3/7

An Immense World

Ed Yong

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

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Immense World
3/11

Middle Distance

Mylo Choy

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

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Middle Distance

Middle Distance

Mylo Choy

3/12

Birding to Change the World

Trish O'Kane

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

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Birding
3/13

Tough Broad

Caroline Paul

- How outdoor adventure improves our lives as we age

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Tough Broad

Tough Broad

Caroline Paul

3/18

2024 UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

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

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Creative Writing MFA Graduates Fiction Reading graphic
3/19

Purified

Peter Annin

- How recycled sewage is transforming our water

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Purified

Purified

Peter Annin

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

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Revoluntion

Be A Revolution

Ijeoma Oluo, Dr. Sagashus Levingston

4/4

The Dane County Farmers’ Market Cookbook

Terese Allen

- Local foods, global flavors

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Dane County Cookbook
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

4/18

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

4/23

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

4/30

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

5/14

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

There are no ongoing events that match the selected criteria listed on the calendar at this time.

Recent Wisconsin Book Festival Events

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

11/7

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2023 Fiction and Poetry Contest Winners

Matt Cashion, Susanna Daniel, Holly Hilliard, Taylor Kirby, K.E. McCoy, Sheryl Slocum, Nicholas Gulig

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Wisconsin People & Ideas 2023 Fiction and Poetry Contest Winners

Matt Cashion, Susanna Daniel, Holly Hilliard, Taylor Kirby, K.E. McCoy, Sheryl Slocum, Nicholas Gulig

11/1

**CANCELED: The Night Parade**

Jami Nakamura Lin

- A speculative memoir, how do we learn to live with the things that haunt us?

**CANCELED: The Night Parade**

Jami Nakamura Lin

10/22

Starter Villain

John Scalzi

- A unique sci-fi caper set in the strangest of all worlds, present-day Earth

Starter Villain

John Scalzi

10/22

Eve

Cat Bohannon

- How the female body drove 200 million years of human evolution

Eve

Cat Bohannon

10/22

Organs of Little Importance

Adrienne Chung

- A debut poetry collection about psychology, love, and memory

10/22

Wellness

Nathan Hill

- Witty and poignant novel about modern marriage & our tech-obsessed health culture

Wellness

Nathan Hill

10/22

Chinese Prodigal

David Shih

- A probing debut exploring Asian American identity in a racially codified United States

Chinese Prodigal

David Shih

10/22

Crossroads of Ideas: Comparing the Creative Process in Science and Art

Chloe Benjamin, Claudia Solis-Lemus, Michelle Wildgen

- A special Crossroads of Ideas conversation

Crossroads of Ideas: Comparing the Creative Process in Science and Art

Chloe Benjamin, Claudia Solis-Lemus, Michelle Wildgen

10/22

Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Emma Törzs, Jamie Pacton

- A vast world filled with mystery and magic, romance, and intrigue

Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Emma Törzs, Jamie Pacton

10/21

Artificial

Amy Kurzweil

- Guides us through nuanced questions about art, memory, and technology

Artificial

Amy Kurzweil