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7:30 am

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Leadership Breakfast with Betty Shotton

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Betty Shotton discusses her book Liftoff Leadership: 10 Principles for Exceptional Leadership. Book signing follows.

IMPORTANT - This is a ticketed event. You must purchase tickets in order to attend.

Featuring:
Betty L. Shotton

Location:
Omni Hotel
212 Ridge McIntire Road
(434)971-5500
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10:30 am

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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. 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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12:00 pm

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Dr. Arthur Herman (Freedom's Forge) discusses his research on how American industry helped win World War II. Contact Allan Van Wickler to reserve for the luncheon buffet, $15 (434-296-0439 or email: amvwdsvw@comcast.net).

Featuring:
Arthur Herman, Allan Van Wickler (moderator)

Location:
Blue Ridge Cafe
8315 Seminole Trail (Rt. 29)
(434)985-3633
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Professors Benjamin Huggins, William Ferraro, David Hoth, and Carol Ebel explore new interpretations of George Washington in their works, the Papers of George Washington and A Companion to George Washington.

Featuring:
Carol S. Ebel, William M. Ferraro, David R. Hoth, Benjamin L. Huggins, Edward G. Lengel (moderator)

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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Public ceremony celebrating 19 years of the Virginia Festival of the Book. Featured speaker is Sarah Lawson, Executive Director of Piedmont Council for the Arts. Honored guests are Nancy Brockman, Mildred Spicer, and Jean Wilhelm for their work on Festival Programs. Charlottesville and Albemarle County representatives present proclamations. Presentations by state winners of Letters About Literature competition and The Hook short story competition.

Featuring:
Sarah Lawson, Robert Vaughan (moderator)

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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2:00 pm

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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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Local Authors, Local Stories

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

With poet Mary Helen Detmer and photographer Lee Beltrone (Brown's Coves Poems: Along Doyle's River), Kathleen Olowin (Angels in My Heart: A Journey of Love and Loss), Jimmy Mahoney (The Secrets of Little Saints), Ruth Shorter (Adventures of Peyton Manning: Diabetic Service Dog), and Gerry Kruger (On Kruger Pond: Charlie's Story).

Featuring:
Lee Beltrone, Mary Helen Detmer, Gerry Kruger, Jimmy Mahoney, Kathleen Olowin, Ruth W. Shorter, Grace Zisk (moderator)

Location:
Northside Library
300 Albemarle Square
(434)973-7893
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Photographic Views By Land and Air

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

Daphne Maxwell Reid (Daphne Maxwell Reid's Doors) and Cameron Davidson (Chesapeake: The Aerial Photography of Cameron Davidson) share their passion for photography.

Featuring:
Cameron Davidson, Peyton Lewis (moderator), Daphne Maxwell Reid

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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The New Poetry of Disability

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

Mike Northen and Anne Kaier read from the anthology Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability.

Featuring:
Anne Kaier, Michael Northen (moderator), Jillian Weise (cancelled)

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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4:00 pm

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Flora of the Western Hemisphere

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Jeff McCormack (Bush Medicine of the Bahamas: A Cross-cultural Perspective from San Salvador Island, including Pharmacology and Oral Histories) and illustrator Lara Gastinger and author J. Christopher Ludwig (Flora of Virginia) show images and discuss their multidisciplinary works.

Featuring:
David Bearinger (moderator), Lara Gastinger, J. Christopher Ludwig, Jeffrey Holt McCormack

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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Memoir: Lives Lived

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Patricia Ford Copper (A Father's Love), Dubois Miller (Ten on Tin), and Proal Heartwell (Goronwy and Me) discuss important figures and places in their lives.

Featuring:
Patricia Ford Copper, Proal Heartwell, Anne McKeithen (moderator), DuBois Miller

Location:
Village School
215 E High Street
(434)984-4404
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Why We Write, What We Write

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 4:00 PM

With Judith Light Ayyildiz (Forty Thorns), Thomas Perry (Beyond Mayberry: Andy Griffith and Mount Airy North Carolina), Ted Obomanu (Drive to Passion), and Geoffrey Haas (Who Knows the Seasons?).

Hosted by Piedmont Council for the Arts, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Div..

Featuring:
Judy Light Ayyildiz, Geoffrey Haas, Ted David Obomanu, Thomas D. Perry, Stephen Pfleiderer (moderator)

Location:
Northside Library
300 Albemarle Square
(434)973-7893
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With Meg Jay (The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now) and Molly Shadel (Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold-Calls, Job Interviews and Other Verbal Challenges).

Featuring:
Jake Eliot Balogh (moderator), Meg Jay, Molly Bishop Shadel

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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5:00 pm

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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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Tupelo Press Debuts in Charlottesville

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

Jeffrey Levine, founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher of Tupelo Press, an award winning not-for-profit publisher of poetry and fiction with a new office in Charlottesville, will discuss his passion for poetry, publishing, and the new 2013 Reading Series sponsored by Tupelo Press at New Dominion Books.

Hosted by New Dominion Bookshop.

Featuring:
Jeffrey Levine

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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6:00 pm

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Bus Lines Community Poetry Reading

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Celebrate local voices on public transportation! Bus Lines Community Poetry solicits original poems and flash fiction from writers of all ages and walks of life. Winning entries are displayed on CAT buses for your pleasure as you travel through town.

Hosted by Charlottesville Area Transit.

Featuring:
Sue Berres (moderator)

Location:
Downtown Transit Center
615 E Water Street
(434)293-6789
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Challenge Into Change: Women Choosing Wisdom

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 6:00 PM

In Choosing Wisdom: Strategies and Inspiration for Growing Through Life-Changing Difficulties, UVa's Dr. Margaret Plews-Ogan and Justine Owens answer: "How did they do it?" Featuring prize-winning women essayists who share their inspirational triumph, this program inspires a powerful discussion of women choosing wisdom.

Hosted by The Women's Initiative.

Featuring:
Justine E. Owens, Margaret Lougheed Plews-Ogan

Location:
Renaissance School
418 E Jefferson St
(434)984-1952
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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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Memoirs and Fiction: Starting Over

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Featuring Jan Richman (Thrill-Bent), Scott Terry (Cowboys, Armageddon and the Truth: How A Gay Child Was Saved from Religion), and Maria Ross (Rebooting My Brain).

Featuring:
Jan Richman, Maria Ross, Edward Strickler (moderator), Scott M. Terry

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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In The Shape of Green, the first book to study the relationships between beauty and sustainability, architect Lance Hosey shows how things look and feel is as important as how they're made.

Featuring:
Michelle Amt (moderator), Lance Hosey

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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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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7:00 pm

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Sports Night at the Book Festival

Wed. March 20th, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Four writers talk about their lives in and around sports: Frank Deford (Over Time: My Life As A Sportswriter), John Grisham (Calico Joe), Jane Leavy (The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood), and Dave Zirin (Game Over: How Politics are Turning the Sports World Upside Down). Moderated by Tim Wendel (Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball and America Forever). General seating tickets are $12.50 and must be purchased at the Paramount Theater.

IMPORTANT - This is a ticketed event. You must purchase tickets in order to attend.

Featuring:
Frank Deford, John Grisham, Jane Leavy, Tim Wendel (moderator), Dave Zirin

Location:
Paramount Theater
215 E Main Street
(434)979-1333
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