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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Beyond the Screen: A Conversation with Mark Harris

In partnership with the Virginia Film Festival, we present author Mark Harris for a discussion of his new book, Mike Nichols: A Life. The acclaimed biography explores the life, work, …

March 23, 2021 | 4PM – 4:45PM
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Law and Authors: Jacqueline Lipton in Conversation with Jane Friedman

Jacqueline Lipton, law professor, consultant, and literary agent, discusses her accessible, reader-friendly handbook for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry, in conversation …

March 14, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM
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The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critiques

Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in a number …

March 13, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Lulu Miller Dives into Curiosity: A Celebration of Nature Writing

Author and Radiolab cohost Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist) will speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center. Miller’s …

March 25, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM
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Seeking More than Salvation: Religious Communities

Scholars Tony Tian-Ren Lin (Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream) and Todne Thomas (Kincraft: The Making of Black Evangelical Sociality) discuss their new books, in which they explore the …

March 26, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM
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Confederate Ambitions: Flawed Visions for a New Nation

Historians Adrian Brettle (Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World) and Ann Tucker (Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy) share their …

March 17, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM