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Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame

The Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame is located at the entrance to the Central Library of the Milwaukee Public Library system at 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. The Milwaukee Public Library has more than a dozen locations city-wide to serve approximately 600,000 residents and beyond.

According to its website at mpl.org: “The Milwaukee Public Library’s Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame pays tribute to a spectrum of literary talents — novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, historians — whose work has been influenced by their life and experiences in Wisconsin.”

The wall honors a wide variety of 20th and 21st century writers who are connected to the state of Wisconsin. Among them, Ellen Raskin, John Ridley Jr., Carl Sandburg, Orson Welles, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Thornton Wilder were born in Wisconsin. Stephen Ambrose, Lois Ehlert, Edna Ferber, Jane Hamilton, Kevin Henkes, Marguerite Henry, and many other writers called it their home as well.

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You can also take a tour of the entire Central Milwaukee Public Library. Tours are free.

The Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame is the second stop on our Wisconsin Author Adventures Trail.

Rebecca Blake Beech