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Book Promotion 101

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Learn about setting realistic goals; making marketing plans; and all about publicists, booksellers, and media. Participants must have a forthcoming or recently published book from a commercial trade publisher, a publishing contract, or a literary agent. $90 for members of WriterHouse, $100 for non-members.Registration: writerhouse.org.

Hosted by WriterHouse.

Featuring:
Bella Stander, Rachel Unkefer (moderator)

Location:
WriterHouse
508 Dale Ave
(434)296-1922
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10:00 am

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Biography: Men Whose Work Shaped Modern America

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 10:00 AM

John T. Greenwood has cancelled his appearance at this event.

W. Bernard Carlson, (Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age), Robert Wilson, (Matthew Brady: Portraits of a Nation), Roger Gosden (A Surgeon's Story: the Autobiography of Robert T. Morris), and John Greenwood (My Life Before the War).

Featuring:
W. Bernard Carlson, Roger Gordon Gosden, John T. Greenwood (cancelled), Robert Wilson, Andrew Higgins Wyndham (moderator)

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Coping with Grief

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Eric Lindner (Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life) and Jessica Handler (Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss) offer experiences for those facing grief.

Featuring:
Jessica Handler, Eric Lindner, Cynthia S. Pierce (moderator)

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Fiction: Dangerous Characters, Daunting Events

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Larry Baker (The Education of Nancy Adams), Mary Buford Hitz (Riding to Camille), Jon Sealy (The Whiskey Baron), and Steve Weddle (Country Hardball).

Featuring:
Larry Baker, Mary Buford Hitz, Jon Sealy, Steve Weddle, Martha Woodroof (moderator)

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Rex Bowman is unable to participate.

Carlos Santos (co-author with Rex Bowman) tells the story of Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America.

Featuring:
Rex Bowman (cancelled), Joel Kovarsky (moderator), Carlos Santos

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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Touring Virginia: Know Before You Go

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Jenny Paurys and Sarah Cramer Shields (Charlottesville Commons), Marijean Jaggers (100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before you Die), and Peter Wallenstein (Our Virginia, Past and Presentand Cradle of America: Four Centuries of Virginia History) enrich travel experiences in Virginia.

Featuring:
Benjamin H. Irvin (moderator), Marijean Jaggers, Jenny Paurys, Sarah Cramer Shields, Peter Wallenstein

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Henry H. Shugart (Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job) and G. Carlton Ray and Jerry McCormick-Ray (Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management) explore environmental changes.

Featuring:
Stephen Macko (moderator), Jerry McCormick-Ray, G. Carleton Ray, Herman Henry Shugart

Location:
UVa Clark Hall, Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library
UVa Central Grounds-291 McCormick Rd
(434)924-3628
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Hilary Bradt accidentally cofounded Bradt Travel Guides (now with 200 titles) 40 years ago when she wrote her first guide while traveling in South America. She details the often hair-raising adventures that led to the first guide, and the initially hit-and-miss methods of running a publishing company.

Featuring:
Hilary Bradt, Jeanne Nicholson Siler (moderator)

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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12:00 pm

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African American Authors Book Club

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Joanne Gabbin, editor of Shaping Memories, discusses with contributors Hermine Pinson, Daryl Dance, and Kendra Hamilton their stories of becoming strong African American women.

Featuring:
Daryl Cumber Dance, Joanne V. Gabbin (moderator), Kendra Y. Hamilton, Hermine D. Pinson

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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All History is Local

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Char McCargo Bah and Audrey Davis (African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia: Beacons of Light in the 20th Century), Dale Brumfield (Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene), and Lynn Rainville (Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia).

Featuring:
Char McCargo Bah, Dale M. Brumfield, Audrey P. Davis, Lynn Rainville, Tim Shea (moderator)

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Examining Popular Culture

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Paul Cantor (The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV), Margaret Talbot (The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century), David Skinner (The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published), and Wendy Melillo (How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America).

Featuring:
Paul A. Cantor, Wendy Melillo, Eric Riback (moderator), David Skinner, Margaret Talbot

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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Fiction: What Inspires the Stories?

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Nancy Peacock (The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, Carrie Brown (The Last First Day) and Jamie Quatro (I Want To Show You More) use the past as departure points.

Featuring:
Larry Baker (moderator), Carrie M. Brown, Nancy Peacock, Jamie Quatro

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Photographing the Virginias

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Tom Cogill (Listening to the Land), Ben Greenberg (Natural Virginia), Scott Jost (Shenandoah Valley Apples), and Andrea Hubbell (Charlottesville Commons).

Featuring:
Tom Cogill, Ben Greenberg, Peter Hedlund (moderator), Andrea Hubbell, Scott Jost

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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UVa MFA Graduates Present!

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 12:00 PM

UVa MFA graduates Kevin Allardice (Any Resemblance to Actual Persons), Avery Chenoweth (Radical Doubt), Jennifer Key (The Old Dominion) and Peter Kline (Deviants).

Featuring:
Kevin Lynch Allardice, Avery Chenoweth, Jennifer Key, Peter Kline, Jeb Livingood (moderator)

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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1:00 pm

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From Page to Stage - Who Speaks for Wolf?

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 1:00 PM

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

Hosted by Post High, Charlottesville Parks & Therapeutic Recreation and Piedmont Council for the Arts.

Featuring:
Mecca Antonia Burns

Location:
Carver Recreation Center
233 4th St NW
(434)293-2259
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Therapeutic Value of Writing!

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Mildred Spicer shares poetry from her two unpublished books, Bits and Pieces of My Life and Reflections, with the Visually Impaired Group. Discussion follows on ways of keeping personal journals and writings to record and improve their lives.

Hosted by Charlottesville Parks & Therapeutic Recreation, Charlottesville/Albemarle VSA arts.

Featuring:
Mildred Witter Spicer (moderator)

Location:
Herman Key Recreation Center
800 East Market Street
(434)293-8273
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2:00 pm

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Crime Wave: Virginia is for Mysteries

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 2:00 PM

In the anthology Virginia is for Mysteries, 14 Virginia authors set their mystery stories in many of the intriguing locales and landmarks across the state. Contributors include Meredith Cole, Teresa Inge, Vivian Lawry, Fiona Quinn, and Heather Weidner.

Featuring:
Meredith Cole (moderator), Teresa Inge, Vivian Lawry, Fiona Quinn, Heather Baker Weidner

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Family, Food, and Community

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Cathal Armstrong (My Irish Table: Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve), (Andrea Chesman (Recipes from the Root Cellar), Caroline Grant (The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage), Ira Wallace (The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast,) and Joe Yonan (Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook) in a free-ranging discussion of food and family issues.

Hosted by UVa Hereford Residential College, The Charlottesville Cooking School.

Featuring:
Cathal Armstrong, Andrea Chesman, Caroline M. Grant, Martha Stafford (moderator), Ira Wallace, Joe Yonan

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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Fiction and Poetry: Writing Climate Change

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Mary Akers (Bones of an Inland Sea), Laura-Gray Street (Ecopoetry Anthology), Carter Sickels (The Evening Hour), and William Espinosa (Warming!).

Featuring:
Mary Akers, William Espinosa, Carolyn O'Neal (moderator), Carter Sickels, Laura-Gray Street

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Gary Geddes (What Does a House Want?), Philip Raisor (Swimming in the Shallow End), and Sarah Kennedy (The Gold Thread).

Featuring:
Gary Geddes, Sarah Kennedy, Jason Nabi (moderator), Philip Raisor

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

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Sue Rainey (Creating a World on Paper: Harry Fenn's Career in Art), Joy Kiser (America's other Audubon), and Faith Andrews Bedford (Impressionist Summer: Frank W. Benson's North Haven).

Featuring:
Faith Andrews Bedford, Joy M. Kiser, Sue Rainey, Michael Sims (moderator)

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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The Girls of Atomic City

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Denise Kiernan (Girls of Atomic City) discusses the women who worked at Oak Ridge to help develop the atomic bomb.

Featuring:
Denise Kiernan, Nancy O'Brien (moderator)

Location:
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
(434)295-2552
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Two Stories of the Irish in America

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Kathleen Wilson (Textile Art from Southern Appalachia: The Quiet Work of Women) and Mary Lyons (The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia).

Hosted by Virginia Foundation Fellowship Program.

Featuring:
Paul Collinge, Mary E. Lyons, Robert C. Vaughan (moderator), Kathleen Curtis Wilson

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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4:00 pm

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Bibliographical Society: Graduate Student Forum

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Graduate student presenters are James Ascher on Thomas Jefferson, Caitlin Conley on Helen Hunt Jackson, Stephanie Kingsley on Ellen Glasgow, and Ben Lee on Robert Frost.

Hosted by Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia.

Location:
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
UVa Central Grounds - 160 McCormick Rd
(434)924-6040
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Philip Greene (To Have and to Have Another), Scott Jost (Shenandoah Valley Apples) and Ronald Lankford (Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells and Silent Nights).

Featuring:
Philip Greene, Scott Jost, Ronald D. Lankford, Jr., Elizabeth P. Piper (moderator)

Location:
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
(434)970-3113
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Forrest Pritchard (Gaining Ground), fresh out of college, vows to save his family's farm. His book is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir of family farming, sustainable agriculture, and personal growth.

Hosted by Brown Residential College.

Featuring:
Forrest Pritchard, Catherine Shea Sanger (moderator)

Location:
UVa Newcomb Hall
Room: Commonwealth Room
UVa Central Grounds
(434)924-3601
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Getting it Right: Researching a Novel

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Susan Gregg Gilmore (The Funeral Dress), Mary Kay Zuravleff (Man Alive!), and Michael Parker (All I Have in this World) share their research stories and the process of melding their own knowledge with information from outside sources.

