Wisconsin Book Festival
The Wisconsin Book Festival celebrates the state's rich literary heritage, brings some of America's finest writers to Madison, and encourages Wisconsinites of all ages to read widely. PortalWisconsin.presents selected video recordings of the annual festival, which is a program of the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Video is generously provided by Wisconsin Public Television.
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Voices of Labor and Social Justice in Wisconsin
Bruce Mouser, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at UW-LaCrosse, and Paul Boyer Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at UW-Madison, appeared at the 2011 Wisconsin Book Festival...
Run time: 1 hr. 9 min.
A Serious Look at Comics
Wisconsin writer Lynda Barry created the syndicated strip Ernie Pook's Comeek featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy, and she has authored many books. She appears with comic book authors Paul...
Run time: 1 hr. 28 min.
Young and Muslim: How Does it Feel to be a Problem?
In this 2008 Wisconsin Book Festival event, writers Moustafa Bayoumi and Amitava Kumar share the stage. Bayoumi wrote the book How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Being Young...
Run time: 44 min.
Sports and Resistance, Meet Sudden Anthem
While social struggle and resistance remain frequent themes for poets, readers rarely connect political affairs to the athletic field. However, here Dave Zirin, author of A People's History of Sports...
Run time: 51 min.
For a Limited Time Only / Home
Two of the Midwest's most beloved writers--poet Ron Wallace and novelist Marilynne Robinson--present their work at the 2008 Wisconsin Book Festival. Wallace reads from For a Limited Time Only, his...
Run time: 1 hr. 22 min.
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