Tags: Southern / Appalachian

Wednesday: Mar 21

Women of the World: Fiction

Wed. March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Crozet JMRL Library

2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun), Marisa De Los Santos (I’ll Be Your Blue Sky), and Leah Weiss (If the Creek Don’t Rise), will explore the connections between women as they struggle with identity, relationships, motherhood, and the courage to do what they must to survive.

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Tags: Fiction, Global, Southern / Appalachian

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

Friday: Mar 23

Seeing History: Memory & Photography

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

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Henry Browne (Vanishing History: Ruins in Virginia), Andrew Lichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein (Marked, Unmarked, Remembered), and Brandon Thibodeaux (In That Land of Perfect Day) explore American stories through photography of Virginian ruins, significant sites from America’s traumatic past, and people and landscapes from the Mississippi Delta.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Southern / Appalachian

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South

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

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

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

Michael W. Twitty (The Cooking Gene) wanted to know more about his roots and heritage, so he went on a multi-state, international journey to discover his place in Southern food history and his place in the American story. Searching for his food roots and family routes across the South, he discovered a way to bring all Southerners to the table in a spirit of culinary celebration and spiritual and racial reconciliation. He will share his story in this solo presentation.

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Tags: African-American, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, History, Southern / Appalachian

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

Appalachia: Contemporary Portrayals

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Elizabeth Catte (What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia), Steven Stoll (Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia), and Wendy Welch (Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia), discuss the stereotypes and the reality of life in rural Appalachia.

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Tags: Family / Aging, Southern / Appalachian

America Ablaze: Fires & Cheap Lives

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

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Monica Hesse (American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land) and Bryant Simon (The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives) discuss their stories of poverty, desperation, and tragedy in rural America.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian