Tags: Poetry

Wednesday: Mar 21

What the Heart Heard: A Poetry Reading

Wed. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Eavesdrop on the unflinching honesty of Remica Bingham-Risher (Starlight & Error), Paul Guest (Because Everything Is Terrible), and Susan Hankla (Clinch River).

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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

Thursday: Mar 22

Words Coming Alive: On Reading and Writing

Thu. March 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Maud Casey (The Art of Mystery), Mark Edmundson (Why Read?,Why Write?), and Gregory Orr (A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry) discuss their work, which  encourages both writers and readers to delve into the intricate and deeply rewarding process of reading and creating poetry and prose.

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Tags: Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing

Strange Gates: A Poetry Reading

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

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Cross bewildering boundaries with Christina Pugh (Perception), Tom Sleigh (House of Fact, House of Ruin: Poems), and Mary-Sherman Willis (Jean Cocteau’s Grace Notes / Appogiatures).

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Friday: Mar 23

Polyvocal Poetry: PEAL—Sound and Resound

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

Location:

Congregation Beth Israel

301 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Randall Couch (PEAL) and performers from Charlottesville-based Orchestral Maneuvers present an inter-genre work, combining aspects of text art, algorithmic composition, and conceptualist poetry. The presentation will include an introduction with background on change-ringing and the book’s genesis, followed by a reading and polyvocal performance.

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Tags: Arts, Poetry

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

Sunday: Mar 25

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

Sun. March 25, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its fifteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets required.

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Tags: African-American, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

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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