Central Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Wisconsin Book Festival: 40+ authors in person and online beginning September 17th. Click for more info!

Coming to Stevens Point!

Originally an initiative of the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL), the Central Wisconsin Book Festival brings both local and nationally-renowned authors to Central Wisconsin to speak, answer your questions, and promote a love of reading! The Portage County Public Library and McMillan Memorial Library (Wisconsin Rapids) are proud to join with MCPL in bringing our readers together with 40+ amazing authors.

See our Calendar for the schedule of virtual and Stevens Point events.

This year, we are excited to open with a live presentation from Andrew Graff, author of the new book Raft of Stars, which set in Wisconsin and already garnering praise from many sources. He will appear at the Marathon County Historical Society on the evening of September 17.

We are also excited to welcome our featured author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, in a virtual presentation on the evening of September 25. Taylor is the author of multiple excellent new books, including Malibu Rising, The Seven Husbands of Evelen Hugo, and Daisy Jones & the Six.

At the Stevens Point branch, we are also proud to welcome Mary Logue, Kim Suhr, Jonathan Barnett, Pao Lor, Litka Szczepanska, Miranda & Baptiste Paul, and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton! In addition, we are hosting additional virtual presentations from Tinney Heath and a panel of four authors who have published their books through our local University Press, Cornerstone.

See https://www.mcpl.us/cwbf for full details.