Join New York Times bestseller Jami Attenberg for an interactive, happy hour session where she shares the secrets to creativity and productivity. This engaging session is a designed to awaken the spirit and spark the writer’s imagination.

Jami will also discuss her newest book, 1000 Words: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round.Drawn from her wildly popular literary movement #1000WordsofSummer, 1000 Words is about becoming—and staying—motivated, discovering yourself and your creative desires, and approaching your craft from a new direction. Whether you’re a practiced writer, or anyone in search of a creative spark, Jami’s book is a jump start of inspiration.

Join Jami for a happy hour afternoon complete with wine and refreshments before stepping out to the evening’s “Festival Friday,” a night of even more authors in shops and venues along the downtown mall!

More Info

  • Tickets are required for this event.
  • This event runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. 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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