articles tagged "Wisconsin Book Festival"

A Box of Keepsakes from Chris Ware

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz

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 illustration and graphic novels, at the Wisconsin Book Fest, on Saturday, October 19 at the Madison Central Library. On October 14, Chris talked with Monday host Brian Standing about his technique, his inspirations, and his rejected Fortune 500 magazine cover. more »

Zines and the Wisconsin Book Festival

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Promotional Poster for Print and Resist in Madison

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. more »

The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard

Monday, 7 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover of, "The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard"

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. more »

First Wave Hits the Wisconsin Book Festival

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | buzz

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. The festival is an opportunity for people together from across Wisconsin in celebration of books, reading, and ideas. The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture. First Wave will be presenting poetry workshops at the book festival. First Wave scholars Taylor Scottand Hiwot Adilow spoke with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing about hip-hop, spoken word, their participation in the book fest, and how they landed in Madison . more »

Natalie and Dean Bakopoulos

Friday, 9 November 2012 | buzz
Natalie B.

On Friday Nov 9, in this special Wisconsin Book Festival edition, Jonathan Zarov speaks with Natalie and Dean Bakapoulos. The brother and sister team will be presenting, “Well, At Least We Can Write about It Someday” as part of the festival at A Room of One’s Own bookstore this Saturday from 6:30 – 7:45. Natalie, who teaches at the University of Michigan, is the author of The Green Shore, and Dean, who teaches at Grinnell College, is the author of My American Unhappiness.   Their talk will be about the shared memories of their childhoods, the dynamics between them as authors. They explain that because both of their focuses are fiction, even though they would be drawing from the same stories and experiences, the way it would be expressed in their stories would take on very different forms. They will each read a short portion of their respective books, and will then move into a conversation session. Dean will also read from new material that has not been released as yet.   Well, At Least We Can Write About It Someday Sat Nov 10, 6:30 – 7:45 A Room of One’s Own Bookstore   Learn more about Natalie’s book at The Green Shore Facebook page Visit Dean Bakopoulos’ website Follow Dean on Twitter @deanbakapoulos and Facebook.   Listen to the entire interview here: more »

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