8/16

Path Lit By Lightning

David Maraniss

7:00 PM - A great American story from a master biographer. Free books provided by a gift from Marv Levy.

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Maraniss

Path Lit By Lightning

David Maraniss

8/23

Hush Money

Jacquie Abram

6:00 PM - What happens when the American Dream feels like a fantasy with no hope of becoming a reality

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Hush Money

Hush Money

Jacquie Abram

9/27

Hell of a Book

Jason Mott

7:00 PM - An astounding work of fiction about what it can mean to be Black in America

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Paperback cover of Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book

Jason Mott


Ongoing Wisconsin Book Festival Events

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Recent Wisconsin Book Festival Events

6/15

James Patterson by James Patterson

James Patterson

7:00 PM - The Stories of James Patterson's Life

5/25

Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

Andrea Mosqueda

10:30 AM - Growing up in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, Maggie Gonzalez has always been a little messy, but she’s o

5/23

My America

Kwame Onwuachi, Jodie Pope

7:00 PM - A deeply personal tribute to the food of “a land that belongs to you and yours and to me and mine.”

My America

Kwame Onwuachi, Jodie Pope

5/19

Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! (Lupe Lopez: ¡Reglas de una estrella de rock!)

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Pat Zietlow Miller

10:30 AM - When a sassy drummer starts kindergarten, the rules of school cramp her style.

5/16

Lunch for Libraries - Guy Raz

Guy Raz

12:00 PM - Priceless insights and inspiration from the world’s top entrepreneurs

5/15

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

8:00 PM - He will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and “amaze, befuddle and generally delight"

5/11

Floods

Rachel Werner, Savannah Brooks

10:30 AM - Learn about floods, what we can do, and how to stay safe.

Floods

Rachel Werner, Savannah Brooks

5/10

READ DANGEROUSLY

Azar Nafisi

7:00 PM - A guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading list

READ DANGEROUSLY

Azar Nafisi

5/3

Crossing the Pressure Line

Laura Anne Bird

10:30 AM - Twelve-year-old Clare Burch has just lost the person she loves most in the world.

Crossing the Pressure Line

Laura Anne Bird

4/28

Slack Tongue City

Mackenzie Berry

7:00 PM - A love letter, paying homage while also tracing the joys and dangers of nostalgia for place.

Slack Tongue City

Mackenzie Berry

4/27

Young Mungo

Douglas Stuart

7:00 PM - A deeply moving and highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and

Young Mungo

Douglas Stuart

4/26

Some of My Best Friends

Tajja Isen

7:00 PM - A fearless and darkly comic essay collection about race, justice, and the limits of good intentions.

4/21

We Will Always Be Here

Jenny Kalvaitis, Kristen Whitson

4:30 PM - Examples of LGBTQ+ activism throughout Wisconsin’s history for young people to explore and discuss.

We Will Always Be Here

Jenny Kalvaitis, Kristen Whitson

4/14

2022 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Adrienne Chung, Itiola Jones, K. Iver, Claire Luchette, Shaina Phenix, Alberto Reyes Morgan

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2021-22 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows

2022 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Adrienne Chung, Itiola Jones, K. Iver, Claire Luchette, Shaina Phenix, Alberto Reyes Morgan

4/7

My People Redux

Angie Trudell Vasquez

7:00 PM - A poetry collection of race, ethnicity, gender, nature, and mysticism.

My People Redux

Angie Trudell Vasquez

4/4

2021-22 Great World Texts in Wisconsin

Jacqueline Goldsby

5:00 PM - ***CANCELED*** Tonight's public lecture with Jacqueline Goldsby has been cancelled due to illness

4/1

Line Breaks Festival Showcase

Danez Smith, First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble

7:00 PM - The top new aesthetics in contemporary hip hop and interdisciplinary performance art

Line Breaks Festival Showcase

Danez Smith, First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble

3/31

Twelve Ways to Save Democracy in Wisconsin

Matt Rothschild

7:00 PM - A dozen reforms that are required to heal democracy within our state.

3/10

Madison Chefs

Lindsay Christians, Kyle Nabilcy

7:00 PM - An in-depth look at nine creative, intense, and dedicated chefs and Madison’s food culture.

Madison Chefs

Lindsay Christians, Kyle Nabilcy

3/8

The Green Hour

Alison Townsend, Catherine Jagoe

7:00 PM - What it means to live in community with wilderness and to allow our identities to be shaped by it

The Green Hour

Alison Townsend, Catherine Jagoe

3/7

2022 UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

Bella Bravo, Madeline Haze Curtis, Waringa Hunja, Martha Pham, Amanda Rizkalla

7:00 PM - A reading from the graduating MFA cohort in fiction.

2022 UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

Bella Bravo, Madeline Haze Curtis, Waringa Hunja, Martha Pham, Amanda Rizkalla

2/15

The Mytilenean Debate & When I'm Gone Look For Me In the East

Quan Barry

7:00 PM - Amy Quan Barry will discuss her new play and her newest novel