Wisconsin Book Festival Announces February/March Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:08pm

This year’s four-day Wisconsin Book Festival will take place October 17-20, 2019, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.  But the festival hosts opportunities to meet and hear local and national authors all year round! The February/March lineup of free events includes:

  • Chigozie Obioma, for An Orchestra of Minorities – February 6, 7 pm
  • Ha Jin, for The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai – February 7, 7 pm
  • Muriel Simms, for Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families – February 9, 3 pm
  • Susan Gloss, for The Curiosities – February 12, 7 pm
  • Gaylord Schanilec, for Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History – February 15, 5 pm at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St.
  • Emily Wilson, for The Odyssey – February 28, 7:30 pm
  • Derrick Barnes, for The Crown – March 6, 10 am
  • Mitchell Jackson, for Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family – March 8, 6 pm
  • Sonya Renee Taylor, for The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love – March 11, 7 pm at Mitby Theater, 3550 Anderson Street
  • Tiana Clark, for I Can’t Talk About the Trees without the Blood – March 12, 7 pm
  • Amber Tamblyn, for Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution – March 13, 7 pm
  • 2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading – March 25, 7 pm

All events are held at Madison’s Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., unless otherwise indicated.  More events will be added throughout the year. See all events at wisconsinbookfestival.org, and sign up to receive monthly event announcements.

The Wisconsin Book Festival is hosted by Madison Public Library in partnership with Madison Public Library Foundation. Festival sponsors make this event possible through their private support. 2018-2019 Wisconsin Book Festival sponsors include: Signature Sponsor Marvin J. Levy; Festival Sponsors American Girl’s Fund for Children, The Bass Family, Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries and UW-Madison Memorial Library, Nimick Forbesway Foundation, Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, and Wisconsin Humanities Council; Contributing Sponsors Capitol Lakes, Tana Elias & Andrew Clarkowski, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., Madison Gas & Electric Foundation, Nancy Pandhi & Alex Young, Stafford Rosenbaum, University Research Park, and Cheryl Rosen Weston; and Event Supporter Alliant Energy Foundation.

In-kind donations from Park Hotel and Media Partners Isthmus and Wisconsin Public Radio also provide festival support. Learn more about funding for the festival at wisconsinbookfestival.org/give.

About the Wisconsin Book Festival
The Wisconsin Book Festival presents national and local authors throughout the year in Madison, Wisconsin, through its four-day literary festival each fall and year-round event series. Founded by the Wisconsin Humanities Council in 2002, responsibility for the festival was assumed by Madison Public Library and its foundation in 2013.  Follow the festival on the web at wisconsinbookfestival.org, Wisconsin Book Festival on Facebook, on Twitter @wibookfestival, or on Instagram @wibookfest.

About Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library’s tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 140 years.  Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days per week and welcome over 2 million visits each year. For more information, visit madisonpubliclibrary.org, facebook.com/madisonpubliclibrary or @madisonlibrary on Twitter and Instagram.

About Madison Public Library Foundation
Madison Public Library Foundation promotes and supports Madison Public Library’s facilities, services and programs. Established in 1993, the foundation provides annual project grants, raises funds for capital projects, and promotes awareness of the library and its programs. Learn how to support Madison’s libraries at mplfoundation.org, on the foundation’s Facebook page, and @mplfoundation on Twitter and Instagram.