Virginia Festival of the Book Blog

Hollywood star joins Festival line-up with special screening of The Public

On Friday, March 22 at 7:00 PM, the Virginia Festival of the Book and Virginia Film Festival will present a special screening of The Public with actor, writer, director, and producer Emilio Estevez. Featuring a star-studded cast, the film explores homelessness and mental illness in …

New headliners added to the 2019 line-up!

We’ll release the full 2019 Festival schedule on January 14, but we are so thrilled about these evening headliner programs that we just couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about them. Featuring some of the most acclaimed authors working in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry …

2019 Carol Troxell Reader: Jarrett Krosoczka

In partnership with New Dominion Bookshop, we are honored to announce that the 2019 Carol Troxell Reader will be New York Times bestselling author/illustrator for young readers Jarrett Krosoczka. He is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade …

Get to know the bestsellers headlining #VaBook2019

We are so thrilled to announce that the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book will feature the following headliners, representing some of today’s most acclaimed authors working broadly across genres and topics…