2013 Wisconsin Book Festival – Oct 17-20
The Wisconsin Book Festival is settling well into its new home with a fresh direction, centralized venues, and an enthusiastic event coordinator, Conor Moran.
“About half of the events will take place in the beautiful spaces at Central Library to give the festival a geographical home,” says Moran. “As always, the audience will see a mix of Wisconsin's literary talents as well as some of the national voices that can contribute to the Wisconsin conversation.”
More than 50 programs incorporating literature, spoken word, art, and performance will take place October 17 – 20, but the festival doesn’t stop there. Wisconsin Book Festival programming will take place in branch libraries and other venues all year long.
This past April, the book festival partnered with UW-Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives for events featuring authors Adam Mansbach and H. Samy Alim.
Mansbach featured his New York Times bestseller at Bedtime Stories, in an adult’s only story time, and Alim addressed language and racial politics at Articulate While Black.
In May, award-winning journalists and authors of More Than They Bargained For, Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, shared their inside account of the 2011-2012 struggle over collective bargaining in Madison. David Rhodes also debuted Jewelweed, the follow up to his 2008 novel Driftless, at Sequoya library.