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SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, UW–WAUKESHA
Program details here

Friday 11/7 3:00 pm Steve Laubach, author of LIVING A LAND ETHIC

Friday 11/7 6:45 pm Kelly Cherry, author of A KIND OF DREAM: A NOVEL

Saturday 11/8 9:00 am Kelly Cherry & Jesse Lee Kercheval, authors of A KIND OF DREAM: A NOVEL, and SPACE: A MEMOIR, respectively

Saturday 11/8 9:00 am Patricia Skalka, author of DEATH STALKS DOOR COUNTY

Saturday 11/8 noon Jesse Lee Kercheval, author of SPACE: A MEMOIR

 


 

FrancoWISCONSIN IN THE CIVIL WAR: HISTORY & MUSIC TOUR
November 6-10 in Madison, Middleton, Racine, Dousman, and Kiel, Wisconsin

Judy Cook, a renowned international performer with Wisconsin roots, will bring the American Civil War era to life with songs, projected images, and excerpts from letters between a Wisconsin soldier and his wife, in a five-city performance tour of public libraries, museums, and senior centers. Cook is the author of the book A QUIET CORNER OF THE WAR: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862–1863. Full tour details here.

 


 

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FRANCO: A CONVERSATION WITH STANLEY PAYNE
Tuesday, November 11 7:00 pm Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Norman Gilliland of Wisconsin Public Radio interviews distinguished University of Wisconsin historian Stanley Payne about FRANCO: A PERSONAL AND POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY, a definitive new biography of dictator Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain for nearly forty years. Stanley Payne is one of the foremost scholars of Spanish history in the world. More event details here.

 

 


 

FrancoSISTER: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE
Thursday November 13 7:00 pm Waunakee Public Library

A presentation and discussion with co-author Jody Lepage The murder of Daniel Bell by Milwaukee police in 1958 was a signal moment in the emerging struggle for racial justice in Milwaukee. This event is part of the library's discussion series “Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle.” The book SISTER: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE won the 2014 award for best book on Wisconsin history, given by the Wisconsin Historical Society. More event details here.

 


 

FrancoVAN GOGH, SHAKESPEARE, AND ... MURDER!
Friday, November 14 7:00 pm
Mystery to Me Books, Madison Franco

A sneak peek at UW Press mystery novels in progress. DeVita will read from his debut mystery, A WINSOME MURDER (Spring 2015), featuring a tough cop who loves Shakespeare. Draine & Hinden will reveal what's next for sleuths Nora Barnes and Toby Sandler (MURDER AT LASCAUX, THE BODY IN BODEGA BAY) as they return to France for a Van Gogh conference. More event details here.

International activities

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A national conversation: Collaboration in scholarly publishing
Moderated by Jennifer Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 12, 2014 Noon–1 CST on Google Hangouts. Details here.

 

Gallery showcasing university press publications
2014 theme: Collaborations

 

Blog tour of university presses
A different theme each day, Monday–Friday, featuring blogs from 5–8 university presses each day. Schedule and links here.
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