high school bullies and a faculty that's worse.

Brutal Youth

Anthony Breznican

10/24

Music for Wartime - Rebecca Makkai - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 3:00pm</span>

Music for Wartime

Rebecca Makkai

3:00 PM - Makkai brings together a collection of sweeping, powerful, spellbinding stories.

Music for Wartime

Rebecca Makkai

10/24

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice - Adam Benforado - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 3:00pm</span>

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Adam Benforado

3:00 PM - Unfair reveals the hidden forces that distort our criminal justice system and offers solutions.

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Adam Benforado

10/24

Cold War on Maplewood Street - Gayle Rosengren - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 3:00pm</span>

Cold War on Maplewood Street

Gayle Rosengren

3:00 PM - A powerful and hopeful story about what it means to grow up in a world full of uncertainty.

Cold War on Maplewood Street

Gayle Rosengren

10/24

Picto-Poems - Kim Blaeser - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 3:00pm</span>

Picto-Poems

Kim Blaeser

3:00 PM - Blaeser’s “Picto-Poems,” intersecting layers of text/image inspired by Native American pictographs

Picto-Poems

Kim Blaeser

10/24

This Angel on My Chest - Leslie Pietrzyk - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 4:30pm</span>

This Angel on My Chest

Leslie Pietrzyk

4:30 PM - Unconventionally linked stories, each about a different young woman whose husband dies.

This Angel on My Chest

Leslie Pietrzyk

10/24

Being Nixon: A Man Divided - Evan Thomas - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 4:30pm</span>

Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Evan Thomas, David Maraniss

4:30 PM - Thomas creates a three dimensional portrait of the complex president Nixon.

Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Evan Thomas, David Maraniss

10/24

The Limits of Truth - Matthew Gavin Frank - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 4:30pm</span>

The Limits of Truth

Matthew Gavin Frank, B. J. Hollars

4:30 PM - How far can a writer stretch a fact before it becomes a fiction?

The Limits of Truth

Matthew Gavin Frank, B. J. Hollars

10/24

Patternalia : An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns  - Jude Stewart - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 5:00pm</span>

Patternalia : An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns

Jude Stewart

5:00 PM - Patternalia delves into the deep trove of history and culture unique to each pattern.

Patternalia : An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns

Jude Stewart

10/24

We Are Not Ourselves - Matthew Thomas - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 6:00pm</span>

We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas

6:00 PM - Using the Learys Thomas charts the expectation of domestic bliss and economic prosperity post WWII.

We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas

10/24

Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics - Mark Smith - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 6:00pm</span>

Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics

Mark Smith

6:00 PM - Demonstrations of how, in the long run, boundaries of secular and religious cultures converge.

Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics

Mark Smith

10/24

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few - Robert Reich - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

Robert Reich

7:30 PM - Reich gives a myth-shattering breakdown of America’s failing economic system, and how to fix it.

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

Robert Reich

10/24

Showcase Performance Celebrating 10 Years of OMAI - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

Showcase Performance Celebrating 10 Years of OMAI

First Wave

8:00 PM - This event will feature J. Ivy, Telmary Diaz, Frank Wain, and First Wave artists

Showcase Performance Celebrating 10 Years of OMAI

First Wave

10/24

Nerd Nite 2015 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

Nerd Nite 2015

8:00 PM - Be there and be square.

Nerd Nite 2015

10/24

The Brewer's Tale : A History of the World According to Beer - William Bostwick - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

The Brewer's Tale : A History of the World According to Beer

William Bostwick

8:00 PM - This is the story of brewers gone by and one brave writer’s quest to bring them back to life.

The Brewer's Tale : A History of the World According to Beer

William Bostwick

10/24

Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People  - Matthew Diffee - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 9:00pm</span>

Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

Matthew Diffee

9:00 PM - Ingeniously designed sequences of funny drawings and writings from recent years with new additions.

Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

Matthew Diffee

10/25

The Little Free Library Book - Margret Aldrich - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 11:00am</span>

The Little Free Library Book

Margret Aldrich

11:00 AM - A charming history of Little Free Libraries and guide for how to best use them.

The Little Free Library Book

Margret Aldrich

10/25

 The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books - Azar Nafisi - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 11:00am</span>

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

Azar Nafisi

11:00 AM - Through three American novels, Nafisi invites us to her “Republic of Imagination.”

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

Azar Nafisi

10/25

Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850-1960 - Mai Na M. Lee - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 12:30pm</span>

Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850-1960

Mai Na M. Lee

12:30 PM - A pioneering history of the Hmong people in the colonial era.

Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850-1960

Mai Na M. Lee

10/25

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South - Andrew Maraniss - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 12:30pm</span>

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

Andrew Maraniss

12:30 PM - This is the story of the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

Andrew Maraniss

10/25

Poetry and Social Justice - Ruben Medina - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 12:30pm</span>

Poetry and Social Justice

Ruben Medina, Peggy Rogza, Thomas Smith, Sarah Busse, Wendy Vardaman

12:30 PM - Madison’s Poets Laureate host a reading and conversation featuring three Wisconsin writer-activists

Poetry and Social Justice

Ruben Medina, Peggy Rogza, Thomas Smith, Sarah Busse, Wendy Vardaman

10/25

The Unmapped Sea - Maryrose Wood - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 1:30pm</span>

The Unmapped Sea

Maryrose Wood

1:30 PM - The fifth book in the hilarious Victorian mystery series, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place

The Unmapped Sea

Maryrose Wood

10/25

Turning Inward - Blake Bailey - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 2:00pm</span>

Turning Inward

Blake Bailey, Kate Christensen

2:00 PM - These brilliant authors will read and discuss why they wrote memoir after their successes.

Turning Inward

Blake Bailey, Kate Christensen

10/25

Future Perfect - Jen Larsen - <span class="date-display-single">10/25/2015 - 2:00pm</span>

Future Perfect

Jen Larsen

2:00 PM - A distinct, complex debut from a new voice in YA with an unforgettable main character

Future Perfect

Jen Larsen

10/26

Go Big Read: Just Mercy - Bryan Stephenson - <span class="date-display-single">10/26/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Go Big Read: Just Mercy

Bryan Stephenson

7:00 PM - Go Big Read presents an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

Go Big Read: Just Mercy

Bryan Stephenson

10/30

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell - <span class="date-display-single">10/30/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Sarah Vowell

7:00 PM - An insightful account of Marquis de Lafayette and a portrait of a nation’s idealism and its reality.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Sarah Vowell

11/7

Mothers Tell Your Daughters - Bonnie Jo Campbell - <span class="date-display-single">11/07/2015 - 2:00pm</span>

Mothers Tell Your Daughters

Bonnie Jo Campbell

2:00 PM - Memorable heroines are determined to shape their futures with—or despite—the men in their lives.

Mothers Tell Your Daughters

Bonnie Jo Campbell

11/7

Atmosphere of Hope -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/07/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Atmosphere of Hope

5:30 PM - An engaging and practical alternative plan to deal the climate crisis with achievable goals

Atmosphere of Hope

11/17

Need - Joelle Charbonneau - <span class="date-display-single">11/17/2015 - 6:30pm</span>

Need

Joelle Charbonneau

6:30 PM - This chilling YA thriller examines the dark side of social media and the dark side of human nature.

Need

Joelle Charbonneau

11/22

The Great Forgetting - James Renner - <span class="date-display-single">11/22/2015 - 2:00pm</span>

The Great Forgetting

James Renner

2:00 PM - This book blends science fiction and conspiracy thrillers with a touch of pure fantasy

The Great Forgetting

James Renner

12/4

Of Beards and Men - Christopher Oldstone-Moore - <span class="date-display-single">12/04/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

Of Beards and Men

Christopher Oldstone-Moore

8:00 PM - Books, music, drinks, and activities all in celebration of all things facial hair

Of Beards and Men

Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Previous 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

2/6

The Owls Are Not What They Seem - Brad Dukes - <span class="date-display-single">02/06/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Brad Dukes

8:00 PM - Come as your favorite Twin Peaks character for a night of books, music, coffee, pie, and donuts.

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Brad Dukes

2/10

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/10/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

7:00 PM - BIography of Regina Andrews, first African American to head New York Public Library branch.

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

2/13

As You Wish - Cary Elwes - <span class="date-display-single">02/13/2015 - 6:30pm</span>

As You Wish

Cary Elwes

6:30 PM - Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest love stories of our time, The Princess Bride!

As You Wish

Cary Elwes

2/19

The Little French Bakery Cookbook - Susan Holding - <span class="date-display-single">02/19/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

The Little French Bakery Cookbook

Susan Holding

5:30 PM - A délicieux party you won't want to miss! Parisian attire encouraged!

The Little French Bakery Cookbook

Susan Holding

3/11

What Burns Away - Melissa Falcon Field - <span class="date-display-single">03/11/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

What Burns Away

Melissa Falcon Field

7:00 PM - Melissa Falcon Field alights on the literary fiction scene with her debut novel!

What Burns Away

Melissa Falcon Field

3/26

Ever Your Friend - Anna Campbell - <span class="date-display-single">03/26/2015 - 5:00pm</span>

Ever Your Friend

Anna Campbell

5:00 PM - Campbell discusses the images she abstracted from the collection of the Lesbian Herstory Archives

Ever Your Friend

Anna Campbell

4/10

The Little Edges - Fred Moten - <span class="date-display-single">04/10/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

The Little Edges

Fred Moten

7:00 PM - The Festival and FELIX celebrate poetry month with Fred Moten reading from his new poetry collection

The Little Edges

Fred Moten

4/13

Poetry Month Celebration - Joan Murray - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Poetry Month Celebration

Joan Murray, Cynthia Marie Hoffman

7:00 PM - The Wisconsin Book Festival celebrates National Poetry month with a joint reading.

Poetry Month Celebration

Joan Murray, Cynthia Marie Hoffman

4/20

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry - Cathy Barrow - <span class="date-display-single">04/20/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

Cathy Barrow

7:00 PM - Cathy Barrow introduces practical techniques, tools, and recipes for all kinds of preserving!

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

Cathy Barrow

4/21

Novel Publication Celebration - Quan Barry - <span class="date-display-single">04/21/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Novel Publication Celebration

Quan Barry, Judith Claire Mitchell

7:00 PM - Presenting the publication of two novels by University of Wisconsin creative writing professors!

Novel Publication Celebration

Quan Barry, Judith Claire Mitchell

4/28

The Given World - Marian Palaia - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2015 - 6:30pm</span>

The Given World

Marian Palaia

6:30 PM - A stunning debut novel from a UW MFA graduate

The Given World

Marian Palaia

5/8

Beer for All Seasons - Randy Mosher - <span class="date-display-single">05/08/2015 - 5:30pm</span>

Beer for All Seasons

Randy Mosher

5:30 PM - Celebrate Craft Beer Week with the Wisconsin Book Festival and Wisconsin Brewing Company

Beer for All Seasons

Randy Mosher

5/12

A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas - <span class="date-display-single">05/12/2015 - 6:30pm</span>

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J. Maas

6:30 PM - Kick off Teen Summer Reading with a new series by bestselling author, Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J. Maas

5/28

Startupland - Mikkel Svane - <span class="date-display-single">05/28/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

Startupland

Mikkel Svane

7:30 PM - A book about three guys who risked everything to turn an idea into a global business.

Startupland

Mikkel Svane

6/2

Delicious! - Ruth Reichl - <span class="date-display-single">06/02/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

Delicious!

Ruth Reichl

7:30 PM - Read with Ruth!

Delicious!

Ruth Reichl

6/3

Dry Bones - Craig Johnson - <span class="date-display-single">06/03/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Dry Bones

Craig Johnson

7:00 PM - The Wisconsin Book Festival and Mystery to Me present Craig Johnson for the 13th Longmire book!

Dry Bones

Craig Johnson

6/4

The Rainy Season - Maggie Messitt - <span class="date-display-single">06/04/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

The Rainy Season

Maggie Messitt

7:00 PM - Step across the border of a former, apartheid-era homeland and into a community dealing with change.

The Rainy Season

Maggie Messitt

6/10

The Jesus Cow - Michael Perry - <span class="date-display-single">06/10/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

The Jesus Cow

Michael Perry

7:00 PM - For the first time, beloved Wisconsin author, Michael Perry, turns to fiction with The Jesus Cow.

The Jesus Cow

Michael Perry

6/16

An Intimate Conversation with Sheryl WuDunn - Sheryl WuDunn - <span class="date-display-single">06/16/2015 - 3:00pm</span>

An Intimate Conversation with Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn

3:00 PM - Ms. WuDunn will share her experiences as a woman, journalist, author, women's rights advocate

An Intimate Conversation with Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn

6/20

Summerlong - Dean Bakopoulos - <span class="date-display-single">06/20/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Summerlong

Dean Bakopoulos

7:00 PM - See Dean Bakopolous, former Wisconsin Book Festival Director, read from his brand new novel!

Summerlong

Dean Bakopoulos

6/26

A Beach Tail - Karen Lynn Williams - <span class="date-display-single">06/26/2015 - 10:00am</span>

A Beach Tail

Karen Lynn Williams

10:00 AM - During a fun day at the beach Greg loses track of his father. How will he find his way back to Dad?

A Beach Tail

Karen Lynn Williams

7/10

The Horror Of It All - Adam Rockoff - <span class="date-display-single">07/10/2015 - 8:00pm</span>

The Horror Of It All

Adam Rockoff

8:00 PM - Join (Camp) Bubbler & the Wisconsin Book Festival for a thrilling night of horror, camp, and crafts

The Horror Of It All

Adam Rockoff

7/16

The Distance Between Us - Reyna Grande - <span class="date-display-single">07/16/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

The Distance Between Us

Reyna Grande

7:00 PM - Join Centro Hispano as we present a WBF event with Reyna Grande!

The Distance Between Us

Reyna Grande

7/21

Edible Memory & The Big Jones Cookbook - Jennifer Jordan - <span class="date-display-single">07/21/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Edible Memory & The Big Jones Cookbook

Jennifer Jordan, Paul Fehribach

7:00 PM - Join us for a reading celebrating the importance of cultivating and cooking with heirloom vegetables

Edible Memory & The Big Jones Cookbook

Jennifer Jordan, Paul Fehribach

7/29

Summer Library Carnival -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/29/2015 - 10:30am</span>

Summer Library Carnival

10:30 AM - Celebrate reading, enjoy Miller & Mike performances and stop by for carnival games, crafts and more!

Summer Library Carnival

8/17

The End of All Things - John Scalzi - <span class="date-display-single">08/17/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

The End of All Things

John Scalzi

7:00 PM - Earth’s guardians race to reconcile with Earth and keep humanity's union intact.

The End of All Things

John Scalzi

Proposals

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival.  The proposal period for this October has closed .  The proposal period for this year's festival ran from April 1st through June 30th.  

 
If you are interested in proposing an event for this year's Wisconsin Book Festival, email your proposal to bookfest@mplfoundation.org. Full proposals should include:


201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703

 

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