Ongoing Wisconsin Book Festival Events
Recent Wisconsin Book Festival Events
7:00 PM - A completely original autobiography—the story of his life as a comix artist
7:00 PM - Work created by artists currently living in WI who self-identify as veterans with disabilities
7:00 PM - a meticulously researched and deeply insightful account of our political landscape
7:00 PM - What might be possible if we turn our attention to what brings us together, to what we love?
7:00 PM - A reckoning with the history of slavery across American
7:00 PM - A vibrant path to freedom from mirrors, stages, and screens
Alecia Beymer, Nicholas Gulig, Tom Pamperin, Jess L Parker, Janice Wilberg, Richie Zaborowske
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3:00 PM - Invites new audiences to discover (or rediscover) poetry
7:00 PM - A defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
Cody Keenan, Pete Souza
1:30 PM - Bringing the American Presidency to life
Liz Hauck, Emily Maloney
12:00 PM - Capturing the clumsy choreography of cooking with other people
Maggie Ginsberg, Mary Wimmer
12:00 PM - The value of truth and keeping dreams alive
10:30 AM - Refuse to Be Done will guide you through every step of the novel-writing process.
9:00 PM - You will see the world with clear eyes for the first time.
Adam Fell, Daniel Khalatschi, Erika Meitner
7:30 PM - Joint poetry reading
7:30 PM - We have no say into which worlds we are born. But sometimes we can find a way out.
7:30 PM - Breaking down the implied singularity of “the body” as cultural and scientific object.
6:00 PM - From the fantastical to the gothic to the uncanny - follows queer, women characters
6:00 PM - An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth
4:30 PM - An online obsession, mental illness and the violet crime of two midwestern girls.
4:30 PM - An intimate portrait of the dreams that propel one tenacious woman.
3:00 PM - The Civil War may have ended on the battlefield, but the fight over democracy never did.
3:00 PM - The dual love stories of Honor are as different as the cultures
3:00 PM - How an American crisis brought together Midwestern dairy farmers and Mexican workers
Natalie Y. Moore
3:00 PM - The Billboard is a cultural force that treats abortion as more than pro-life or pro-choice
1:30 PM - *** CANCELED *** A story of class, solidarity, and two women's epic fight to build a union.
1:30 PM - Each chapter analyzes a tried-and-true misogynistic method to keep women down
12:00 PM - The legacy of centuries of injustice
12:00 PM - Conventional wisdom holds that the mall is dead. But what was the mall, really?
12:00 PM - *** CANCELED*** The untold story of the online battles upending democracy in America
Ty Chapman, Ari Tison, Rachel Werner
10:30 AM - The authors will discuss various aspects of their journey to publication
10:30 AM - Humorous and heartfelt essays about a small Wisconsin town
10:30 AM - ***Virtual Event*** A series of bright, startling tales from a contemporary legend
Lan Samantha Chang
7:30 PM - Electrifying portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with trauma, grief, race and love
6:00 PM - Liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy
6:00 PM - Heroic women who served in the US Signal Corps during WWI.
Dr. Steven Thrasher
6:00 PM - ***Masks will be required*** A Discussion of the fraught relationship between privilege and survival
Phong Vu Nguyen
4:30 PM - Inspirational story of women's strength and power even in the face of the greatest obstacles.
7:00 PM - *** CANCELED *** An exploration of the human condition and our shared need for community
Latif Nasser, Soren Wheeler
7:00 PM - Latif will share his best tricks to ferret out original and surprising stories that others look past
7:00 PM - An acerbic hip hop hymnal” filled with “fearless, wounding and tender” poems
6:00 PM - Deepen your connection to your favorite artists, and change the way you listen to music.
Maury Cotter, Tom Mosgaller, Ben Reynolds, Michael Williamson
5:30 PM - Behind the curtain to reveal not only the Why but the How, Who, When, and Where of leading change
Maya Payne Smart
5:30 PM - A literacy action plan from birth to six
5:30 PM - Follow Cash Blackbear, a young Ojibwe woman, as she attempts to discover the truth.
Friends of UW Libraries
4:00 PM - Books for sale are donated by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and residents
6:30 PM - One great night of nerdiness featuring flash talks about glass from some of Madison's biggest brains
7:00 PM - An astounding work of fiction about what it can mean to be Black in America
4:30 PM - The alphabet is our common writing system, but few pause to consider its origin or history.
6:00 PM - What happens when the American Dream feels like a fantasy with no hope of becoming a reality
7:00 PM - A great American story from a master biographer. Free books provided by a gift from Marv Levy.