Wisconsin Historical Society Press and UW Press are keeping the Madison area busy with readings, signings and other book-oriented events in 2013. Here's a selection of presentations taking place in the next three months.
Remembering the Civil War
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Learn about the books, letters and other ephemera in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Civil War collection at this signing and discussion with John Zimm, editor of This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home, and Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the Wisconsin Historical Society's library archives.
The Making of Building Taliesin
Middleton Public Library, Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.
A Room of One's Own Bookstore, Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.
Join Ron McCrea, former city editor of Madison's Capital Times, for a chat about his recently published book Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss. The event will feature a signing and a viewing of previously unpublished photos of the Spring Green landmark.
Covering the Clash Over Wisconsin's Public Unions
Barnes & Noble-West Towne, Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, award-winning journalists from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will acquaint guests with their new UW Press book More Than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions and the Fight for Wisconsin.
The Story Behind This Wicked Rebellion
Waunakee Public Library, Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
John Zimm, editor of This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home, will share details about his research, read letters from Civil War soldiers and sign copies of the book.
Mary Nohl Children's Art Workshop
Madison's Children Museum, Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m.
At this two-hour workshop based on the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art, kids will create their own versions of the Wisconsin artist's creations.
Life on the Farm
Wisconsin Historical Museum, Tuesday, May 21, 12:15 p.m.
Richard Quinney will read and sign A Farm in Wisconsin, his account of how a few acres of land in Walworth County grew into a thriving agricultural venture.