Events At This Venue
Please note, the program schedule is constantly being updated. Check back often for additions, changes and cancellations.
Featuring Terry Coffey's calligraphic renderings of opening lines by Virginia writers and other well known poets. In the tradition of historic illuminated manuscripts, the exhibit features a series of framed works on paper in watercolor, inks, and gilding.
Terry M. Coffey
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.
Sponsored by Charlottesville Albemarle Community Foundation.
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.
With Michael Abraham (Providence, VA), Roy Johannesen (Without Direction), John Rintels (Lifemobile), and Sandylee Maccoby (The Therapist).
Featuring Pam Dawling (Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres) and Jackson Landers (Eating Aliens).
Sponsored by Earth Week.
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.
Coauthors Sharon Leslie Morgan and Thomas Norman DeWolf discuss their book, Gather at the Table, and America's legacy of slavery and racism in the hope of inspiring a national dialogue that leads to healing the wounds of the past.
Hosted by African American Authors Book Club.
Travis McDade (Thieves of Book Row), Wendy Welch (The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap), and Trish Foxwell (Tour Guide to the Literary South) share their stories.
With Jacqueline Marie Hagan (Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey), Gabriele Stabile(Refugee Hotel), Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening (Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence).
Hosted by International Rescue Committee, Immigration Clinic of the U. of Virginia School of Law and Legal Aid Justice Center.
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).
Sponsored by Oakley's Gently Used Books, UVa Hereford Residential College.
A discussion of book group formats and choices and a presentation of library resources for book groups. Every attendee will receive a Reading Group Choices 2013 Guide and have a chance to win a box of books for your book club. Refreshments provided!
Hosted by Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and Reading Group Choices.
Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan (Le Cosmos et le Lotus) discusses his work on the relationship of science to spirituality, especially Buddhism.
Hosted by Alliance Francaise de Charlottesville.
Featuring Rachel Swarns (American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama) and Arun Chaudhary (First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time).