(WORT) — Author, actor, and essayist Sarah Vowell will be at the Madison Central Library Friday night as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. Her latest literary work is Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, a humorous and historical portrait of the famous American Revolutionary general.
… and if you’re of a more literary bent, the Wisconsin Book Festival is also upon us. They’re featuring spoken word poetry from First Wave. Willy Ney, Executive Director of the UW Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative joined the Monday Buzz on October 13.
Chris Ware got his start writing comics for the University of Texas’ Daily Texan. Since then, he’s been featured in Art Spiegelman’s RAW, the New York Times Magazine and has published several books, including Building Stories, Acme Novelty Library and Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth. Chris will be speaking at two workshops on […]
What are Zines? On Wednesday on October 9th, our host Karma Chavez was joined by Dan Wang, Sarah Rodgers, and Liz Barr, Madison Print and Resist organizers, to talk about their upcoming event during the Wisconsin Book Festival.
As we mark the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s horrific murder this month, a new book questions whether his death was the result of a hate crime, or based in a history of drug abuse and a sexual relationship with one of his assailants. On Monday October 7th, our host John Quinlan discussed the book, “The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Mattew Shepard” with author Stephen Jimenez.
The twelfth Wisconsin Book Festival is coming up this month. For the first time, the festival is the purview of the Madison Public Library, who inherited it from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than 50 events incorporating literature, film, art, and performance. […]