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Madison poets laureate Sarah Busse, left, and Wendy Vardaman will lead a discussion on public poetry Sunday at the Wisconsin Book Festival.

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The Wisconsin Book Festival wraps up Sunday with a historical bike ride and a conversation with Madison's poets laureate among the featured events.

Here's a look at some of the happenings:

• At 10 a.m., authors Jesse Gant and Nicholas Hoffman discuss their new book, "Wheel Fever," and then lead a historical bike ride through downtown Madison. The event starts and ends at the corner of Mifflin and Henry streets outside the Madison Central Library.

• At 11 a.m., Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry lead a workshop called Writing the Unthinkable, offering insight into the writing process for those who have had a hard time figuring out how to do it.

• At 11:30 a.m., Jennifer Angus reads and shows illustrations from "In Search of Golianthus Hercules." Her debut novel, set in 1890 England, follows a 10-year-old boy who discovers that he not only can communicate with insects, he's one of them.

• Also at 11:30 a.m., Madison poets laureate Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman lead a conversation about what it means to be a public poet. Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland is among those joining the discussion.

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• And at 2:30, the event wraps up with author Allen Salkin talking about his book "From Scratch: Inside the Food Network." Salkin, a former food and media reporter for the New York Times, gets into the drama inside the popular food shows.

For locations and more information, check out the event's Website.

Todd D. Milewski covers Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey and the UW Athletic Department for the Wisconsin State Journal.