OCTOBER 2021

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

14

Apr

Imperial Liquor & Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry

Amaud Johnson John Murillo

04/14/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Professor, Amaud Johnson, and UW Almnus, John Murillo, for their newest books, Imperial Liquor & Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-imperial-kontemporary. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

Imperial Liquor & Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry - Amaud Johnson - <span class="date-display-single">04/14/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

19

Apr

Dream of Ding Village

Yan Lianke

04/19/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Presented in partnership with the UW Center for the Humanities as part of the 2020-2021 Great World Texts in Wisconsin program, Yan Lianke is a Chinese novelist frequently mentioned for the Nobel Prize for Literature; he’s often called the country’s most controversial writer. In this special virtual Humanities Without Boundaries talk, Yan will discuss his experiences researching and writing Dream of Ding Village, the prescient story of a public health crisis of the 1990s when rural villages selling their blood led to an AIDS outbreak. He will reflect on the novel’s perspective on pandemic profiteering, government corruption, as well as trauma and hope. Join us at: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vf--tqD4vHdQh_XLxX7l3Rt1NR0NpL1Se

 

Dream of Ding Village - Yan Lianke - <span class="date-display-single">04/19/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

21

Apr

2021 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Emma Binder Jari Bradley Sasha Debevec-McKenney Victoria C. Flanagan Sandra Hong Taylor Koekkoek

04/21/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Presented in partnership with the Program in Creative Writing, poetry and fiction from the 2020-21 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows.  This event will feature the work of Emma Binder, Jari Bradley, Sasha Debevec-McKenney, Victoria C. Flanagan, Sandra Hong, and Taylor Koekkoek. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/2021-wisconsin-institute​. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

2021 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading - Emma Binder - <span class="date-display-single">04/21/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

22

Apr

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

04/22/2021 - 7:00pm

***ONE NIGHT ONLY*** Ocean Vuong will appear live to discuss his debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. This is a one-time event. Join us at: https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/reading-and-q-and-a-with-ocean-vuong/. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

 

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous -  - <span class="date-display-single">04/22/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

27

Apr

Like a Mother

Angela Garbes

04/27/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhood. Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves.

 

Like a Mother - Angela Garbes - <span class="date-display-single">04/27/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

28

Apr

UW Press Wisconsin Poetry Series Reading

John Brehm Ambalila Hemsell Sarah Kortemeier Bruce Snider

04/28/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Presented in partnership with the UW Program in Creative Writing, a reading celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Wisconsin Poetry Series. Since 1985, the University of Wisconsin Press has published some of the most important voices in contemporary American poetry. This event will celebrate two returning authors in the series--John Brehm and Bruce Snider--as well as two brand new voices: Ambalila Hemsell and Sarah Kortemeier. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-uw-press-wisconsin. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

UW Press Wisconsin Poetry Series Reading - John Brehm - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

06

May

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Alison Bechdel Cheryl Strayed

05/06/2021 - 4:00pm

Crowdcast

From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times. Presented as part of The Loft's WordPlay in partnership with Black Mountain Institute, and Literary Arts, Alison Bechdel will appear live on Crowdcast in conversation with Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, to discuss her new book, The Secret of Superhuman Strength. Join us at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/alisonbechdel.

 

The Secret to Superhuman Strength - Alison Bechdel - <span class="date-display-single">05/06/2021 - 4:00pm</span>

07

May

Peaces

Helen Oyeyemi

05/07/2021 - 12:00pm

Crowdcast

The prize-winning, bestselling author of GingerbreadBoy, Snow, Bird; and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a vivid and inventive new novel about a couple forever changed by an unusual train voyage. Presented as part of The Loft's WordPlay in partnership with Black Mountain Institute, and Literary Arts, Helen Oyeyemi will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss her new novel, PeacesJoin us at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/oyeyemi.

 

Peaces - Helen Oyeyemi - <span class="date-display-single">05/07/2021 - 12:00pm</span>

19

May

Lost in Summerland

Barrett Swanson

05/19/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Alumnus, Barrett Swanson, for his newest book, Lost in SummerlandJoin the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-lost-in-summerland. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

Lost in Summerland - Barrett Swanson - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

24

May

The Problem of Alzheimer's

Jason Karlawish

05/24/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

In 2020, an estimated 5.8 million Americans had Alzheimer’s, and more than half a million will die of the disease and its devastating complications. 16 million caregivers are responsible for paying as much as half of the $226 billion annual costs of their care. As more people live beyond their seventies and eighties, the number of patients will rise to an estimated 13.8 million by 2025. Dr. Jason Karlawish will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss his new book, The Problem of Alzheimer's with Dorothy Farrar Edwards, co-lead of the All of Us Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-problem-alzheimers. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

The Problem of Alzheimer's - Jason Karlawish - <span class="date-display-single">05/24/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

25

May

Lunch for Libraries - Carl Hiassen

Carl Hiassen Nicholas Petrie

05/25/2021 - 12:00pm

Crowdcast

Presented by BMO Harris Bank, this year's Lunch for Libraries event will feature novelist and longtime Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen. Carl will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss his newest book, Squeeze Me, with Wisconsin thriller writer, Nick Petrie. Join us for this annual fundraiser on May 25th at 12:00 PM. 

 

Lunch for Libraries - Carl Hiassen - Carl Hiassen - <span class="date-display-single">05/25/2021 - 12:00pm</span>

26

May

The Wild World Handbook

Andrea Debbink

05/26/2021 - 11:00am

Crowdcast

Packed with real-life tales of adventure, breathtaking illustrations, and practical tools, this handbook is an inspiring guide for the next generation of climate activists, conservationists, and nature lovers. The wonder of the natural world surrounds us—from the Amazon rainforest to the snowy peaks of Mount Everest to the green spaces in big cities. And as the threat of climate change grows, it’s more important than ever to show appreciation for our planet by taking action. Andrea will appear on Crowdcast to discuss her new book, The Wild World Handbook. Join us at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-the-wild-world-handbook. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

The Wild World Handbook - Andrea Debbink - <span class="date-display-single">05/26/2021 - 11:00am</span>

26

May

Sex and Vanity

Kevin Kwan

05/26/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men--and two very different cultures. Kevin Kwan will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss his newest book, Sex & Vanity. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-sex-vanity. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

Sex and Vanity - Kevin Kwan - <span class="date-display-single">05/26/2021 - 7:00pm</span>
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