Hosted by WriterHouse.

Featuring:
Susan Gregg Gilmore, Michael Parker, Rachel Unkefer (moderator), Mary Kay Zuravleff

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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Hot Button Issues Facing the USA

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Ben Railton, (Redefining American Identity: From Cabeza DeVaca to Barack Obama) Sarah Erdreich, (Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement), and Leona Wen (When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests).

Featuring:
J. Blake Caravati (moderator), Sarah Erdreich, Ben Railton, Leana S. Wen

Location:
Barnes & Noble
1035A Emmet Street
(434)984-0461
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Mary Flinn is unable to participate.

Former George Garrett students, Carrie Brown (The Last First Day), R.H.W. Dillard (Understanding George Garrett), Kelly Cherry (A Kind of Dream: Stories), and biographer Casey Clabough (George Garrett: A Critical Biography) consider the literary life and work of the writer sometimes called "Maestro": possibly the most variously gifted southern writer following Robert Penn Warren.

Hosted by VFH Fellows.

Featuring:
Carrie M. Brown, Kelly Cherry, Casey Clabough, R. H. W. Dillard, Mary Flinn (cancelled), Erika Seay (moderator)

Location:
CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts
100 5th Street NE
(434)971-2787
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Spanish Language: Ana Guillot

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Ana Guillot, Argentinian poet, novelist and writer of children's books, reads from and discuss her work. Program in English and Spanish.

Featuring:
Ana Guillot, Fernando Opere (moderator)

Location:
UVa Bookstore
400 Emmet Street S
(434)924-3721
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Two Stories of Slavery and Emancipation

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Mac Griswold (The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island) and James Corbett David (Dunmore's New World) describe stories of colonial governors, well-to-do families, slavery, and manumission.

Featuring:
James Corbett David, Mac Griswold, Henry Wiencek (moderator)

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

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Cocktails a la Ernest Hemingway

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another - A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, will demonstrate some cocktails inspired by the times and compatriots of Ernest Hemingway.Drinks, unfortunately by law, are not on the house!

Featuring:
Philip Greene

Location:
Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
422 East Main Street
(434)202-7728
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Hear the stories of an Iron Butt Rally legend, the people who seek and find rare motorcycles in unexpected places, and get a glimpse of history through the lives of 13 people who all owned the same 1957 Chevy.

Featuring:
Tom Cotter, Trey Mitchell (moderator), Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Earl Swift

Location:
Woolly Mammoth
1304 E Market St
(434)244-0785
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John Trippel, author and illustrator, leads students in creating a "paperbag art" picture about Jackie Robinson or their own personal goals.

Hosted by Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.

Featuring:
John Trippel

Location:
Carver Recreation Center
233 4th St NW
(434)293-2259
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Editor John Chryssavgis (Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration), environmental adviser to the Ecumenical Patriarch, makes the case that Orthodox Christianity can offer spiritual resources uniquely suited to the environmental concerns of today.

Hosted by Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church.

Featuring:
John Chryssavgis

Location:
Center for Christian Study
128 Chancellor Street
434-817-1050
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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 6:00 PM

R.S. Belcher (Six-Gun Tarot), D. B. Jackson, aka David Coe (Thieves' Quarry), Leona Wisoker (Fires of the Desert), and Colleen Doran (The Vampire Diaries) talk sci-fi and fantasy.

Featuring:
R. S. Belcher, Colleen Doran, D. B. Jackson, Chris Oakley (moderator), Leona Wisoker

Location:
Central JMRL Library
201 E Market Street
(434)979-7151
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A Visit with Ninja Librarians

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Join Jen Swann Downey, author of The Ninja Librarians for hot donuts, a cool reading, and some warm discussion of how her MG adventure fantasy came to be published. Adults, kids, short pencils, fake swords welcome!

Featuring:
Jen Swann Downey

Location:
Greene County Library
222 Main Street
(434)985-5227
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This is How You Open a Pomegranate

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 7:00 PM

This is an art installation/gallery exhibition focusing on a short piece of fiction. The story unfolds through text, art, and fiber in a series of collaborative works that steps outside the confines of the traditional "book" format.

Hosted by Firefish Gallery.

Location:
Firefish Gallery
108 2nd Street NW
(434)984-1777
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8:00 pm

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Crime Wave: Friday Night Frights

Fri. March 21st, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Art Taylor has cancelled his appearance at this event.

Lisa Scottoline (Accused), Victoria Thompson (Murder in Chelsea), Ellen Crosby (Multiple Exposure), John Gilstrap (High Treason), and Dan Fesperman (The Double Game).

Featuring:
Ellen Crosby, Dan Fesperman, John Gilstrap, Lisa Scottoline, Art Taylor (moderator) (cancelled), Victoria Thompson

Location:
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St NW
434-409-5424
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