NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

7/7

The Hour of Land - Terry Tempest Williams - <span class="date-display-single">07/07/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

7:00 PM - A meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

Previous 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

1/17

If Our Bodies Could Talk - James Hamblin - <span class="date-display-single">01/17/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

7:00 PM - James Hamblin presents a book about how bodies word in a world full of myths and misinformation.

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

2/13

Spiral Staircase - Sho Sugita - <span class="date-display-single">02/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Spiral Staircase

Sho Sugita

7:00 PM - The first definitive volume of Hirato Renkichi’s futurist poems to appear in English.

Spiral Staircase

Sho Sugita

2/16

Learning to Stay - Erin Celello - <span class="date-display-single">02/16/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Learning to Stay

Erin Celello, James Devita

7:00 PM - Author Erin Celello and playwright James DeVita discuss adapting Celello’s novel for the stage.

Learning to Stay

Erin Celello, James Devita

2/20

Bobby Kennedy - Larry Tye - <span class="date-display-single">02/20/2017 - 6:30pm</span>

Bobby Kennedy

Larry Tye

6:30 PM - Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singular figure

Bobby Kennedy

Larry Tye

2/23

Lace & Pyrite - Aimee Nezhukumatathil - <span class="date-display-single">02/23/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Lace & Pyrite

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

7:00 PM - An evening of collaborative poetry and creative nonfiction.

Lace & Pyrite

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

3/2

Night At The Fiestas - Kirstin Valdez Quade - <span class="date-display-single">03/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Night At The Fiestas

Kirstin Valdez Quade

7:00 PM - Unforgettable stories chart the passions and obligations of family life.

Night At The Fiestas

Kirstin Valdez Quade

3/8

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar - Jamey Stillings - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

Jamey Stillings

7:00 PM - An aerial exploration over what has become the world's largest concentrated solar power plant.

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

Jamey Stillings

3/9

Harmless Like You - Rowan Hisayo Buchanan - <span class="date-display-single">03/09/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

7:00 PM - How does a mother desert her son?

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

3/13

The Confessions of Young Nero - Margaret George - <span class="date-display-single">03/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

7:00 PM - Author Margaret George discusses her book "The Confessions of Young Nero" about Nero's rise to power

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

3/16

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite - Melissa Clark - <span class="date-display-single">03/16/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

7:30 PM - More information to come.

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

4/3

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

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

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

4/3

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century - Margaret Atwood - <span class="date-display-single">04/03/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century

Margaret Atwood

7:30 PM - Margaret Atwood discusses her book "Hag-Seed" alongside Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century

Margaret Atwood

4/6

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies - John Jennings - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies

John Jennings

1:00 PM - The event has been canceled due to illness. We are working to reschedule.

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies

John Jennings

4/6

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix - John Jennings - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

John Jennings

6:00 PM - The event has been canceled due to illness. We are working to reschedule.

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

John Jennings

4/8

The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

7:00 PM - John Scalzi returns with the beginning of an exciting new saga: ​The Collapsing Empire.

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

4/13

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2016-17 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

4/14

Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole - <span class="date-display-single">04/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Known and Strange Things

Teju Cole

7:00 PM - Teju Cole will discuss his book "Known and Strange Things," a collection of his works.

Known and Strange Things

Teju Cole

4/18

Lunch for Libraries - Richard Russo - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2017 - 11:30am</span>

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

11:30 AM - This year's Lunch for Libraries will feature author Richard Russo and his book "Everybody's Fool"

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

4/18

Everybody's Fool - Richard Russo - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Everybody's Fool

Richard Russo

7:00 PM - Pulitzer-Prize winner, Richard Russo returns to Bath and revisits beloved characters.

Everybody's Fool

Richard Russo

4/28

A Conversation with Kevin Powell - Kevin Powell - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2017 - 10:00am</span>

A Conversation with Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

10:00 AM - An interactive conversation with Kevin Powell

A Conversation with Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

4/28

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump - Kevin Powell - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump

Kevin Powell

7:00 PM - A community conversation about the state of America.

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump

Kevin Powell

5/4

Imagine Wanting Only This - Kristen Radtke - <span class="date-display-single">05/04/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke, Jamel Brinkley

7:00 PM - A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief.

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke, Jamel Brinkley

5/7

Listen to Your Grandmothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/07/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

Listen to Your Grandmothers

1:00 PM - A gala for Listen to Your Grandmothers and a celebration of the Raging Grannies

Listen to Your Grandmothers

5/10

Pandora's Lab - Paul Offit - <span class="date-display-single">05/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

7:00 PM - What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction?

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

5/18

Chuck Klosterman X - Chuck Klosterman - <span class="date-display-single">05/18/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

7:00 PM - A tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

6/3

Testimony - Scott Turow - <span class="date-display-single">06/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Testimony

Scott Turow

7:00 PM - The newest novel by "the master of the courtroom drama."

Testimony

Scott Turow

6/10

Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer - <span class="date-display-single">06/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

7:00 PM - Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet.

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

6/14

Illusion of Justice - Jerome Buting - <span class="date-display-single">06/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting

7:00 PM - A tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice.

Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting


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