9/10

Moments of Happiness

Mike Leckrone, Doug Moe

- details the stories behind the highlights & work that made Leckrone's accomplishments possible.

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Moments of Happiness

Mike Leckrone, Doug Moe

9/11

French Girl

Jesse Lee Kercheval

- is a graphic memoir told in 17 connected stories of childhood, girlhood, sisterhood, & motherhood.

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French Girl Book Cover

French Girl

Jesse Lee Kercheval

9/12

SCHOOL VISIT: Marvelous Jackson

Laura Anne Bird

- After losing his mom, a boy in northern WI rediscovers the love of baking he once shared with her.

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9/24

That Librarian

Amanda Jones

- calls book lovers everywhere to rise in defense of our readers.

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That Librarian Book Cover

That Librarian

Amanda Jones


Upcoming School Visits

9/12

SCHOOL VISIT: Marvelous Jackson

Laura Anne Bird

- After losing his mom, a boy in northern WI rediscovers the love of baking he once shared with her.


Recent Wisconsin Book Festival Events

5/14

Real Americans

Rachel Khong, Ada Zhang

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

Real Americans

Rachel Khong, Ada Zhang

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

5/8

Lessons For Survival

Emily Raboteau, Erika Meitner

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

Lessons For Survival

Emily Raboteau, Erika Meitner

5/2

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Jessica Tanck

- The 2024 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony.

4/30

Table For Two

Amor Towles, Christina Clancy

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

Table For Two

Amor Towles, Christina Clancy

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

2024 Wisconsin Institute For Creative Writing Fellows Reading

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

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.

Not Your Mother's Romance Writers

Christina Lauren, TJ Alexander, Kaliane Bradley, Jackie Lau

4/23

Lunch For Libraries - Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange, Aaron Bird Bear

- Featuring award-winning author, Tommy Orange

Lunch For Libraries - Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange, Aaron Bird Bear

4/15

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli, Paola Hernández

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

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli, Paola Hernández

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

4/10

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

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.