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Wisconsin Book Festival: A Celebration of Books


The Le Tigre Lounge in Madison, one of the bars featured in "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries," will also be the venue for one of the Wisconsin Book Festival events (photo by Mark Fay)

Nine Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors will be among the presenters at this year's weeklong Wisconsin Book Festival, held from Wednesday, November 7, through Sunday, November 11, at various locations throughout Madison, including presentations at the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Author presentations include a special book talk from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, November 10, at Le Tigre Lounge in Madison (pictured above), one of 70 bars and breweries featured in 'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries.' Co-authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz will talk about the making of the book. The event will also feature a special preview of the companion Wisconsin Public Television documentary, 'Bottoms Up: Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries.' The event is free and open to the public, and the authors and documentary producer David Hestad will be on hand to sign books.

More Book Festival Events

Other Book Festival events featuring Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors include:

Thursday, November 8

  • 5:30 pm — "Labor History for Kids: An Adult Conversation"
    A joint presentation with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' Bobbie Malone, editor of 'Blue Jenkins: Working for Workers' by Julie Pferdehirt, and Christopher Cardinale and George Ella Lyon, co-authors of 'Which Side Are You On?"
    Overture Center, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 201 State Street

Saturday, November 10

  • 9:45 am — "Lost Stories of Frank Lloyd Wright"
    A joint presentation with Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Ron McCrea, who wrote 'Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss,' and authors of other books about Frank Lloyd Wright.
    Overture Center, Promenade Hall, 201 State Street
  • 10 am — "Serving Up Wisconsin History"
    Presented by Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors Bobbie Malone and Terese Allen, who co-authored 'Flavor of Wisconsin for Kids.'
    Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street
  • 2:45 pm — "Poles in Wisconsin"
    Presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' Susan Gibson Mikoś, author of 'Poles in Wisconsin.'
    Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street
  • 4 pm — "Loss and Discovery on Wisconsin's Waterways"
    A joint presentation with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' Milton Bates, author of 'The Bark River Chronicles: Stories from a Wisconsin Watershed,' and Brad Steinmetz, author of "That Dam History."
    Overture Center, Rotunda Studio, 201 State Street
  • 5:15 pm — "The Roots of Conservationism"
    A joint presentation with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press' Bill Tischler, author of 'Jens Jensen: Writings Inspired by Nature,' and Tim Southwick Johnson, author of "Sand County Songs."
    Overture Center, Wisconsin Studio, 201 State Street

Sunday, November 11

All Events Free

All the events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale at all of these events, and authors will be on hand to sign them. For a complete schedule, visit the Wisconsin Book Festival website. The Wisconsin Book Festival is a project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

:: Posted November 5, 2012

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