2023 Live-Streamed Events
The following events will take place in person at this year’s Festival and be live-streamed.
Book Festival Preview Events
This year the Virginia Festival of the Book is featuring preview events! Join us from March 16 to 21 across Central Virginia and in Southwest Virginia.
More 2023 Festival of the Book Panels Announced
We’re almost ready to unveil the full schedule for the 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book. But first, we’re pleased to share a third round of panels with you.
2023 Carol Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke
We are honored to announce that our fifth annual Carol Troxell Reader is Meghan O’Rourke. O’Rourke is an author whose work often tackles challenging subjects such as chronic illness and grief.
Second Round of 2023 Festival of the Book Panels Announced
We’re pleased to share a second round of 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book panels with you.
Two Newbery Authors Join 2023 Festival
Join Andrea Beatriz Arango, author of Iveliz Explains It All, and Meg Medina, the New York Times bestselling author of Merci Suárez Plays It Cool on Saturday, March 25th at 12:30.
2023 Schedule Sneak Peek
We’re thrilled to be able to share the first round of 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book panels with you! We’ll be announcing more authors and events in the coming weeks.
Same Page Community Reads Selection & Featured Virginia Festival of the Book Author Announced
Each year, JMRL’s Same Page initiative provides opportunities for book groups, classrooms, and individuals to explore the themes of a single book by an author appearing at our Virginia Festival of the Book.
Kalela Williams Named New Director of Virginia’s Center for the Book
Virginia Humanities announced that Kalela Williams is serving as the new Director of the Virginia Center for the Book. The Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center …
2022 JMRL Same Page Community Read selection: We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
In advance of the 2022 Festival schedule announcement later this month, we are honored to announce that We Are Not Free by Traci Chee, a National Book Award finalist book …
2022 Carol Troxell Reader: Dr. Imani Perry
In advance of the 2022 Festival schedule announcement later this month, we are honored to announce that acclaimed author Dr. Imani Perry will be the 2022 Carol Troxell Reader with …
2023 Festival Schedule
Our full 2023 schedule is live! We’re thrilled to share the diverse array of events that comprise this year’s Festival; from writing salons and book panels to immersive outdoor programs, there’s something for every reader.