Wisconsin Book Festival (October 10-14)

October 4th, 2007

Need some opportunities to feed the mind and stir the soul? If so, consider taking a break to cozy up to the bountiful harvest of author presentations and book discussion forums that comprise the sixth annual Wisconsin Book Festival. (Apologies for my lavish use of feeding/harvest metaphor but if there any better illustration for that which the season implies and good literature can inspire?!)


The theme for the book festival this year is that of “domestic tranquility” and what that may connote for writers and their readers. Featured speakers include: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rick Bass, T.C. Boyle, Ana Castillo, Michael Cunningham, Susan Faludi, Kirin Narayan, Michael Perry, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Terry Tempest Williams, among many others.

See the list of presenters.

View the five day schedule of events.

UW-Madison Libraries and the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries are among the festival sponsors.

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