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2006 Wisconsin Book Festival Schedule

The 2006 Wisconsin Book Festival schedule, an annual Madison-area tradition, is now available online. Note the special category for law related events.

From the festival Web site:

Peruse nearly 150 free public events ranging from spoken-word poetry jams to a dramatic reading from Beowulf to a fashion show of wearable books. From hipster to highbrow, there is something here for you.

Other highlights include:

  • A lively evening with Robert Sapolsky, the author of A Primate's Memoir as he ponders the "Un-novelty of Aging."
  • Conversations with beloved Wisconsin treasures Jacquelyn Mitchard and Michael Perry.
  • A live show from WPR's To the Best of Our Knowledge, featuring dynamic interviews with renowned poets Ted Kooser and Linton Kwesi Johnson, graphic artists Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi, and political pundits Andrew Sullivan and Brian Mann.
  • A panel discussion on the origins and effects of hatred, featuring Tim Miller, an internationally acclaimed performance artist and gay rights activist; Rachel Brenner, the author of Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Arab and Jewish Writers Re-Visioning Culture; and esteemed poet Marilyn Nelson, author of A Wreath for Emmett Till.