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The combined logos of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and the 2011 Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival is a free, five-day program of public events that takes place every October in downtown Madison. It is the state's largest literary festival, drawing thousands of attendees annually. Since its inception in 2002, the Wisconsin Book Festival has been a showcase for literary talent from across the state of Wisconsin and beyond. It is a forum for people to come together and sit face to face and side by side, to talk and listen, whisper, laugh, sing, sign, write notes, tell jokes and give voice to their ideas.

'Voices' the Theme of the 2011 Book Festival

The theme this year is "Voices." From the baby's first cry to the priest's last rites, from the town crier to the traveling troubadour, the author, the poet, the scribe, the translator, the singer, the songwriter and the radio DJ, it is our voices, both literal and literary, that bring us together to share and connect, articulate and express, celebrate and defend, object and encourage. Visit the Wisconsin Book Festival website for more details.

Wisconsin Historical Society Press Book Events

This year's Wisconsin Book Festival will feature appearances by several Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors who will discusss and sign copies of their books.

Buy Featured Books at the Book Festival or Online

All featured Wisconsin Historical Society Press books will be available for purchase at Wisconsin Book Festival events or from the Wisconsin Historical Museum and its online store. All Wisconsin Book Festival events are free and open to the public. The Wisconsin Book Festival is a presentation of the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

:: Posted October 20, 2011

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