Since early April, the Wisconsin Book Festival has been presenting regular author programs online via Crowdcast. These live-stream events are archived so they can be watched at your convenience. The festival also partners with other book festivals on occasion to bring even more author talks to our community.

Upcoming events include:

  • Quichotte by best-selling author Salman Rushdie, June 17, 7 p.m. This event is presented in partnership with the Believer Festival, Literary Arts and The Loft’s WordPlay. 
  • Our Time Is Now by national leader and best-selling author Stacey Abrams, June 18, 7 p.m. Abrams will appear in conversation with Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. This event is the 2020 Cheryl Rosen Weston MemorialLecture. Free copies of Our Time Is Now will be mailed to the first 600 attendees.
  • The Lightness by Emily Temple, June 22, 7 p.m. Temple will appear in conversation with Madison author Chloe Benjamin.
  • The Second Home by Madison novelist Christina Clancy, June 29, 7 p.m.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction winner The Yellow House by Sarah Broom, July 14, 7 p.m. Broom will appear live in conversation with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.
  • In Praise of Walking by experimental brain research professor Shane O’Mara and The Nature Fix by Outside magazine Contributing Editor Florence Williams, July 23, 7 p.m.
  • Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy by nonfiction author and journalist Larry Tye, July 29, 6 p.m. This event is presented in partnership with the Madison Institute.

 All programs are free, but registration on Crowdcast is required in advance. Visit the schedule at wisconsinbookfestival.orgwhere you’ll find a Crowdcast registration link for each event.