The Other Madisons with Bettye Kearse

The Virginia Festival of the Book in partnership with Encyclopedia Virginia presents Dr. Bettye Kearse and a discussion of her book, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s …

May 20, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

The Groundhog Forever with Henry Hoke & Lydia Conklin

Henry Hoke, author of The Groundhog Forever, reads from and discusses his new poetic pop novel, experimental influences and practices, and much more, in conversation with Lydia Conklin.

May 27, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot with Evette Dionne & Martha S. Jones

Evette Dionne, editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, discusses her Coretta Scott King Author Honor book with Martha …

April 29, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

Worlds Within Words: Poetry

Hear poets Nin Andrews (The Last Orgasm), Sandra Beasley (Made to Explode), Vijay Seshadri (That Was Now, This Is Then), and Katherine E. Young (Woman Drinking Absinthe) read from their …

April 22, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM

Challenging Slavery in the Courtroom: A Question of Freedom

In partnership with the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, the Virginia Center for the Book at Virginia Humanities presents William G. Thomas III as he shares his …

May 3, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM