OCTOBER 11-14, 2018

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

19

Apr

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

04/19/2018 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

Presented in partnership with the UW Program in Creative Writing, a reading from the graduating MFA cohort in fiction. This event will feature the work of Madeline Court, Jack Ortiz, Carrie Schuettpelz, & Emily Shetler.

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

26

Apr

When

Dan Pink

04/26/2018 - 12:00pm

Overture Center for the Arts

The Madison Public LIbrary Foundation presents the 2018 Lunch For Libraries. Daniel Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.

 

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

26

Apr

When

Dan Pink

04/26/2018 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Madison Room

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.

 

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

27

Apr

The Intellectual in Public Life

Alexander Star

04/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 302

What is the role of intellectual expertise and debate in public life? Drawing on his experience as an editor at Lingua Franca: the Review of Academic Life, the Boston Globe Ideas section, the New York Times magazine and Farrar Straus Giroux, Alexander Star will discuss the ever-changing nexus of ideas and politics since the 1990s, He will explore the legacy of the 1990s culture wars, the relevance of the humanities in an age dominated by technology and the life sciences, the challenging economics of publishing books and journals, and the circulation of ideas in a time of TED talks and Twitter. He will also examine the possibilities and pitfalls of academic writing for a general audience, and the dilemmas of argument and analysis posed by the Trump presidency. 

 

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

03

May

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Carrie Lorig

05/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

The 2018 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony, featuring poet Carrie Lorig. Presented in partnership with The UW Program in Creative Writing.

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

19

May

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas & Eloisa Gomez

05/19/2018 - 1:00pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

The Wisconsin Historical Society, Somos Latinas Digital History Project participants, coordinators, volunteers, and partners, and the Wisconsin Book Festival invite you to celebrate the progress of this important oral history project.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. celebration conversation in the auditorium, light refreshments and a book signing. Celebrants will have an opportunity to learn about how the Somos Latinas Collection of oral histories, begun in 2012, will be shared with the public and schools, to view the premiere of video-based interviews, to explore the first copies of the Somos Latinas book by Wisconsin Historical Society Press, to peruse Chican@ and Latin@ history with online displays by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, Chicanas Por Mi Raza, to meet the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies students who interviewed the 45 Somos women who made history, and to celebrate the Chican@ and Latin@ women who did so much with so little.

 

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