Virginia Festival of the Book Blog

A Festival of the Book Dedication: Remembering Rob

Robert C. Vaughan III, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. For those who didn’t know him, Rob was our founder and longtime President of Virginia Humanities. For those who did know Rob, he was so much more…

Changes & Cancellations

The following changes have been made to schedule and speaker pages. We regret any inconvenience these may cause, and we encourage you to check this page for any additional updates.

Q&A with Dr. Kelli E. Palmer of CFA Institute

We are pleased to announce our second annual partnership with CFA Institute to support select 2019 Festival programming with a focus on diversity and inclusion. To view the full list of programs sponsored by CFA Institute, including their signature sponsorship event, please click here.
In celebration …

Q&A with Festival All-Star: Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani, author of Tony’s Wife, is a playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She is the author of seventeen books, which have been published in thirty-six countries. Adriana will take the stage with authors Lee Smith (Dimestore: A Writer’s Life) and Douglas Brinkley (American Moonshot: …

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 …