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Fiction

Wednesday March 20

Mecca Burns, Registered Drama Therapist, directs Post High students and staff in dramatizing some stories from the well known Tales from the Arabian Nights that include scenes, music, and songs to be sung with the audience. The event is closed to the general public.

Hosted by Post High of Albemarle County Schools, Enrichment Alliance of Virginia, Piedmont Council for the Arts.

Location:
Meadowcreek Center, Region 10
2000 Michie Drive
(434)
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(The Enduring Popularity of) Bohemianism

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Henri Murgera's Scenes de la vie Boheme is the source of Puccini's opera, La Boheme. Who were these "Bohemians"? Why does their way of life continue to be such a popular theme in art, literature, and music? With Michele Krisel (Ash Lawn Opera) and Bruce Boucher (Fralin Museum of Art).

Hosted by Ash Lawn Opera and The Fralin Art Museum at UVa.

Featuring:
Bruce Boucher, Michelle Krisel, Elizabeth Piper (moderator)

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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A Walk Across the Sun

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Author and UVa Law School alumnus Corban Addison discusses the research and writing of his novel which crosses international boundaries and delves into both human trafficking and the depths of family love.

Hosted by University of Virginia Law School.

Featuring:
Corban Addison

Location:
UVA Law School
Room: Pavilion
580 Massie Road
(434)924-7351
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Editors and publishers of regional anthologies, including the Blue Ridge Anthology and the Virginia Literary Journal, discuss their process and opportunities.

Hosted by Virginia Writers Club; Poetry Society of Virginia.

Featuring:
John Amen, Sarah Collins Honenberger (moderator), Gary D. Kessler, Linda M. Layne, Jack Trammell

Location:
Northside Library
300 Albemarle Square
(434)973-7893
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A panel discussion of family relationships in the works of Wendy Shang, Lydia Netzer, Camisha Jones, Mollie Cox Bryan, and Clifford Garstang. The authors also discuss the influence of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club.

Hosted by The Bridge PAI, Jefferson Madison Regional Library.

Featuring:
Mollie Cox Bryan, Clifford Garstang, Camisha Jones, Leyanne Moore (moderator), Lydia Netzer, Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Location:
The Bridge PAI
209 Monticello Road
434-984-5669
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Thursday March 21

Mecca Burns, Registered Drama Therapist, directs Post High students and staff in dramatizing some stories from the well known Tales from the Arabian Nights that include scenes, music, and songs to be sung with the audience. The event is closed to the general public.

Hosted by Post High of Albemarle County Schools, Enrichment Alliance of Virginia, Piedmont Council for the Arts.

Location:
Worksource Enterprises
1311 Carlton Avenue
(434)972-1730
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Fiction: Hauntings

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Featuring Alma Katsu (The Reckoning), Brad Bryant (Indra's Net), and Laura Brodie (All the Truth).

Featuring:
Laura Brodie, Brad Bryant, Alma Katsu, Trey Mitchell (moderator)

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Fiction: Novels of Loss and Redemption

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 2:00 PM

With Michael Abraham (Providence, VA), Roy Johannesen (Without Direction), John Rintels (Lifemobile), and Sandylee Maccoby (The Therapist).

Featuring:
Michael Abraham, Laura Baker (moderator), Roy Johannesen, Sandylee Maccoby, Jonathan Rintels

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Fiction: The Art and Craft of Short Stories

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 2:00 PM

With Robert Day (Where I Am Now), Clifford Garstang (What the Zhang Boys Know), E.J. Levy (Love, In Theory), and Kurt Rheinheimer (Finding Grace).

Featuring:
Robert Day, Clifford Garstang, E. J. Levy, Kurt Rheinheimer, Mitzi Ware (moderator)

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Rosalyn Berne (Waiting in the Silence) examines how emerging technologies change who we are as human beings and how we redesign ourselves. RSVP required.

Hosted by U.Va. Office of Engagement, Engaging the Mind Program.

Featuring:
Rosalyn W. Berne, Kathryn Neeley (moderator)

Location:
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St NW
434-409-5424
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Fiction: Tales of Life and Death

Thu. March 21st, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Featuring Christopher Tilghman (The Right-Hand Shore), Jill McCorkle (Life After Life), Randy Susan Meyers (The Comfort of Lies), and Susan Shreve (You Are the Love of My Life).

Featuring:
Jill McCorkle, Randy Susan Meyers, Susan Shreve, Ira Silverberg (moderator), Christopher Tilghman

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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Friday March 22

Falling Headphones over Heels: Audiobooks

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 10:00 AM

New York Times best-selling author Jeaniene Frost and audiobook narrators Elizabeth Wiley, Andi Arndt, and Anne Flosnik discuss how actors prepare for a project, the research involved, and what it's like to read steamy scenes aloud.

Featuring:
Andi Arndt (moderator), Anne Flosnik, Jeaniene Frost, Elizabeth Wiley

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Fiction: Forbidden Attraction

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Maryanne O'Hara (Cascade), Erika Robuck (Hemingway's Girl), Margaret Wrinkle (Wash), and Bill Roorbach (Life Among Giants) portray varied forms of captivation.

Featuring:
Clifford Garstang (moderator), Maryanne O'Hara, Erika Robuck, Bill Roorbach, Margaret Wrinkle

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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Fiction: Parallel Stories

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Featuring Dana Sachs (The Secret of the Nightingale Palace), Tara Conklin (The House Girl), and Sarah McCoy (The Baker's Daughter).

