Tags: Language / Culture / Folklife

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

Writing About Race & Social Justice: An Evening with Lamar Giles, Jason Reynolds, and Nic Stone—SOLD OUT

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

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

SOLD OUT—Lamar Giles (Overturned), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), and Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss their acclaimed fiction for young readers, the challenges and opportunities facing writers of color, and the decisions involved in writing about race, social justice, gun violence, and other tough topics for teens and adults.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, Social Justice, StoryFest / Youth

Celebrating Folk Masters: Music & Photography

Wed. March 21, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

The Front Porch

221 Water Street East, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Barry Bergey and Tom Pich (Folk Masters) discuss their tribute to folk artists who have been named National Heritage Fellows, the highest honor the U.S. government awards to traditional artists, with Virginia state folklorist Jon Lohman. National Heritage Fellows Phil Wiggins and Sherman Holmes will perform with Almeta Ingram-Miller, Cora Harvey Armstrong, and Jared Pool.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Arts, Exhibit, Folklife, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

Thursday: Mar 22

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Letters to a Young Farmer anthology contributors Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, Karen Washington, and Jill Isenbarger discuss the the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Health / Mind / Body, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

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

Friday: Mar 23

Vietnamese Memory: A Graphic Novel Reading

Fri. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Telegraph Art & Comics

211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) reads from and discusses her evocative illustrated memoir about the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

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Tags: Asian-American, Biography / Memoir, Comics / Graphic Novels, Family / Aging, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

Things Unseen: Race in America Today

Fri. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Garnette Cadogan, Kima Jones, and Kevin Young discuss their contributions to The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, exploring and reacting to race in America in a present-day response to James Baldwin’s 1963 examination, The Fire Next Time.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction

Tripping the Tale Fantastic: Weird Fiction by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Authors

Fri. March 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Tripping the Tale Fantastic anthology contributors Kristen Harmon, Lilah Katcher, and Tonya Stremlau join Christopher Heuer, the anthology’s editor, in a discussion of their experiences as deaf or bilingual American Sign Language (ASL) and English-language writers.

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Tags: Fiction, Language / Culture / Folklife, Publishing / Books / Writing

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 23, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Hermione Hoby (Neon in Daylight), Irène Mathieu (orogeny), Nathaniel Rich (King Zeno), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) give short readings of their work during this annual “late-night” Festival program. Just steps away from the Omni Hotel, enjoy the work of acclaimed emerging writers in an informal setting, with music, drinks, and mingling.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Fiction, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Music, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, Southern / Appalachian

Saturday: Mar 24

Youth in Revolt: Fiction That Refuses to Conform

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (The Sleeping World), Cara Hoffman (Running), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) discuss their novels about young people and the fight to find oneself amidst the tumult and politics of the modern world.

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Tags: Asian-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ

Marriage Beyond Borders: Fact & Fiction

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Journalist Elizabeth Flock (The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai) and novelist SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies: A Novel) discuss their books and the intimate perspectives they provide on marriages: arranged, loving, truthful, and otherwise.

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Tags: Asian-American, Family / Aging, Fiction, Gender, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Nonfiction

Roots of White Nationalism and the Alt-Right

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Kathleen Belew (Bring the War Home), Nancy MacLean (Democracy in Chains), Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free), and Vegas Tenold (Everything You Love Will Burn) discuss the root causes and champions of the alt-right, and the wide-ranging impacts of the movement on American social equality and democracy.

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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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