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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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Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen with Lara Lee

Lara Lee (Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen) discusses her new cookbook of authentic Indonesian cookery and demonstrates a recipe using simple techniques and easily accessible ingredients. With more than 80 traditional and vibrant recipes that have been passed down through the generations, Coconut & Sambal interweaves recipes with beguiling tales of island life and gorgeous travel photography that shines a light on the magnificent cuisine of Indonesia.

March 26, 2021 | 4PM – 4:45PM
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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Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in a number …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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Audiobook Publishing 101 for Authors

Hear audiobook narrators and producers Andi Arndt, Ron Butler, Paul Heitsch, and Karen White present an overview of the range of audiobook publishing options available to authors in the current …

March 14, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM
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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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Dark Times & Mercy: John Grisham and Ian Rankin in Conversation

Authors John Grisham (A Time for Mercy) and Ian Rankin (A Song for Dark Times) discuss their new books, revisiting long-time characters, writing crime novels, and frankly, anything else they’d …

March 26, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM