OCTOBER 22-25, 2015

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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

Previous 2014 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 - Ethelene Whitmire - <span class="date-display-single">02/10/2015 - 7:00pm</span>

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Ethelene Whitmire

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

Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Ethelene Whitmire

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

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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