Book Festival Updates

We’re working hard behind the scenes of the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, which will be held September 26–28 (though we might add an event or two on the 25th.) This festival is our eighth, with events in Wausau, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. As of the deadline for this article, we’re still working to solidify the lineup, but we do have a few names to share for the first time—an MCPL exclusive!

David Wroblewski ©

One of our headline events will feature bestselling author David Wroblewski. David will join us in Stevens Point to share his novel “Familiaris,” published earlier this year and already picked for Oprah’s Book Club! “Familiaris” is a prequel to his acclaimed 2008 novel “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.” We’re looking at the evening of Saturday, September 28, but stay tuned for more details!

Andrew Graff © Scott Huck

Fiction author Andrew Graff will be discussing his new novel “True North” for one of the first festival events on Thursday, September 26. (Wausau location TBD.) Andrew joined us in 2021 for his debut novel, “Raft of Stars,” and we look forward to hearing more about the new one, set in Wisconsin and full of life, love, family drama and whitewater rafting.

Hannah Morrissey © Tracy Olson Photography

We’re also happy to share that popular Wisconsin suspense author Hannah Morrissey will be in Stevens Point, with the date/time still being worked out. Hannah is the author of the Black Harbor series, novels that occasionally get tagged as “midwestern noir.” Should be really fun.

Stay informed on all the Central Wisconsin Book Festival updates at and at See you in September!

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