Two-Dozen Wisconsin Writers to Speak at Festival
Foundation News–While the Wisconsin Book Festival features nationally and internationally recognized authors each year, it also serves as a “home” festival of sorts to Wisconsin authors.
Wisconsin Book Festival Authors in the Running for National Book Awards
Foundation News–Did you know that two of Wisconsin Book Festival’s own authors are finalists for National Book Awards? New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson is a finalist in the fiction category with her book Another Brooklyn. For his book Nothing Ever Dies, Pulitzer Price-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a finalist in the nonfiction category.
Year-Round Book Fest Reaches Pinnacle
Wisconsin State Journal–Under the Madison Public Library Foundation’s leadership, the Wisconsin Book Festival has morphed from a once-a-year frenzy for literature lovers into a year-round event series culminating in a four-day celebration in the fall. That celebration begins this week with more than 70 events in Downtown Madison.
Classics for a Cause: Authors of ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’ host benefit for Pinney Library
Isthmus–In We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, local authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner explain the role music played in the lives of American soldiers serving in a strange and foreign land. On Sept. 30, they’ll share those stories through the actual words and voices of veterans who survived the war, as well as live performances of the songs that got them through it.
2016 Year-End Gifts Surpass Fundraising Goal by $50,000
Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation exceeded the 2016 fundraising goal for its annual fund by $50,000, thanks to an anonymous $50,000 matching gift that encouraged a flurry of year-end donations.