Tags: Publishing / Books / Writing

Thursday: Mar 01

Same Page Kickoff and Exhibit: Judaica & Lithographs

Thu. March 1, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Third Floor

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

In celebration of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s inaugural Same Page community reading project, come view Congregation Beth Israel’s collection of Judaica, as well as an exhibit of lithographs on loan from the synagogue.

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Tags: Arts, Exhibit, Global, JMRL/Same Page, Publishing / Books / Writing, Spirituality / Religion

Wednesday: Mar 21

Challenge Into Change

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

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Listen to and honor the Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment. Tova Mirvis (The Book of Separation), will read from her work. Contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Publishing / Books / Writing

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

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)

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

Friday: Mar 23

Writing Your Way Through Life

Fri. March 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jim Herndon (Jack’s Shop: The Long Road Back and Jack’s Shop: Beyond the Front Porch) shares stories. His books are memoirs and inspirational works that provide readers an interesting look at his life growing up in a rural Virginia county. He will have copies of his books available for sale.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Publishing / Books / Writing

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

2018 Lit Fair

Sat. March 24, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Visit the Omni Atrium to explore the 2018 Lit Fair, featuring literary magazines, university presses and small publishers, and writing resources with books and book-related items for purchase. The Fair begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.

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Publishing Day: Winning Beginnings

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

Location:

Omni Hotel - Ballroom A

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Send your first hundred words (fiction only) to the Moseley Critique Group: Meredith Cole, Jennifer Elvgren, Deborah Prum, and Andy Straka. They will read some anonymous entries aloud, then discuss what is working and how what is not working can be improved.

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Voces sin Fronteras: Latinx Youth Speak Their Truth

Sat. March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Teen writers Alejandro, J.J., Lisa, and Selena join teaching artists Juan Pacheco and Jason Rodriguez to discuss the creative process and their personal stories involved in the creation of this graphic memoir collection (Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth) by Latinx youth in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Comics / Graphic Novels, Latinx, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Ghostwriting: The joys of NOT writing your next bestseller

Sat. March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Monroe Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Join this slate of industry professionals–Tanya Brockett, Dan Gerstein, Heather Hummel, Randy Peyser, and Kevin Quirk–in a lively discussion of the role ghostwriting plays in today’s publishing market, why it is so prevalent, and how it can be used to an author’s advantage.

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Sunday: Mar 25

Letters About Literature Celebration

Sun. March 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

David Barclay Moore (The Stars Beneath Our Feet) will give honorary remarks to kick off this celebration of Virginia students who were selected as winners and honorable mentions in the state-wide 2018 Letters About Literature competition. Select students will also be invited to read from their notable entries.

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Tags: Education / Teaching, Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth