OCTOBER 20-23, 2016

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

10/3

Perfume River - Robert Olen Butler - <span class="date-display-single">10/03/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Perfume River

Robert Olen Butler

7:00 PM - Butler discusses Perfume River, a novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War

Perfume River

Robert Olen Butler

10/4

Prophets of Eternal Fjord - Kim Leine - <span class="date-display-single">10/04/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Kim Leine

7:00 PM - A sweeping tale of a Greenlandic community bereft by colonialism & the one priest who can save them

Prophets of Eternal Fjord

Kim Leine

10/11

Roughneck Grace - Michael Perry - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

Roughneck Grace

Michael Perry

4:00 PM - Perry returns with a new essay collection from his Wisconsin State Journal column “Roughneck Grace”

Roughneck Grace

Michael Perry

10/19

2016 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale - Friends of UW Libraries - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

2016 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

4:00 PM - The largest used book sale in Wisconsin returns this fall!

2016 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

10/20

Friends of the Madison Public Library Fall Book Sale - Friends of Madison Public Library - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 9:00am</span>

Friends of the Madison Public Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

9:00 AM - Friends of the Madison Public Library are hosting the Fall Book Sale in support of the library.

Friends of the Madison Public Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

10/20

James Madison Lecture - Gordon Wood - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

James Madison Lecture

Gordon Wood

4:30 PM - Dr. Wood will share insights from his lifelong Study of the American Revolution

James Madison Lecture

Gordon Wood

10/20

The Making of a Book: Writing, Editing, and Small Press Publication - Louis Lo Praeste - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

The Making of a Book: Writing, Editing, and Small Press Publication

Louis Lo Praeste, Jeremiah Lewis

5:30 PM - Snow Creek Press founders discuss the long journey they took publishing their first book.

The Making of a Book: Writing, Editing, and Small Press Publication

Louis Lo Praeste, Jeremiah Lewis

10/20

America Invertida - Jesse Lee Kercheval - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

America Invertida

Jesse Lee Kercheval

5:30 PM - Kercheval pairs Spanish poems & English translations to introduce Uruguay’s vibrant literary scene

America Invertida

Jesse Lee Kercheval

10/20

Writing Professionals Panel - Amy Hassinger - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

Writing Professionals Panel

Amy Hassinger, Michelle Wildgen, Susan Gloss

5:30 PM - The Day Job: How To Make Money And Write And Not Lose Your Mind

Writing Professionals Panel

Amy Hassinger, Michelle Wildgen, Susan Gloss

10/20

Hidden Thunder - Robert Boszhardt - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Hidden Thunder

Robert Boszhardt

7:00 PM - Schrab & Boszhardt research, document and interpret petroglyphs and pictographs from past millenia

Hidden Thunder

Robert Boszhardt

10/20

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase 2016 - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase 2016

First Wave

7:00 PM - Experience visiting youth poetry slam champions and hip hop artists from cities across the Midwest.

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase 2016

First Wave

10/20

Scriptorium: Poems - Melissa Range - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Scriptorium: Poems

Melissa Range

7:00 PM - Range shares poetry on religious & linguistic authority from medieval England to modern Appalachia

Scriptorium: Poems

Melissa Range

10/20

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture  - Jacqueline Woodson - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jacqueline Woodson

7:30 PM - Young People's Poet Laureate, Jacqueline Woodson, childhood unfolds in poems.

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jacqueline Woodson

10/20

The Excellent Lombards - Jane Hamilton - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

The Excellent Lombards

Jane Hamilton

7:30 PM - Best-selling author Hamilton shares her latest coming-of-age novel

The Excellent Lombards

Jane Hamilton

10/21

High School Friday 2016 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 9:00am</span>

High School Friday 2016

9:00 AM - A great opportunity for high school students in Madison to experience a wide-range of programming!

High School Friday 2016

10/21

Some Like it Cold - Larry Williams - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Some Like it Cold

Larry Williams

3:00 PM - Surfing legend Williams shares the true story of how he transformed Sheboygan into a surf destinatio

Some Like it Cold

Larry Williams

10/21

Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined - Andre Darlington - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined

Andre Darlington

5:30 PM - Darlington shows how to mix craft cocktails and gives the history of classic recipes & spirits

Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined

Andre Darlington

10/21

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2016 - Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, &amp; Letters - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2016

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:30 PM - Readings from this year's poetry and prose Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest.

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2016

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/21

First Wave Voices - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

First Wave Voices

First Wave

5:30 PM - First Wave poets put their spin on the global languages of hip hop with responses by artists.

First Wave Voices

First Wave

10/21

Under the Harrow - Flynn Berry - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry

6:00 PM - Flynn Berry presents her debut novel, a chilling story with a sharpness Gillian Flynn fans will love

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry

10/21

Wisconsin on the Air - Jack Mitchell - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Wisconsin on the Air

Jack Mitchell

6:00 PM - Peek behind the microphones in this history of Wisconsin Public Radio.

Wisconsin on the Air

Jack Mitchell

10/21

The Pleasure of His Company - Randall Duk Kim - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Pleasure of His Company

Randall Duk Kim, Anne Occhiogrosso

7:00 PM - Performance pieces combine Shakespearean dramatic scenes and celebrations of his literature.

The Pleasure of His Company

Randall Duk Kim, Anne Occhiogrosso

10/21

Everything We Always Knew Was True - James Galvin - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Everything We Always Knew Was True

James Galvin

7:30 PM - Galvin turns to highly imagistic yet intimate narratives to rain down compassion within isolation.

Everything We Always Knew Was True

James Galvin

10/21

A Perfect Score - Craig Hall - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

A Perfect Score

Craig Hall

7:30 PM - Hall recounts his climb to receiving an elusive perfect score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A Perfect Score

Craig Hall

10/21

American Panic - Mark Stein - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

American Panic

Mark Stein

7:30 PM - Stein gets to the heart of what drives American political panic and why certain people succumb to it

American Panic

Mark Stein

10/21

Tetris: The Games People Play - Box Brown - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown

7:30 PM - Brown untangles Tetris’ complex history and delves into games’ role in art, culture, and commerce

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown

10/21

Murder on the Quai - Cara Black - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Murder on the Quai

Cara Black

7:30 PM - Black presents her latest Aimée Leduc mystery

Murder on the Quai

Cara Black

10/21

Global Voices of Multicultural Arts Showcase - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 8:00pm</span>

Global Voices of Multicultural Arts Showcase

First Wave

8:00 PM - Celebrate the arrival of First Wave’s 10th cohort through a special showcase performance

Global Voices of Multicultural Arts Showcase

First Wave

10/21

Last Night's Reading - Kate Gavino - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 9:00pm</span>

Last Night's Reading

Kate Gavino

9:00 PM - Gavino shares her book; a love letter to the joy of seeing your favorite author up close & personal

Last Night's Reading

Kate Gavino

10/22

Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale - Friends of the CCBC - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 9:00am</span>

Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

9:00 AM - Friends of the CCBC are happy host their Fall Book Sale with super bargains on books for a cause.

Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

10/22

Hip Hop Education Summit - Jeff Chang - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:00am</span>

Hip Hop Education Summit

Jeff Chang, Chris Emdin, First Wave, Brian Mooney

10:00 AM - Workshops and break outs showcasing the power and potential of using hip hop in the classroom.

Hip Hop Education Summit

Jeff Chang, Chris Emdin, First Wave, Brian Mooney

10/22

On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota - Don Sanford - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota

Don Sanford

10:30 AM - The story of the people, places, and events that have shaped the shoreline of Lake Mendota.

