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Join Us at These Upcoming Wisconsin Book Festival Events

The Wisconsin Book Festival has a great lineup for early April! As Wisconsin’s premier literary platform, the festival includes these events and more throughout the year, and will culminate in a four-day event November 2-5.

 The UW-Madison Poetry MFA Graduates Reading will be Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Community Room 301 at Central Library, presented in partnership with the Program in Creative Writing. Graduating MFA poets Alisha Dietzman, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Thiahera Nurse, Carolyn Orosz and Leslie Sainz will read selections of their work.

Also on Monday, April 3, Margaret Atwood will discuss Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting the Tempest in the 21st Century at 7:30 p.m. in Varsity Hall at Union South. Atwood will talk about the writing of her newest novel, a modernized version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

The Collapsing Empire will be Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Community Room 301 and 302 at Central Library. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed science fiction writer John Scalzi will discuss his newest novel—and the beginning of an exciting new saga.

For more information on these events and more, visit You can make a donation to support free, year-round festival programming at

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