The 27th annual Virginia Festival of the Book took place virtually, March 13-26, 2021, with a full schedule of engaging discussions for all ages and interests.

Whether tuning in for live events or watching on-demand videos, we hope you were able to take part and that you’ll continue to enjoy Festival events you might have missed at You can also watch the majority of our events on

Questions? If you have questions about specific events, registration, or other aspects of the 2021 Festival, please email us at


As a program of Virginia Humanities and the University of Virginia, the Virginia Festival of the Book values disability within the spectrum of human diversity and is committed to providing an environment where individuals with disabilities can be their full selves and thrive. Our goal is to make Festival programming as inclusive as possible. 


We select speakers through active recruitment as well as open submissions, June 1 through October 1 annually. 

Festival Dates

Future Festival Dates

  • March 16-20, 2022
  • March 22-26, 2023
  • March 20-24, 2024
  • March 19-23, 2025