On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota

Don Sanford

10/22

I Will Send Rain - Rae Meadows - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

I Will Send Rain

Rae Meadows

10:30 AM - Meadows shares a piercing story of family, resilience, and fierce love set in the Dust Bowl years

I Will Send Rain

Rae Meadows

10/22

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish - Salina Yoon - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish

Salina Yoon

10:30 AM - Salina Yoon presents her two latest children's books.

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish

Salina Yoon

10/22

The Song Poet - Kao Kalia Yang - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

The Song Poet

Kao Kalia Yang

10:30 AM - The story of Bee Yang, a song poet who sacrificed much to build a future for his children in America

The Song Poet

Kao Kalia Yang

10/22

Miss Paul & The President - Dean Robbins - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Miss Paul & The President

Dean Robbins

10:30 AM - Alice Paul shows voters-to-be how important it is to never back down from a cause you believe in!

Miss Paul & The President

Dean Robbins

10/22

The Way to the Spring - Ben Ehrenreich - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The Way to the Spring

Ben Ehrenreich

12:00 PM - Ordinary Palestinians and telling their story with surpassing literary power and grace.

The Way to the Spring

Ben Ehrenreich

10/22

Weapons of Math Destruction - Cathy O&#039;Neil - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

12:00 PM - O’Neil digs into the mathematical engines running the modern world; a warning of software’s tyranny

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

10/22

The Fever of 1721 - Stephen Coss - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The Fever of 1721

Stephen Coss

12:00 PM - Coss discusses The Boston smallpox epidemic of 1721, a prominent turning point in American history

The Fever of 1721

Stephen Coss

10/22

Atlas Obscura - Ella Morton - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Atlas Obscura

Ella Morton

12:00 PM - Anyone can be a tourist. Atlas Obscura is for the explorer.

Atlas Obscura

Ella Morton

10/22

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay - Kelly Harms - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

Kelly Harms

12:00 PM - Madison author Kelly Harms trains her eye on the love lives of Lily Stewart and Ben Hutchinson.

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

Kelly Harms

10/22

The 100 Year Miracle - Ashley Ream - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:00pm</span>

The 100 Year Miracle

Ashley Ream

1:00 PM - Ashley Ream presents her latest whip-smart, powerful and captivating novel: The 100 Year Miracle

The 100 Year Miracle

Ashley Ream

10/22

Utopia is Creepy - Nicholas Carr - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

Utopia is Creepy

Nicholas Carr

1:30 PM - Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow

Utopia is Creepy

Nicholas Carr

10/22

The Midnight Star - Marie Lu - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

The Midnight Star

Marie Lu

1:30 PM - The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series.

The Midnight Star

Marie Lu

10/22

Days of Awe - Lauren Fox - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

Days of Awe

Lauren Fox

1:30 PM - Fox brings us a daring book that explores marriage, motherhood, and the surprising shape of new love

Days of Awe

Lauren Fox

10/22

Fates & Traitors - Jennifer Chiaverini - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

Fates & Traitors

Jennifer Chiaverini

1:30 PM - A riveting work of historical fiction about John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his secret

Fates & Traitors

Jennifer Chiaverini

10/22

America's War for the Greater Middle East - Andrew Bacevich - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 2:00pm</span>

America's War for the Greater Middle East

Andrew Bacevich

2:00 PM - Colonel & author Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East

America's War for the Greater Middle East

Andrew Bacevich

10/22

Finding an Agent Workshop - Chloe Benjamin - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Finding an Agent Workshop

Chloe Benjamin

3:00 PM - How does an author find an agent?

Finding an Agent Workshop

Chloe Benjamin

10/22

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir - Thomas Pecore Weso - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

Thomas Pecore Weso

3:00 PM - Tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook's journey through Wisconsin's north woods.

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

Thomas Pecore Weso

10/22

The Hopefuls - Jennifer Close - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

3:00 PM - A glorious send­up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage­.

