OCTOBER 21-24, 2021

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

24

Oct

Fuzz

Mary Roach

10/24/2021 - 11:00am

Crowdcast

Join "America’s funniest science writer," Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, Roach will discuss her newest book, Fuzz, in conversation with Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with EinsteinJoin the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-fuzz. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

 

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

 

Fuzz - Mary Roach - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2021 - 11:00am</span>

28

Oct

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2021 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Jennifer Fandel Paula Schulz David Southward Kim Suhr Allison Uselman Yvette Viets Flaten Jason Smith

10/28/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s magazine of contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents a Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of the statewide 2020 Fiction & Poetry Contests, hosted by editor Jason A. Smith. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-wi-people-ideas-2021. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

Fiction readings include:

1st-place story by Allison Uselman

2nd-place story by Kim Suhr

and 3rd-place story by Yvette Viets Flaten

 

Poetry readings include:

1st-place poem by Jennifer Fandel

2nd-place poem by David Southward

and 3rd-place poem by Paula Schulz

 

Join us in celebration and support of Wisconsin's creative writing community!

 

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2021 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading - Jennifer Fandel - <span class="date-display-single">10/28/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

02

Nov

Giannis

Mirin Fader

11/02/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

The story of Giannis Antetokounmpo's extraordinary rise from poverty in Athens, Greece to super-stardom in America with the Milwaukee Bucks—becoming one of the most transcendent players in history and an NBA champion—from award-winning basketball reporter and feature writer at The Ringer Mirin Fader, touching on universal themes of family, immigration, hard work, wealth, loss, and dreaming big. Fader will appear on Crowdcast to discuss GiannisJoin the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-giannis. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

 

Giannis - Mirin Fader - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

03

Nov

Go Big Read: Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

11/03/2021 - 7:00pm

Memorial Union - Memorial Union Theater

Yaa Gyasi’s stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best-seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. Presented in partnership with Go Big Read.

 

Go Big Read: Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

09

Nov

The End of Bias

Jessica Nordell

11/09/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

The End of Bias is a transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age. Jessica Nordell will appear live via Crowdcast to discuss her new book, The End of Bias. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-end-bias. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

 

The End of Bias - Jessica Nordell - <span class="date-display-single">11/09/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

11

Nov

Nice White Ladies

Jessie Daniels

11/11/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

An acclaimed expert illuminates the distinctive role that white women play in perpetuating racism, and how they can work to fight it. Jessie Daniels will appear live via Crowdcast to discuss her newest book, Nice White Ladies. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-nice-white-ladies. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

Nice White Ladies - Jessie Daniels - <span class="date-display-single">11/11/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

16

Nov

Dear Azula, I Have a Crush on Danny Phantom

Jackson Neal Azura Tyabji

11/16/2021 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 302

Dear Azula, I Have a Crush on Danny Phantom is a crossover of our coming of age universes. Exploring the interplay of adolescence and media, Dear Azula is a masterclass on how Generation Z see themselves reflected on screen, how they find themselves in characters when the world does not grant them the possibility. 

 

These poems pay homage to the cartoon characters who made us the wicked lovestruck people that we are. These ubiquitous stories of teen ghost boys and water bending women gave wonder to a generation raised by recession. In illustrious villains we learned our own glamour. In chiseled chins and 2D teeth we learned desire. In Dear Azula, I Have a Crush on Danny Phantom we bring the early 2000s renaissance of animation into our modern lives to unpack, celebrate, revel, and remember.

Dear Azula, I Have a Crush on Danny Phantom - Jackson Neal - <span class="date-display-single">11/16/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

20

Nov

Termination Shock

Neal Stephenson

11/20/2021 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 302

Neal Stephenson’s sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics. One man – visionary billionaire restaurant chain magnate T. R. Schmidt, Ph.D. – has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as “elemental.” But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied.

 

Termination Shock - Neal Stephenson - <span class="date-display-single">11/20/2021 - 7:00pm</span>
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