If last year’s festival, with 140 events over five days, was a sweeping epic, consider this year’s fest more of an intricately plotted novella, with 50 events over four days.
“We wanted to streamline it so that people could get from one event to the next, come together and talk about what they saw,” said Conor Moran, the director of the Book Festival. Moran was hired earlier this year by the Madison Public Library Foundation to run the festival when it was handed over from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
Find the full schedule online, and if you’re in the Madison area, perhaps including one or more of the following events on your weekend schedule:
- The American Craft Beer Cookbook with John Holl: Fri 10/18/2013 5:00pm, Great Dane Pub Downtown
- Farm Fresh and Fast with Fairshare CSA Coalition: Sat 10/19/2013 10:00am, Central Library’s Bubbler
- From Scratch: Inside the Food Network with Allen Salkin: Sun 10/20/2013 2:30pm, Central Library’s Community Room (NPR offers for a look at Salkin’s book if you want a preview)