Featuring:
Tara Conklin, Sarah McCoy, Dana Sachs, Mitzi Ware (moderator)

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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UVa MFA Alumni Reading

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 12:00 PM

UVa MFA alumni Mary Beth Keane (Fever), Paul Legault (The Emily Dickinson Reader), Mark Saunders (Ministers of Fire),), and Mark Wagenaar (Voodoo Inverso) read from their recently published poetry and fiction.

Hosted by UVA MFA in Creative Writing Program, UVA Bookstore.

Featuring:
Mary Beth Keane, Paul Legault, Jeb Livingood (moderator), Mark Harril Saunders, Mark Garreth Wagenaar

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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Mecca Burns, Registered Drama Therapist, directs Post High students and staff in dramatizing some stories from the well known Tales from the Arabian Nights that include scenes, music, and songs to be sung with the audience. Open to the public.

Hosted by Post High of Albemarle County Schools, Enrichment Alliance of Virginia, Piedmont Council for the Arts.

Location:
Carver Recreation Center
233 4th St NW
(434)293-2259
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Fiction: Aftermath--What Next?

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Karen Osborn (Centerville), Elizabeth Huergo (The Death of Fidel Perez), and Susan Froetschel (Fear of Beauty) discuss what follows community and family crises.

Featuring:
Susan Froetschel, Elizabeth Huergo, Karen Osborn, Mariflo Sanders Stephens (moderator)

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Fiction: Journeys

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Featuring Sharon Short (My One Square Inch of Alaska), Sheri Reynolds (The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb), Kathleen McCleary (A Simple Thing), and Kimberly Brock (The River Witch).

Featuring:
Kimberly Brock, Kathleen McCleary, Sheri Reynolds, Sharon Short, Bella Stander (moderator)

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Featuring Stephanie Powell Watts (We Are Taking Only What We Need), R.T. Smith (Sherburne), and Alan Cheuse (Paradise, Or, Eat Your Face).

Featuring:
Alan Cheuse, Robert Earle (moderator), Stephanie Powell Watts, R. T. Smith

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Jonathan Rintels at Oakland School

Fri. March 22nd, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Jonathan Rintels, author of Lifemobile, reads from and discusses his book as well as shares their family's experience with their son and Oakland School. Open to the public but RSVP required 434-293-9059

Featuring:
Jonathan Rintels

Location:
Oakland School
128 Oakland Farm Way
434-293-9059
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Best-selling authors Rita Mae Brown (Fox Tracks: A Novel) and Dorothea Benton Frank (Porch Lights) share their secrets for success.

Featuring:
Rita Mae Brown, Dorothea Benton Frank, Sarah McConnell (moderator)

Location:
Albemarle County Office Building
401 McIntire Road
(434)296-5822
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Science Fiction and Fantasy

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

A lively discussion with Steve White (Sunset of the Gods), Kim Harrison (Ever After), Hugh Howey (Wool), and Katherine Kurtz (The Novels of the Deryni).

Featuring:
Kim Harrison, Hugh Howey, Katherine Kurtz, Chris Oakley (moderator), Steve White

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Saturday March 23

Mary Jo Putney (The Rake), Joanna Bourne (The Black Hawk), Grace Burrowes (The Heir), and non-fiction author Jehanne Wake (Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters At Home and Abroad) divulge how audacious women in history inspire their writing.

Hosted by Festival of the Book, Virginia Romance Writers.

Featuring:
Joanna Bourne, Grace Burrowes, Kristen Callihan (moderator), Mary Jo Putney, Jehanne Wake

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Romance: Corsets & Clues

Sat. March 23rd, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Lauren Willig (The Orchid Affair), Deanna Raybourn (The Dark Enquiry), Tasha Alexander (Death in the Floating City), and Kristen Callihan (Winterblaze) discuss juggling romance, history, and mystery to write and market a cross-genre masterpiece.

Hosted by Festival of the Book, Virginia Romance Writers.

Featuring:
Tasha Alexander (cancelled), Kristen Callihan, Deanna Raybourn, Lauren Willig

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Pamela Palmer (A Blood Seduction), Kim Harrison (Into The Woods), Jeaniene Frost (Once Burned), and Vicki Pettersson (The Taken) discuss do's and don'ts of writing paranormal genre fiction.

Hosted by Virginia Romance Writers, Festival of the Book.

Featuring:
Jeaniene Frost, Kim Harrison, Madeline Iva (moderator), Pamela Palmer, Vicki Pettersson

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Romance: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Sat. March 23rd, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Four authors reveal how suspense makes romance sizzle. Mary Burton (Before She Dies), Joyce Lamb (Cold Midnight), Liz Everly (Saffron Nights), Joshilyn Jackson (A Grown Up Kind of Pretty), and Lydia Netzer (Shine Shine Shine) as moderator.

Hosted by Virginia Romance Writers.

Featuring:
Mary Burton, Liz Everly, Joshilyn Jackson, Joyce Lamb, Lydia Netzer (moderator)

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Sunday March 24

Meg Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass), Joseph Jones (Bullying in Schools), and UVa professors Dewey Cornell and Jane Hansen discuss empowering students to preserve their personal power in the face of bullying.

Hosted by Youth-Nex - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (Contact Dr. Dewey Cornell), Central Virginia Writing Project (Contact Dr. Jane Hansen).

Featuring:
Dewey Cornell, Bob Garrity (moderator), Jane Hansen, Joseph R. Jones (cancelled), Meg Medina

Location:
UVa Bavaro Hall
417 Emmet Street S.

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With Madeline Miller (winner of the Orange Prize for her novel The Song of Achilles), Manil Suri (author of The City of Devi and a PEN/Faulkner finalist for The Death of Visnu), and Betsy Prioleau (author of Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them).

Featuring:
Madeline Miller, Bethanne Kelly Patrick (moderator), Betsy Prioleau, Manil Suri

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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