4/10

Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

- Books for sale are donated by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and residents

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2024 Friends of UW Book Sale
4/15

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli, Paola Hernández

- An artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip

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Lost Children

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli, Paola Hernández

4/23

Lunch For Libraries - Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange, Aaron Bird Bear

- Featuring award-winning author, Tommy Orange

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Wandering Stars

Lunch For Libraries - Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange, Aaron Bird Bear

4/24

Not Your Mother's Romance Writers

Christina Lauren, TJ Alexander, Kaliane Bradley, Jackie Lau

- Alexander, Bradley, and Lau will discuss what makes a great romance.

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Not Your Mother's Romance Writers Event Flyer

Not Your Mother's Romance Writers

Christina Lauren, TJ Alexander, Kaliane Bradley, Jackie Lau

4/24

2024 Wisconsin Institute For Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Elijah Bean, Sadia Hassan, Gothataone Moeng , Mandy Moe Pwint Tu, Ada Zhang

- Presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing

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Fellows Reading

2024 Wisconsin Institute For Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Elijah Bean, Sadia Hassan, Gothataone Moeng , Mandy Moe Pwint Tu, Ada Zhang

4/30

Table For Two

Amor Towles, Christina Clancy

- Stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood

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Table

Table For Two

Amor Towles, Christina Clancy

5/2

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

- The 2024 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony.

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UW Madison CW Awards
5/8

Lessons For Survival

Emily Raboteau, Erika Meitner

- A perspective from a mother raising children in the midst of protracted crises & existential threats

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Lessons

Lessons For Survival

Emily Raboteau, Erika Meitner

5/9

SCHOOL VISIT: A Maleta Full of Treasures

Natalia Sylvester

- A warm, gentle ode to the people and places that make us who we are even if we haven’t met them yet

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Cover of A Maleta Full of Treasures by Natalia Sylvester
5/14

Real Americans

Rachel Khong

- What makes us who we are? And how inevitable are our futures?

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Real Americans

Real Americans

Rachel Khong


Ongoing Wisconsin Book Festival Events

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Recent Wisconsin Book Festival Events

4/10

Poetry Reading

Joshua Burton, Patrycja Humienik, Sadia Hassan

- Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading featuring deeply moving words from three poets

Poetry Reading

Joshua Burton, Patrycja Humienik, Sadia Hassan

4/4

The Dane County Farmers’ Market Cookbook

Terese Allen

- Local foods, global flavors

4/3

SCHOOL VISIT: Be a Revolution

Ijeoma Oluo

- How everyday people are fighting oppression and changing the world - and how you can too

4/2

Be A Revolution

Ijeoma Oluo, Dr. Sagashus Levingston

- How everyday people are fighting oppression and changing the world - and how you can too

Be A Revolution

Ijeoma Oluo, Dr. Sagashus Levingston

3/19

Purified

Peter Annin

- How recycled sewage is transforming our water

Purified

Peter Annin

3/18

2024 UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

- Aeron Parks, Jackie Chalgin, Nitya Gupta, Phoebe Kranefuss, R.E. Hawley, and Robert Sorrell Bynum

3/13

Tough Broad

Caroline Paul

- How outdoor adventure improves our lives as we age

Tough Broad

Caroline Paul

3/12

Birding to Change the World

Trish O'Kane

- An uplifting memoir, a professor & activist shares what birds can teach us about life

3/11

Middle Distance

Mylo Choy

- The subtle powers of running, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary

Middle Distance

Mylo Choy

3/7

An Immense World

Ed Yong

- Funny, rigorous, and suffused with the joy of discovery.

2/28

True North

Andrew J. Graff, Nickolas Butler

- Wisconsin’s Northwoods could be the fresh start this marriage needs.

True North

Andrew J. Graff, Nickolas Butler

2/27

Splinters

Leslie Jamison

- Rebuilding a life after the end of a marriage—an exploration of motherhood, art, and new love.

Splinters

Leslie Jamison

2/14

Martyr!

Kaveh Akbar, Michelle Wildgen

- A look at how we spend our lives seeking meaning—in faith, art, ourselves, others

Martyr!

Kaveh Akbar, Michelle Wildgen

1/31

Quartette: Four Women in Jazz

Maxine Gordon

- Stories from the Lives of Maxine Sullivan, Velma Middleton, Melba Liston, and Shirley Scott

12/7

Come Home, Indio

Jim Terry

- Walk through the life of the author, Jim Terry

Come Home, Indio

Jim Terry

12/2

Cozy

Jan Brett

- A gorgeous tale of sharing, friendship, and living in harmony

Cozy

Jan Brett

11/17

The Vulnerables

Sigrid Nunez

- A search for understanding about some of the most critical matters of our time

The Vulnerables

Sigrid Nunez

11/15

Among the Braves

Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin

- Hope, struggle, and exile in the battle for Hong Kong and the future of global democracy

Among the Braves

Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin

11/14

I Must Be Dreaming

Roz Chast

- Dreams are weird and not my fault

I Must Be Dreaming

Roz Chast

11/7

How Minds Change

David McRaney

- The surprising science of belief, opinion, and persuasion

How Minds Change

David McRaney