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5 Ways You Can Support the Wisconsin Book Festival

Attend and participate in festival events. This is the most fun, simple way to show that our festival is strong and enriches life in Madison. 

Volunteer. A festival of this scale requires many volunteers. There are a variety of jobs available; email wbfvolunteers@ to learn more. Training sessions are scheduled for early October. 

Become a Book Fest Benefactor. The foundation offers a VIP sponsorship package for those who share a passion for author events. Benefactors receive reserved seating at events, an invitation to a private author reception, event recognition and complimentary tickets to fundraisers. Email jcollins@ or call 608.266.6318 for details. 

Make a donation. We need your support! The foundation must raise more than $120,000 annually for the festival. Donate at or look for a donation envelope in Isthmus the week of the festival. 

Share festival news. Demonstrate your excitement about the festival through word of mouth, by forwarding emails, and by posting or re-posting on social media. Follow the Wisconsin Book Festival on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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