Tags: Book Club Picks

Wednesday: Mar 21

Dialogue Across Grounds: Race, Gender, and Identity

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Poet Remica Bingham-Risher (Starlight & Error), fiction writer Lisa Ko (The Leavers), and young adult novelist Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss race, gender, and identity across genres, offering perspectives on immigration, family, and police brutality, among other topics, encouraging thoughtful dialogue within our community.

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Tags: African-American, Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Family / Aging, Fiction, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Unity of Charlottesville

2825 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, Va

Legendary meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg (Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection) shines a light on the powerful healing force of true connection and how to undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Thursday: Mar 22

Carol Troxell Reader: Lisa Ko

Thu. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

As the inaugural Carol Troxell Reader, Lisa Ko (The Leavers) gives a solo reading at New Dominion Bookshop, sharing her story of a mother and son, their heartrending separation, and the choices they each make in attempts to belong, to find love, to create a family.

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Tags: Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Global

JMRL Same Page Presents: Nathan Englander

Thu. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Northside JMRL Library

705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s inaugural Same Page community-wide reading series invites residents to discuss themes of neighborliness, trust, and Jewish identities through the lens of Nathan Englander’s short story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank. Englander will read from his work and take community questions before signing books, which will be available for purchase onsite.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Fiction, JMRL/Same Page

Hope & Sacrifice: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Thu. March 22, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Khizr Khan (An American Family) will discuss his experiences as an immigrant, our rights as Americans, and the legacy of democracy that we are each empowered to protect; in conversation with Douglas Blackmon.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Global, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction

Saturday: Mar 24

In Pursuit of Truth: An Evening with the National Book Awards

Sat. March 24, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2017 National Book Awards finalists Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught) and David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon) join 2017 National Book Awards longlisted author Kevin Young (Bunk) in a discussion of the stories and facts their books bring to light, the hidden impacts of racism and social inequality in America that their work speaks to, and ultimately, the pursuit of truth in their award-winning nonfiction. National Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas moderates.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Arts, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, History, Nonfiction

Sunday: Mar 25

Writing the American Story: Diverse Voices in Distinguished Books

Sun. March 25, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award recipients Peter Ho Davies (The Fortunes), Tyehimba Jess (Olio), and Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures), accompanied in conversation with Award jury member Rita Dove, will share their writing and insights about race and culture, with a particular focus on the August 2017 events that took place in Charlottesville.

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Tags: African-American, Asian-American, Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Gender, Headliners, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry