$15 General Admission | $8 Student

A former frontwoman of a metal band and a sitting Virginia Senator. Danica Roem is both.

In vivid and captivating prose, she describes how she transformed what some might consider weak points into her greatest strengths, inspiring us all to write our own stories with verve and fire. Danica Roem is the first transgender Virginia U.S. Senator and a master storyteller, and Burn the Page: A True Story of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change is a call, an inspiration, and a memoir. It is a manifesto written to galvanize readers to make their own.

Roem will be in conversation with Gary Nimax, chair of UVA’s LGBTQ Committee — this event’s program partner. 

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  • Events run one hour. Book sales and signings take place immediately after each event, and may run a half-hour or more.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.

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