The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

10/22

Thrill Me - Benjamin Percy - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Thrill Me

Benjamin Percy

3:00 PM - Percy discovers how contemporary writers engage writing in service of one dictum: Thrill the reader

Thrill Me

Benjamin Percy

10/22

The Sacred Disease - Kristin Seaborg - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

The Sacred Disease

Kristin Seaborg

3:00 PM - A memoir of discovery, acceptance, and hope.

The Sacred Disease

Kristin Seaborg

10/22

We Gon' Be Alright - Jeff Chang - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang

3:00 PM - Powerful essays taking a wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests

We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang

10/22

After the Dam - Amy Hassinger - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

After the Dam

Amy Hassinger

4:30 PM - A gripping novel depicting the transformative power of motherhood with honesty, wit, and compassion.

After the Dam

Amy Hassinger

10/22

Against Everything - Mark Greif - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

Against Everything

Mark Greif

4:30 PM - Essays address key topics in the cultural and intellectual life of our time.

Against Everything

Mark Greif

10/22

The Millionaire and The Bard - Andrea Mays - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

The Millionaire and The Bard

Andrea Mays

4:30 PM - The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

The Millionaire and The Bard

Andrea Mays

10/22

Children of the New World - Alexander Weinstein - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 5:00pm</span>

Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein

5:00 PM - Weinstein grapples with how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies shapes our society

Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein

10/22

Mapping the Heavens -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Mapping the Heavens

6:00 PM - Yale professor Natarajan discusses her book on the “greatest hits” of cosmological discoveries

Mapping the Heavens

10/22

Lions - Bonnie Nadzam - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Lions

Bonnie Nadzam

6:00 PM - An arresting novel about a young couple whose love is threatened by the arrival of a stranger.

Lions

Bonnie Nadzam

10/22

Teaching Hip Hop Culture - Brian Mooney - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Teaching Hip Hop Culture

Brian Mooney, Chris Emdin

6:00 PM - Two leading hip hop scholars put forward innovative approaches to transforming education.

Teaching Hip Hop Culture

Brian Mooney, Chris Emdin

10/22

The Politics of Resentment - Kathy Cramer - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

The Politics of Resentment

Kathy Cramer

6:00 PM - The Politics of Resentment shows that rural resentment plays a major role in dividing America.

The Politics of Resentment

Kathy Cramer

10/22

Big Ideas, Busy People: Shakespeare's Genome? - Joshua Calhoun - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Big Ideas, Busy People: Shakespeare's Genome?

Joshua Calhoun

7:00 PM - Five leading thinkers will feature their groundbreaking work at this unique event.

Big Ideas, Busy People: Shakespeare's Genome?

Joshua Calhoun

10/22

Nothing Ever Dies & The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Nothing Ever Dies & The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

7:30 PM - Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss his two latest books

Nothing Ever Dies & The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

10/22

Finding the Flavors We Lost - Patric Kuh - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 8:00pm</span>

Finding the Flavors We Lost

Patric Kuh

8:00 PM - An exploration of our cultural demand for “artisanal” foods in a world dominated by corporate food.

Finding the Flavors We Lost

Patric Kuh

10/22

Hue-Man featuring Rain Wilson - Rain Wilson - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 8:00pm</span>

Hue-Man featuring Rain Wilson

Rain Wilson

8:00 PM - Perform pieces that will broaden, deepen, and stimulate conversations about policing.

Hue-Man featuring Rain Wilson

Rain Wilson

10/22

I'm Judging You - Luvvie Ajayi - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 9:00pm</span>

I'm Judging You

Luvvie Ajayi

9:00 PM - Culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com gives advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays

I'm Judging You

Luvvie Ajayi

10/23

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company  - Michael Lenehan - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company

Michael Lenehan

10:30 AM - Much Ado provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the lauded American Players Theatre

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company

Michael Lenehan

10/23

Run for Literacy 2016 - Literacy Network - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Run for Literacy 2016

Literacy Network

10:30 AM - Support the Literacy Network's effort to support adults in Dane County to learn literacy skills.

