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Wisconsin Book Festival Schedule Launch Party Aug. 21

Wisconsin Book Festival members, benefactors, sponsors and media are invited to a Schedule Launch Party at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, on the third floor of Central Library to celebrate the release of the four-day festival author lineup.

Refreshments will be served, and festival Director Conor Moran will lead a presentation about the schedule. The event will be hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss.

“The Wisconsin Book Festival is one of the jewels of Madison, an event that I look forward to every year as an author and book lover,” Maraniss said. “Madison Public Library is a perfect venue, compact and accessible, and the audiences are always supportive and inquisitive. Whether I'm presenting my own book at the festival or holding a conversation with a fellow writer, I always enjoy the experience and learn from it.” 

Media planning to attend the launch party are asked to RSVP via email to

The Wisconsin Book Festival is made possible due to generous support from Signature Sponsor Marvin J. Levy and the following lead sponsors: American Girl’s Fund for Children, the Bass Family, the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Nimick Forbesway Foundation, UW-Madison Memorial Library, Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries and Wisconsin Humanities Council.

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An audience member asks a question at a 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival author event.

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