Events At This Venue
Please note, the program schedule is constantly being updated. Check back often for additions, changes and cancellations.
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.
Dr. Norman Rosenthal presents his book The Gift of Adversity.
Hosted by The Women's Initiative.
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.
Shelby Smoak (Bleeder: A Memoir), Amy F. Ryan (Shot: Staying Alive with Diabetes), Thomas Larson (The Sanctuary of Illness), and Joanna Chapman (Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood).
Bob Perry (Bowling for the Mob) was considered the best bowler of all-time. Lost for years to alcohol and drug abuse, he tells all in this memoir, with his cowriter Stefan Bechtel.
Stephen Jimenez (The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard), Laura Krughoff (My Brother's Name), and Ariel Gore (The End of Eve).
Benjamin Rubenstein (Secrets of the Cancer-Slaying Superman), Slash Coleman (The Bohemian Love Diaries), and Ariel Gore (The End of Eve).
Rosalyn Berne, PhD, author of When the Horses Whisper: the Wisdom of Wise and Sentient Beings, reminds us to wake up and live consciously in our interconnectedness with animals.
Hosted by Miller School, Sara Sgarlat Publicist.
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).
Joanne Gabbin, editor of Shaping Memories, discusses with contributors Hermine Pinson, Daryl Dance, and Kendra Hamilton their stories of becoming strong African American women.
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.
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.
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.
Recognition ceremony for Poster Art Contest. Posters on exhibit at the JMRL Central Branch in March.
Hosted by Altrusa International of Charlottesville Inc.
Ashley Davis Bush (75 Habits for a Happy Marriage), Daniel Jones (Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject) and Margaret Klaw (Keeping it Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer).
A. James Arnold (The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land) discusses the life of Aime Cesaire, Francophone poet, author, and politician from Martinique.
Hosted by Alliance Francaise de Charlottesville.