An Intimate Introduction to Literary Life in Madison
Aug 12, 2010
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Believe in the Book Fest

Believe in the Book Fest

This  just in from the WI Book Festival! Very excited to see such a diverse line-up... I just read Harriet Brown's incredible memoir brave girl eating so it will be a real treat to see her on Oct. 2.

August 12, 2010

The Road to Beliefs
The journey that leads us to our present beliefs is often long and filled with unexpected twists.  This year, we have brought a number of authors to share their personal journey and unique stories about beliefs.

Michele Norris
Wed. 9/29/10  | 7:30 p.m.
Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts
In her new book, The Grace of Silence, Michele Norris embarks on a mission to discover "the hidden conversation on race" within America.  But the story turns deeply personal as Norris unearths concealed history of her own family's role in segregation and racial repression.

Gail Straub
Sat. 10/2/10  |  12:30 p.m.
A Room of One's Own Books & Gifts
Gail Straub is an internationally acclaimed writer and advocate for women's empowerment.  Her deeply held beliefs led her to write the award winning book Returning to My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine, a poignant narrative that offers deep insight and wisdom into mother-daughter relationships.

Kao Kalia Yang
Sat. 10/2/10  |  5:30 p.m.
Promenade Hall  |  Overture Center for the Arts
The experiences as a first generation immigrant define the writings of Kao Kalia Yang.  Born in Thailand, Yang narrates the change she and her family faced when they moved to America in The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir.

Harriet Brown
Sat. 10/2/10  |  10:30 a.m.
A Room of One's Own Books & Gifts
Millions of families are affected deeply by the trauma of eating disorders.  In Brave Girl Eating, writer and journalist Harriet Brown unfolds the story of her daughter's struggle with anorexia nervosa, and how hope and love eventually put her daughter and her family on the road to recovery.

Andrew Park and Maggie Kast
Sun. 10/3/10  |  2:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Studio  |  Overture Center for the Arts
Through thoughtful exploration and keen questioning, Andrew Park contemplates the queries surrounding faith, religion, and family. Writer Maggie Kast also shares her experiences with faith and describes her spiritual journey as seen through her unique lens as a dancer, wife, and mother.

Volunteer at the Wisconsin Book Festival!
We are looking for approximately 100 friendly, responsible and enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the 2010 Festival a fantastic success! A great opportunity for community service, cultural promotion, making contacts in the literary community and having great fun!
Please see the Volunteer Page of our website for more details and to sign up.
 
Wisconsin Book Festival | Wisconsin Humanities Council | 222 South Bedford Street | Suite F | Madison | WI | 53703

 

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