Ron Wallace, Professor of English, Co-Director Program in Creative Writing, UW-Madison. Marilynne Robinson, Author Two of the Midwest's most beloved writers present their work. Ron Wallace reads from "For a Limited Time Only," his most recent collection of poems. Maryilynne Robinson presents excerpts from her latest novel "Home," a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 work,...
Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison. Tom Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Photography, UW-Madison
Janice Rice and Tom Jones offer a Ho-Chunk perspective on Steven Hoelscher's "Picturing Indians: Photographic Encounters and Tourist Fantasies." The book examines H. H. Bennett's work and the Ho-Chunk people he photographed in the Wisconsin Dells area.
Amitava Kumar, Writer and Journalist, Department of English, Vassar College
Moustafa Vavoumi, Associate Professor, Department of English, CUNY
Moustafa Bavoumi and Amitava Kumar share the stage. Bavoumi wrote a book which tells the stories of seven young Arab and Muslim American. Kumar's book addresses the global war on terror.
David Orr, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin Colleger
Andrew Revkin, The New York TInnovations in Medical Education (IME)s Environmental Reporter
Authors David Orr and Andrew Revkin both speak about their books.
Matthew Guenette, Poet and educator
Dave Zirin, Sports writer
Readers rarely connect political affairs to the athletic field. Dave Zirin, author of "A People's History of Sports in the United States," points out some consequential links between sports and politics in America. He appears with award-winning Madison poet Matthew Guenette who reads from his collection "Sudden Anthem."
Jim Draeger, Author; Mark Speltz, Author
Co-authors of "Fill'er up" Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz present on the topic of gas stations, followed by questions from the audience and book signings.
Stephen Collins, Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)
Steven Collins teaches high school physics in Louisiana. The school he works for, Lusher Charter School has a mission for integrating the arts into the children's education. Steven discusses how music can be used in his physics classroom.
Joseph Salmons, Professor, Department of German, UW-Madison
Wisconsinites know and regularly celebrate the role of immigration in our state's history. Language is one of the most important things immigrants bring with them. UW Madison Professor Joseph Salmons talks about language as a window onto the immigrant experience, past and present.
Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.
Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television
Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.