Friends, in case you missed it: this morning, Co-Presient Rebecca Meacham and board member Mai J. Lo Lee were on Good Day Wisconsin with Rachel Manek to make the announcement we’ve all been waiting for – who is coming to the 2019 UntitledTown Book and Author Festival!
Now in its third year, UntitledTown will bring over a hundred authors, artists, and bookmakers to our city, offering FREE events for all ages (seriously, friends – ages 0-100+)!
This year, UntitledTown headliners include:
- THURSDAY, APRIL 25 – Michael Perry and the Long Beds Fundraiser
- Tarlton Theater, Doors at 5:30pm, Show at 7pm
- Festival Kickoff with Storytelling and Song New York Times Bestselling Author of Population 485 Humorist, Musician, Intermittent Pig Farmer
- FRIDAY, APRIL 26 – Susan Orlean
- Brown County Central Library, 6:30pm.
- Journalist Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, The New Yorker Staff Writer, Reese Witherspoon’s First 2019 Book Club Pick of the Year for The Library Book, Current No. 2 U.S. Bestseller
- SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – William Kent Krueger
- Brown County Central Library, 10am.
- Midwest Based New York Times Bestselling Author of Ordinary Grace and the Cork O’Connor Mystery Series
- SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – Jamie Ford
- KI Convention Center, noon.
- Author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a Two-Year New York Times Bestseller + Best “Adult Fiction” Book at the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature Current Novel: Love and Other Consolation Prizes
- SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – Nickolas Butler
- Brown County Central Library. 2pm.
- Wisconsin Based Author of Shotgun Lovesongs, The Hearts of Men, Little Faith, and the Forthcoming Collection of Short Stories The Chainsaw Soiree
- SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – Andrea Gibson
- Tarlton Theater, Doors at 5pm, Show at 6pm.
- Poet and Activist 4-Time Denver Grand Slam Champion, Focuses on Gender Norms, Politics, Social Reform, and the Struggles LGBTQ People Face in Today’s Society
- SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – Walter Mosley
- KI Convention Center, 7pm.
- Best-selling Crime Fiction Novelist and Hollywood Producer Hailed for Easy Rawlins Mysteries (Devil in a Blue Dress), Winner of PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Current Novel: John Woman
- SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – Michael Moreci
- St. Brendan’s Inn, Time TBD
- Workshop and Craft Talk. Midwest Based Comic Writer (DC, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Roche Limit) Novelist, Author of Black Star Renegades, We Are Mayhem Writer for LucasFilm
- SUNDAY, APRIL 28 – Rebecca Makkai
- Brown County Central Library, 2pm.
- Midwest Based Author of The Great Believers – Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, Finalist for The 2018 National Book Award, and on Best of 2018 Lists for Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and New York Times
All headlining events (apart from the Michael Perry fundraiser, which requires a ticket) are FREE with the option to purchase preferred seating. Ticketing details will tentatively be available February 25 on UntitledTown.org.
We can’t wait to see you all!