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Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

November 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am

The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books is an annual community celebration of literacy and the arts, where local and national authors, along with readers of all ages, come together to enjoy presentations, performances, creativity, and conversation.

This is the 10th year for this free, community-wide event, which is organized by the UWM at Waukesha Foundation in cooperation with community groups that include the Bridges Library System, the Waukesha Public Library and Greater Waukesha Literacy. The festival will be held Nov. 1 and 2 at UWM at Waukesha.

Friday, Nov. 1

All Day:
Festival authors connect with Waukesha County schools

5 p.m.:
Book sales
Authors and presenters reception
Music by Brass and Ivory at the Commons

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.:
Essay, Poetry and Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony

7 to 8:30 p.m.:
Keynote: Reading and Writing in the Age of Glowing Screens with Andre Dubus III at Hub Stage ($10 tickets, includes reception)

8:30 to 9 p.m.:
Andre Dubus III book signing

Saturday, Nov. 2

9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
Writer Marketplace

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Book sales

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.:
Author presentations & panels
Book signings

Other special features include:
A cookbook stage
Panel discussions
Live music


Southeast WI Festival of Books
UWM at Waukesha Foundation


UWM at Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI

1500 N. University Drive Waukesha, WI 53188 United States