Festival Preview Event in Staunton, VA: Even the Dog Knows

March 16, 2023 6:30PM – 8PM

In Jason Wright’s “Even the Dog Knows,” a family’s old, beloved dog takes a final road trip to help his humans find forgiveness and healing.


Festival Preview Event in Crozet, VA: Trailed

March 17, 2023 7PM – 8PM
Ticketed Event

“Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders” follows author Kathryn Miles’s investigation into the murder of a young queer couple.


Festival Preview Event in Richmond, VA: Excavating Identity Author Talk and Art-Making

March 18, 2023 3PM – 4PM

Join historians G. Samantha Rosenthal and Gregory D. Smithers in Richmond for a discussion of their recent works.


Festival Preview Event: Nelson County, VA

March 18, 2023 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Local writers converge at Rapunzel’s Cafe and Bookstore for a fun night of poetry and prose, as well as creative writing prompts.


Festival Preview Event in Staunton, VA: Bound Visions

March 19, 2023 3PM – 4PM

Meet some of the artists included in “Bound Visions: Art Books by Women Artists,” an exhibition of artists’ books by nine contemporary women artists.


Preview Event in Washington County, VA: The Origin Project’s 10th Anniversary Celebration for High School Students

March 21, 2023 10AM – 12PM

As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, teachers and high school students are invited to Emory & Henry College for the unique opportunity to spend time with Barbara Kingsolver.


Rise Of The Spy

March 23, 2023 10AM – 11AM

In “Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence,” Nicholas Reynolds unlocks the history of American intelligence during World War II.


Forbidden Dreams: Coming of Age Fiction

March 23, 2023 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Join Jeffrey Dale Lofton, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, and William Mark Habeeb for a discussion of three compelling coming of age stories.


A Romance Salon: American Royalty

March 23, 2023 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Meet Tracey Livesay during this informal salon and discuss her novel “American Royalty,” inspired by the love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


The Turning Point: Shaping a Poetic Life

March 23, 2023 1PM – 2PM

Acclaimed Virginia-based poets Janine Joseph, Gregory Orr, and Kiki Petrosino take a look back at their lives and works.


An Identity on the Edges

March 23, 2023 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Mary Alice Hostetter’s “Plain: A Memoir of Mennonite Girlhood” is the story of a woman’s journey to define a sense of authenticity amid a rigid upbringing in a Mennonite farm family.


Unsung Women

March 23, 2023 4PM – 5PM

Two musically gifted women’s lives overlap over the boundaries of time in Rosalyn Story’s novel “Sing Her Name.”

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