Wisconsin Book Festival

September 13, 2016

Join the Friends at the Wisconsin Book Festival! During this fall’s Festival weekend we will be sponsoring four events that will be presented as part of the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin. These include:

The Pleasure of His Company

With Randall Duk Kim Anne Occhiogrosso

Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Union, Shannon Hall 

Presented in partnership with The Arts Institute and Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016: the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare, an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare’s influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso’s lives and careers for more than four decades.


The Millionaire and the Bard

With Author Andrea Maysthe-millionaire-and-the-bard-9781439118252_lg

Saturday, October 22, 4:30 p.m.
Central Library, Community Rooms 301 & 302

Presented as part of the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, Andrea Mays tells the miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare’s First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession.


Much Ado

With Michael Lenehan

Sunday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.
Central Library, Community Room 301

Presented in partnership with the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, Much Ado provides readers with an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the lauded American Players Theatre, focusing on its 2014 production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.


Performing New Lives

With Author Jonathan Shailor

Sunday, October 23, 12:00 p.m.
Central Library, Community Room 302

Presented as part of the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, Jonathan Shailor will discuss his book, and will share the most recent chapter of his remarkable journey, as revealed in the writings of the prisoners who were a part of it.