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Sweet Reads Reception

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Meet and eat dessert with most of the children's and young adult authors participating in the Festival! Guest of honor is Nikki Giovanni, who will speak about "Words: The Original Illustrators." Entertainment by children's folksinger Mary Gordon Hall. Ashley Bryan and Kwame Alexander will help honor Giovanni. Free and open to the public. Books available for sale and signing.

Hosted by Charlottesville Catholic School.

Fran Cannon Slayton (moderator)

Charlottesville Catholic School
1205 Pen Park Rd
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Submit the first 100 words of your unpublished manuscript to the Moseley Writers at by Saturday, March 16, 2013. Panelists will read anonymous submissions aloud and discuss what works and what can be improved. No nonfiction, horror, or erotica.

Hosted by Moseley Writers.

Fran Cannon Slayton, Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren, Deborah Mazzotta Prum, Andy Straka (moderator)

Omni Hotel
Room: Ballroom A
212 Ridge McIntire Road
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