OCTOBER 16-19, 2014

and year round




Studying Wisconsin

Paul G. Hayes Martha Bergland

10/23/2014 - 6:30pm

Birge Hall - UW-Madison Herbarium

In partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, UW-Madison Herbarium, the Wisconsin Book Festival presents the life of Increase Lapham, early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, mounds and all things Wisconsin.


Studying Wisconsin - Paul G. Hayes - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2014 - 6:30pm</span>



Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

10/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2014 - 7:00pm</span>



Go Big Read Keynote Lecture

Shiza Shahid

10/27/2014 - 7:00pm

- Varsity Hall

Shiza Shahid was a college sophomore when she first met Malala Yousafzai.  Today, the two young women are working together to help the 600 million adolescent girls worldwide who are denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors.


Go Big Read Keynote Lecture - Shiza Shahid - <span class="date-display-single">10/27/2014 - 7:00pm</span>



2014 Madison Print & Resist

11/01/2014 - 11:00am

Central Library - Third Floor

Madison Print & Resist is a one-day show of printed matter, including posters, stickers, zines, journals, and books. The roster of exhibitors is drawn from the world of experimental publishers, visual artists, artisanal bookmakers and printers, radical imprints, grassroots zine authors, and activist designers. The exhibitors hail from across Wisconsin and from around the United States. They include an array of subversively creative print media artists and publishers.

2014 Madison Print & Resist -  - <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2014 - 11:00am</span>



Committee of One

Patricia Holt

11/18/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

The Wisconsin Book Festival, in partnership with the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project presents Patricia Holt to discuss her book, Committee of One.

Committee of One - Patricia Holt - <span class="date-display-single">11/18/2014 - 7:00pm</span>




Leora Skolkin-Smith

11/20/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

As the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, the world is again focused on a conflict reinforced by the border between Israel and Palestine. That border and its toll on Jerusalem, the city where her mother was born, haunted Leora Skolkin-Smith throughout her childhood. Decades later, she drew on memories of her mother and their visits to her homeland to create a richly atmospheric, deeply personal novel. “The first scenes I came up with were just about sitting around a dinner table in Jerusalem as a child,” Leora recalls.

Edges - Leora Skolkin-Smith - <span class="date-display-single">11/20/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

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