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Leadership Breakfast: Daniel Pink

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Dan Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive, discusses his work in business and technology.

Hosted by Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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

Featuring:
Dan Pink

Location:
Omni Hotel
Room: Ballroom
212 Ridge McIntire Road
(434)971-5500
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12:00 pm

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Julian of Norwich

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Veronica Mary Rolf (Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life and Revelations of Julian of Norwich) discusses her dramatic study of Julian of Norwich -- the great medieval mystic and the first woman ever to write a book in the English language.

Featuring:
Larry Bouchard (moderator), Veronica Mary Rolf

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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Opening Ceremony: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 12:00 PM

A celebration of the 20th Virginia Festival of the Book, featuring Letters About Literature winners, and reflections from Rita Mae Brown, a featured speaker at the first Festival in 1994.

Featuring:
Rita Mae Brown, Robert C. Vaughan (moderator)

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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12:30 pm

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Lauren Catlett, JABA Adult Care Center Program Coordinator, introduces Sallie Morris, a stroke survivor who overcame disability to write poetry, stories, and songs. A poetry reading will be followed by participants creating a collaborative poem.

Hosted by Charlottesville/Albemarle VSA arts, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation ,Piedmont Council of the Arts.

Featuring:
Lauren Elyse Catlett (moderator)

Location:
Mary Williams Community Center, JABA
233 4th Street NW
(434)987-8433
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1:00 pm

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From Page to Stage - Who Speaks for Wolf?

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Mecca Burns, Registered Drama Therapist, directs Post High students and staff in dramatizing "Who Speaks for Wolf" from author Paula Underwood's Three Native American Stories. It explores relationships between nature and people through creative dramatic activities shared with the audience.

Hosted by Post High, Piedmont Council for the Arts, and Enrichment Alliance.

Featuring:
Mecca Antonia Burns

Location:
Meadowcreek Center, Region 10
2000 Michie Drive
(434)
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2:00 pm

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Fiction: The Outsider in Fiction

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Leora Skolkin-Smith (Hystera), Jessica Keener (Women in Bed and Night Swim), and Caroline Leavitt (Is This Tomorrow?) discuss characters on the fringe.

Featuring:
Jane Barnes (moderator), Jessica Keener, Caroline Leavitt, Leora Skolkin-Smith

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Gone Fishing

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Tim O'Brien (Sportfishing Around Miami), Stan Ulanski (The Billfish Story), and Jack Musick (Field Guide to Fishes of Chesapeake Bay).

Featuring:
Peter Hedlund (moderator), John A. Musick, Timothy P. O'Brien, Stan Ulanski

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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Jefferson: Geography and Maps

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Joel Kovarsky (The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision) discusses the foundational importance of geography and maps in almost all of Jefferson's life-long pursuits.

Featuring:
Joel Kovarsky, John Ragosta (moderator)

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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The United States in the World

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 2:00 PM

James Ceaser (After Hope and Change: the 2012 Elections and American Politics), Stephen Farnsworth (The Global Presidency: International News and the U.S.Government), Robert Rakove (Kennedy, Johnson and the Nonaligned World), and Francis Rooney (The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship Between the United States and the Holy See).

Hosted by The Sorensen Institute.

Featuring:
James W. Ceaser, Stephen J. Farnsworth, Bob Gibson (moderator), Robert B. Rakove, Francis Rooney

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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4:00 pm

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Fiction: Wars and Independence

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Peyton Lewis (Perilous Journey), Connie Lapallo (Dark Enough to See the Stars), and Dennis Byrne (Madness: The War of 1812) detail their historical novels of critical times in American history.

Featuring:
Dennis Byrne, Connie Lapallo, Peyton Cockrill Lewis, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor (moderator)

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Reading and discussion of the latest book by writer and UVa professor Jane Alison, Change Me: Stories of Sexual Transformation from Ovid.

Hosted by Department of Classics, Virginia Friends of Classics.

Featuring:
Jane Alison, John Miller (moderator)

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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Memoirs of Civil Rights and Change

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 4:00 PM

David George Ball has cancelled his appearance at this event.

John Merchant (A Journey Worth Taking), Ed Peeples (Scalawag: A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism), and David George Ball (A Marked Heart).

Featuring:
David George Ball (cancelled), David Bearinger (moderator), John Franklin Merchant, Edward H. Peeples

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Memoirs: Life's Unexpected Journeys

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Jim Herndon (Jack's Shop: The Long Road Back), Otis Lee (From South Boston to Cambridge), and Loretta Veney, (Being My Mom's Mom) discuss life, illness, and integration.

Featuring:
Matthew Gibson (moderator), James P. Herndon, Otis L. Lee, Loretta Anne Woodward Veney

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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Dr. Norman Rosenthal presents his book The Gift of Adversity.

Hosted by The Women's Initiative.

Featuring:
Elizabeth Irvin (moderator), Norman E. Rosenthal

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Why We Write, What We Write

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Tony Vanderwarker (Writing With the Master), R. J. Tolson (Zephyr: The West Wind), Mary Wuest (Spessart Roots: The History of a People of a German Forest), and John Wills (Women Warriors: Stories From The Thin Blue Line) tell the stories of their books.

Hosted by Hosted by Piedmont Council for the Arts and Charlottesville Parks and Therapeutic Recreation.

Featuring:
Stephen Pfleiderer (moderator), RJ Tolson, Tony Vanderwarker, John M. Wills, Mary E. Wuest

Location:
Northside Library
300 Albemarle Square
(434)973-7893
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6:00 pm

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An Elegy to Love: Stories that Made a Family

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

John Blase (Know When to Hold 'Em) narrates his family's younger years. Traversing both lament and hope, Blase delves into the stories that make our life. Crisp, imaginative prose and the craft of family storytelling are themes.

Hosted by All Souls Charlottesville, Eunoia.

Featuring:
John Blase, Winn Collier (moderator)

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Bicycles: Commuting Here and Abroad

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Ralph Buehler (City Cycling) and local cycling commentators Scott Paisley and Ruth Stornetta, discuss all aspects of cycling in cities in the USA and abroad.

Featuring:
Ralph Buehler, Suzanne W. Morse (moderator), Scott M. Paisley, Ruth Stornetta

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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Building Community with Poetry

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Three of Virginia's current movers and shakers in the poetry community, Sofia Starnes, Stanley Galloway, and Gillian Huang-Tiller share their community building projects and discuss what poetry does for the community beyond other writing genres.

Hosted by Virginia Writers Club, Inc..

Featuring:
Stan Galloway, Gillian Huang-Tiller, Sara M. Robinson (moderator), Sofia M. Starnes

Location:
Northside Library
300 Albemarle Square
(434)973-7893
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Bus Lines Community Poetry seeks to promote poetry and flash fiction in public spaces and to provide opportunities for local writers of all ages to share their work in the wider world.

Hosted by Susan Berres, Bus Lines Community Poetry Contest, Westley Kern, Charlottesville Area Transit.

Featuring:
Susan Berres (moderator)

Location:
Downtown Transit Center
615 E Water Street
(434)293-6789
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Cooking with Patrick Evans-Hylton

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Patrick Evans-Hylton (Dishing Up Virginia) demonstrates some of his Virginia-based recipes.

Featuring:
Patrick Evans-Hylton, Monique Moshier (moderator)

Location:
The Happy Cook
1045 Emmet Street North
434-977-2665
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Fiction: Men Who Write

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Anthony DeSa (Kicking the Sky), Clint McCown (Haints), and Jon Pineda (Apology) discuss their works of events and their aftermath.

Featuring:
Anthony DeSa, Clifford Garstang (moderator), Clint McCown, Jon Pineda

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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The Big Read: Writing about the West

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Larry Watson (Let Him Go) discusses writing about the American West in relation to this year's The Big Read book, True Grit by Charles Portis.

Featuring:
Krista Farrell (moderator), Larry Watson

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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The Environment As Humans Shape and Adapt It

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Paul Bogard (The End of Night), Keya Chatterjee (Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby), Bill Gammage (The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia), and William F. Ruddiman (Earth Transformed) discuss human impact on the environment, for good and ill.

Hosted by UVa Engaging the Mind Series, UVa Department of Environmental Sciences.

Featuring:
Paul Bogard, Keya Chatterjee, Frederick H. Damon (moderator), William Gammage, William F. Ruddiman

Location:
UVa Clark Hall, Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library
UVa Central Grounds-291 McCormick Rd
(434)924-3628
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6:30 pm

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Jackie Robinson's life is explored by youth, ages 8 - 13, as Bernard Hankins, performance artist, reads, shows pictures, and leads participation activities! John Trippel, author/illustrator, artist, and educator, helps students create "paperbag art" pictures.

Featuring:
Bernard Hankins, John Trippel

Location:
Carver Recreation Center
233 4th St NW
(434)293-2259
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7:00 pm

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Donald Payne (Hard Times and Good Times, A Legacy of Rural Virginia), Jamie Ross (Listening to the Land), Lynn Coffey (Appalachian Heart), and Phil James (Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Stories from Western Albemarle, Vol. 2).

Featuring:
Lynn Coffey, Phil James, Donald W. Payne, John Ragosta (moderator), Jamie S. Ross

Location:
Crozet Library
2020 Library Avenue

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8:00 pm

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Cities of Poetry: Patricia Smith and Gregory Orr

Wed. March 19th, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Journeys of experience and imagination with Patricia Smith (Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah) and Gregory Orr (River Inside the River) Tickets are FREE, but must be reserved at link below.

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

Featuring:
Kevin McFadden (moderator), Gregory Orr, Patricia Smith

Location:
UVa Culbreth Theatre
109 Culbreth Rd
(434)924-3376
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