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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 73.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Reliving the 2007 Wisconsin Book Festival
A look back at some of this year's high points
The Bone Folders art books at Little Luxuries were but one sight at last weekend's Wisconsin Book Festival.
The Bone Folders art books at Little Luxuries were but one sight at last weekend's Wisconsin Book Festival.
Credit:David Medaris

You can't see it all. This may be the biggest problem confronting the Wisconsin Book Festival -- or the Wisconsin Film Festival for that matter, or any other comparable, intensive, full-immersion, elongated-weekend celebration of one medium or another.

Even if the schedule doesn't force you to make difficult choices between appealing author appearances that overlap on the schedule (and the odds on appealing overlaps are substantial at the Wisconsin Book Festival), dashing from novelists to poets to nonfiction authors to spoken-word performers to panels of editors and back to novelists by way of poets and journalists and essayists can, ummm...well, it can leave your head spinning.

Moderation in all things, as some aphorist once observed -- including moderation. Whether you were too moderate in your attendance at this year's Wisconsin Book Festival, or too immoderate to be able to remember which wordsmiths you heard read from their work (or discuss it), perhaps The Daily Page can help you fill in some of the gaps or recover some of your lost memories.

At the least, perhaps these reports from this year's festival will bolster the list of books you aspire to read through the cold winter months that often visit Madison and vicinity.

Read on for a look back at some of the volumes and writers featured at the 2007 Wisconsin Book Festival:

More coverage of this year's Wisconsin Book Festival can be found in Madison Miscellany. Because if you couldn't see it all, you can still read about it. No problem.

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