OCTOBER 17-20, 2019

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2/28

The Odyssey -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/28/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

The Odyssey

Emily Wilson

7:30 PM - Emily Wilson describes her approach to translating The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Emily Wilson

3/6

The Crown -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/06/2019 - 10:00am</span>

The Crown

Derrick Barnes

10:00 AM - A high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys.

The Crown

Derrick Barnes

3/8

Survival Math -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Survival Math

Mitchell Jackson

6:00 PM - A candid, lyrical, and thrillingly alive portrait of a family, a community, and a nation.

Survival Math

Mitchell Jackson

3/8

BAM Slam -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

BAM Slam

7:30 PM - A two day spoken word poetry competition where 30 award-winning poets from around the country

BAM Slam

3/11

The Body Is Not an Apology -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/11/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Body Is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

7:00 PM - Reconnect with the radical origins of minds & bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength

The Body Is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

3/12

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/12/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood

Tiana Clark

7:00 PM - CANCELED - Due to illness, our event with Tiana Clark has been canceled.

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood

Tiana Clark

3/13

Era of Ignition -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/13/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Era of Ignition

Amber Tamblyn

7:00 PM - A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times.

Era of Ignition

Amber Tamblyn

3/25

2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

Rebecca Bedell, Christopher Greggs, Rebekah Denison Hewitt, Wes Holtermann, Kabel Mishka Ligot, Alexis Sears

7:00 PM - A reading from the graduating MFA cohort in poetry.

2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

Rebecca Bedell, Christopher Greggs, Rebekah Denison Hewitt, Wes Holtermann, Kabel Mishka Ligot, Alexis Sears

4/8

A Small Place -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

A Small Place

Jamaica Kincaid

7:30 PM - CANCELED - DUE TO ILLNESS, JAMAICA KINCAID WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPEAR AT THIS EVENT.

A Small Place

Jamaica Kincaid

4/9

The Bird King -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/09/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson

7:00 PM - An epic adventure from an essential voice in American fiction.

The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson

4/15

Doomstead Days -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/15/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Doomstead Days

Brian Teare

7:00 PM - Through these poems, we experience the pleasure and pain of being a body during climate change.

Doomstead Days

Brian Teare

4/18

Look -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Look

Solmaz Sharif

7:00 PM - Solmaz Sharif’s astonishing first book asks us to see the ongoing costs of war.

Look

Solmaz Sharif

4/24

Little Faith -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/24/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Little Faith

Nickolas Butler

7:00 PM - A Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith.

Little Faith

Nickolas Butler

4/25

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Aria Aber, Chekwube Danladi, Natasha Oladokun, Emily Shetler, Lucy Tan, Mary Terrier, Kate Wisel

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2018-19 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows.

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Aria Aber, Chekwube Danladi, Natasha Oladokun, Emily Shetler, Lucy Tan, Mary Terrier, Kate Wisel

4/29

Greek to Me -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/29/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Greek to Me

Mary Norris

7:00 PM - Mary Norris is again delighting readers with her wit, knowledge, and exploration of language.

Greek to Me

Mary Norris

4/30

Native Country of the Heart -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/30/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Native Country of the Heart

Cherríe Moraga

7:00 PM - A reckoning with white American history and a piercing love letter from a fearless daughter.

Native Country of the Heart

Cherríe Moraga

5/2

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/02/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

7:00 PM - The 2019 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony.

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

5/8

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/08/2019 - 10:00am</span>

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

Renee Graef

10:00 AM - Sport's adventures while discovering how lighthouse tender ships helped keep the Great Lakes safe.

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

Renee Graef

5/8

We Want To Do More Than Survive -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/08/2019 - 6:30pm</span>

We Want To Do More Than Survive

Bettina Love

6:30 PM - An alternative to traditional modes of educational reform that expands our ideas of civic engagement

We Want To Do More Than Survive

Bettina Love

5/15

Little Fires Everywhere -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/15/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

12:00 PM - The Madison Public Library Foundation presents the 2019 Lunch For Libraries.

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

5/28

A Good American Family -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/28/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

A Good American Family

David Maraniss

7:00 PM - A tale of fear, paranoia, and injustice—and at the heart is the story of Maraniss’s father.

A Good American Family

David Maraniss

6/6

The Stiehl Assassin -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/06/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Stiehl Assassin

Terry Brooks

7:00 PM - Terry Brooks will discuss the latest installment in the Fall of Shannara saga with Patrick Rothfuss

The Stiehl Assassin

Terry Brooks

6/25

We've Been Here All Along -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

We've Been Here All Along

Richard Wagner

7:00 PM - An illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin's gay history.

We've Been Here All Along

Richard Wagner

9/13

Kochland -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/13/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

7:00 PM - Christopher Leonard reveals the secrets of Koch industries and the pitfalls of Corporate America

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

9/19

For the Good of the Game -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/19/2019 - 5:00pm</span>

For the Good of the Game

Bud Selig

5:00 PM - Bud Selig provides unprecedented insight into the world of professional baseball

For the Good of the Game

Bud Selig

9/19

America That Island off the Coast of France -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/19/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

America That Island off the Coast of France

Jesse Lee Kercheval

7:00 PM - A poetic reflection on the impossibility of emigration and an exploration of citizenry

America That Island off the Coast of France

Jesse Lee Kercheval

9/20

Advantages of Being Evergreen -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/20/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Advantages of Being Evergreen

Oliver Baez Bendorf

6:00 PM - Part prayer part guide, Bendorf offers a compassionate exploration of the body and life itself

Advantages of Being Evergreen

Oliver Baez Bendorf

9/24

The Education of an Idealist -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

7:00 PM - An unforgettable account of the power of idealist and the fierce determination to make a difference

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

9/26

The Bone and Sinew of the Land  -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/26/2019 - 5:30pm</span>

The Bone and Sinew of the Land

Anna-Lisa Cox

5:30 PM - Whitewashing the American Frontier: Historians and the Dangerous Myth of a White Midwestern Past

The Bone and Sinew of the Land

Anna-Lisa Cox

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