OCTOBER 11-14, 2018

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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8/30

Pieces of Her -   - <span class="date-display-single">08/30/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

7:00 PM - Can you ever truly escape your past?

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

9/24

Mango, Abuela, and Me -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Meg Medina

7:00 PM - A Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Meg Medina

9/25

Burn Baby Burn -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/25/2018 - 10:00am</span>

Burn Baby Burn

Meg Medina

10:00 AM - Meg Medina will visit schools in the Madison area.

Burn Baby Burn

Meg Medina

9/26

There There -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/26/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

There There

Tommy Orange

7:00 PM - A voice full of poetry and rage, a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide.

There There

Tommy Orange

9/27

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

7:00 PM - The grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

10/7

Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/07/2018 - 10:00am</span>

Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat

Amy Pearce-Hayden, Kelly DiNardo

10:00 AM - A Sunday morning brief intro into the sutras and a guided meditation.

Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat

Amy Pearce-Hayden, Kelly DiNardo

10/9

How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/09/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality

Erin Clune

7:00 PM - Priceless stories of own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin.

How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality

Erin Clune

10/16

Virgil Wander -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

7:00 PM - A swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest.

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

10/16

Go Big Read: The Death and Life in the Great Lakes -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Go Big Read: The Death and Life in the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

7:00 PM - Go Big Read presents an ode to the majesty and history of this national treasure: The Great Lakes.

Go Big Read: The Death and Life in the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

10/26

We Can't Breathe -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/26/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

We Can't Breathe

Jabari Asim

7:00 PM - Essays that reveal black voices telling their own stories.

We Can't Breathe

Jabari Asim

11/12

The Library Book -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

7:00 PM - A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

Previous 2018 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

1/17

The Immortalists -   - <span class="date-display-single">01/17/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

7:00 PM - If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

1/31

Eternal Life -   - <span class="date-display-single">01/31/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Eternal Life

Dara Horn

7:00 PM - A novel that explores what it might mean to live forever.

Eternal Life

Dara Horn

2/1

Bright Dead Things -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/01/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Bright Dead Things

Ada Limón

7:00 PM - The latest poems from National Book Award Finalist, Ada Limón

Bright Dead Things

Ada Limón

2/19

The Philosopher's Flight -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/19/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

The Philosopher's Flight

Tom Miller

6:00 PM - A fantastical reimagining of American history and a beautifully composed coming-of-age tale.

The Philosopher's Flight

Tom Miller

3/6

American Philosophy: A Love Story -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/06/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

American Philosophy: A Love Story

John Kaag

7:00 PM - The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around.

American Philosophy: A Love Story

John Kaag

3/12

The Gender Effect -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Gender Effect

Kathryn Moeller

7:00 PM - UW Professor, Kathryn Moeller, discusses her exploration of women and girls in the new world economy

The Gender Effect

Kathryn Moeller

3/19

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/19/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

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

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

3/22

Core Samples From The World -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/22/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Core Samples From The World

Forrest Gander

6:00 PM - New poems from one of our most formally restless poets.

Core Samples From The World

Forrest Gander

4/5

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/05/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2017-18 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

4/12

Gold Fame Citrus -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins

7:00 PM - Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape.

Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins

4/13

Clean -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Clean

David Sheff

12:00 PM - A powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.

Clean

David Sheff

4/18

Sleeping Giant -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Sleeping Giant

Tamara Draut

7:00 PM - How a newly energized working class is far along in the process of changing America for the better.

Sleeping Giant

Tamara Draut

4/19

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/19/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

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

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

4/26

When -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/26/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

When

Dan Pink

12:00 PM - Unlock the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

When

Dan Pink

4/26

When -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/26/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

When

Dan Pink

7:00 PM - A public event with Dan Pink about he scientific secrets to good timing.

When

Dan Pink

4/27

The Intellectual in Public Life -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/27/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Intellectual in Public Life

Alexander Star

7:00 PM - What is the role of intellectual expertise and debate in public life?

The Intellectual in Public Life

Alexander Star

5/3

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/03/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Carrie Lorig

7:00 PM - The 2018 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony, featuring poet Carrie Lorig

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Carrie Lorig

5/19

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2018 - 1:00pm</span>

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas & Eloisa Gómez

1:00 PM - Celebrate the progress of this important oral history project!

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas & Eloisa Gómez

6/20

So You Want To Talk About Race -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/20/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

7:00 PM - A book for people of all colors and backgrounds.

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

6/23

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/23/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Cecile Richards, Lauren Peterson

7:00 PM - Richards presents a timely and important message: To make change, you have to make trouble.

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Cecile Richards, Lauren Peterson

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