Run for Literacy 2016

Literacy Network

10/23

Braving It - James Campbell - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Braving It

James Campbell

10:30 AM - An ode to disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on the role of nature in a child's life.

Braving It

James Campbell

10/23

North of Dixie - Mark Speltz - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

North of Dixie

Mark Speltz

10:30 AM - Speltz adds to the scope of the civil rights movement with images of activists outside the South

North of Dixie

Mark Speltz

10/23

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting - Anne Trubek - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

Anne Trubek

12:00 PM - Trubek argues that the decline of handwriting in daily life does not signal civilization's decline.

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

Anne Trubek

10/23

Book of Hulga - Rita Mae Reese - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Book of Hulga

Rita Mae Reese

12:00 PM - Reese shares her latest book of poetry that wrestles with the long shadow of Flannery O'Connor

Book of Hulga

Rita Mae Reese

10/23

Performing New Lives - Jonathan Shailor  - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Performing New Lives

Jonathan Shailor

12:00 PM - Shailor discusses his new book on the first years of The Shakespeare Prison Project

Performing New Lives

Jonathan Shailor

10/23

All the Little Liars - Charlaine Harris - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

All the Little Liars

Charlaine Harris

1:30 PM - Charlaine Harris presents the latest novel in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series

All the Little Liars

Charlaine Harris

11/1

Evicted - Matthew Desmond - <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Evicted

Matthew Desmond

7:00 PM - In partnership with Go Big Read, Wisconsin Book Festival presents Matthew Desmond for Evicted

Evicted

Matthew Desmond

11/9

I Must Be Living Twice - Eileen Myles - <span class="date-display-single">11/09/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

I Must Be Living Twice

Eileen Myles

7:00 PM - Eileen Myles discusses her 1994 novel and latest book of poetry

I Must Be Living Twice

Eileen Myles

Previous 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

1/13

The Drifter - Nicholas Petrie - <span class="date-display-single">01/13/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Drifter

Nicholas Petrie

7:00 PM - A stunning exploration of the lives of returning veterans cloaked in a riveting thriller.

The Drifter

Nicholas Petrie

2/19

People Get Ready - John Nichols - <span class="date-display-single">02/19/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

People Get Ready

John Nichols, Robert McChesney

7:00 PM - Join Bob McChasney & John Nichols for a publication celebration of their newest book.

People Get Ready

John Nichols, Robert McChesney

2/26

Why The Right Went Wrong  - EJ Dionne - <span class="date-display-single">02/26/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Why The Right Went Wrong

EJ Dionne

7:00 PM - Dionne explains the unrest and discontent on the Right and the Republican Party’s bitter civil war

Why The Right Went Wrong

EJ Dionne

3/3

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry - Bruce Andrews - <span class="date-display-single">03/03/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry

Bruce Andrews

7:00 PM - Experimental poetry never limited by disciplinary boundaries.

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry

Bruce Andrews

3/17

Circling the Sun - Paula McLain - <span class="date-display-single">03/17/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Circling the Sun

Paula McLain

7:00 PM - The acclaimed author of The Paris Wife, returns with her highly anticipated historical novel.

Circling the Sun

Paula McLain

3/21

Two If By Sea - Jacquelyn Mitchard - <span class="date-display-single">03/21/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Two If By Sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard

7:00 PM - Mitchard's new novel about the best and worst in people and even heroism in ordinary life.

Two If By Sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard

4/12

Summerlost - Ally Condie - <span class="date-display-single">04/12/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Summerlost

Ally Condie

7:00 PM - Ally Condie, author of the MATCHED series, joins us for her middle-grade debut!

Summerlost

Ally Condie

4/13

H Is For Hawk & Shaler's Fish - Helen MacDonald - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

H Is For Hawk & Shaler's Fish

Helen MacDonald

7:00 PM - Celebrate the paperback release of her sensational memoir and her marvelous debut poetry collection.

H Is For Hawk & Shaler's Fish

Helen MacDonald

4/16

A Voice From The Field - Neal Griffin - <span class="date-display-single">04/16/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

A Voice From The Field

Neal Griffin

7:00 PM - The second novel by acclaimed author Neal Griffin, a twenty-five year veteran of law enforcement

A Voice From The Field

Neal Griffin

4/28

Humanities Without Boundaries - Agnès B. - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Humanities Without Boundaries

Agnès B.

7:30 PM - An evening with the acclaimed fashion designer and artist

Humanities Without Boundaries

Agnès B.

5/5

The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl - <span class="date-display-single">05/05/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl

7:00 PM - A page-turning journey to the heart of a lost era.

The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl

5/12

Happy Money - Michael Norton - <span class="date-display-single">05/12/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

Happy Money

Michael Norton

4:00 PM - A detailed guide to how you can get more happiness for your money.

Happy Money

Michael Norton

5/16

Born Survivors - Wendy Holden - <span class="date-display-single">05/16/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Born Survivors

Wendy Holden

6:00 PM - Wendy Holden and special guests Dr. Mark Olsky and Larry Koskiek for a reading and discussion!

Born Survivors

Wendy Holden

5/18

Democracy Now! - Amy Goodman - <span class="date-display-single">05/18/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

7:30 PM - A celebration of the acclaimed television and radio news program Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

5/19

Rappin' Ricky Block Party at Breese Stevens Bodega - Rodney Lucas - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Rappin' Ricky Block Party at Breese Stevens Bodega

Rodney Lucas

6:00 PM - F. Stokes reads from Rappin' Ricky: Block Party at 6pm in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festiv

Rappin' Ricky Block Party at Breese Stevens Bodega

Rodney Lucas

6/24

Women Street Artists of Latin America - Lauren Gucik &amp; Rachel Cassandra - <span class="date-display-single">06/24/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Women Street Artists of Latin America

Lauren Gucik & Rachel Cassandra

7:00 PM - A discussion on street art and social issues, followed by crafts for all ages.

Women Street Artists of Latin America

Lauren Gucik & Rachel Cassandra

7/20

Summer Library Carnival - Justin Roberts - <span class="date-display-single">07/20/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Summer Library Carnival

Justin Roberts

10:30 AM - Celebrate reading at an event co-sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts & Madison Public Library.

Summer Library Carnival

Justin Roberts

8/2

Going for Wisconsin Gold - Jessie Garcia - <span class="date-display-single">08/02/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Going for Wisconsin Gold

Jessie Garcia

7:00 PM - Jessie Garcia and Wisconsin Olympians discuss the lives of athletes and their quest for gold!

Going for Wisconsin Gold

Jessie Garcia

9/2

Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide - Darryl &quot;DMC&quot; McDaniels - <span class="date-display-single">09/02/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

7:00 PM - A memoir of redemption for anyone lost, with no guidance, and seemingly no place to turn.

Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

9/8

Wisconsin Storytime -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/08/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Wisconsin Storytime

6:00 PM - Designs encompass the diverse talent pool of artists as well as diversity of Wisconsin stories.

Wisconsin Storytime

9/19

The Assassination Complex - Jeremy Scahill - <span class="date-display-single">09/19/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Assassination Complex

Jeremy Scahill

7:00 PM - Scahill exposes stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy

The Assassination Complex

Jeremy Scahill

9/23

Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania - Charles Monroe-Kane - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania

Charles Monroe-Kane

7:00 PM - Monroe-Kane speaks on his memoir that blends engaging charm with unflinching frankness

Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania

Charles Monroe-Kane

9/23

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Reading

7:00 PM - The Tupelo Press 30/30 Project is a unique poem-a-day project and fundraiser which takes poetry out

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project Reading

9/27

Give Us The Ballot - Ari Berman - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Give Us The Ballot

Ari Berman

7:00 PM - Berman charts the transformation of American democracy under the VRA from 1965 to today

Give Us The Ballot

Ari Berman


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