Voices of Adult Learners
Voices of Adult Learners is a celebration bringing together adults from literacy, GED, and ESL education programs to share their compelling stories.
Taps and Top 10 Hits
Stereogum senior editor Tom Breihan’s new book spins stories from decades of sounds and ponders the playlists of the future.
Food and Blackness
Cultural critic Clarkisha Kent and scholar Psyche A. Williams-Forson meet to discuss how racism operates in the practice and culture of eating.
A Sci-Fi Salon: Flying the Coop
Distinguished Virginia Tech professor Lucinda Roy meets with writers and readers in this informal salon to discuss her latest book, “Flying the Coop.”
Nyle DiMarco—an actor, cultural icon of the Deaf community, and now an NYT bestselling author—shares his story of navigating a world built for hearing people.
Folklore and Futures
A future-focused, materialist, and collaborative approach to cultural work is what Emily Hilliard offers in “Making our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia.”
How to Use Tarot to Enchant Your Inner Writing Witch & Add Sorcery to Your Fiction, Poetry & Prose
Join bestselling author and tarot deck creator Sasha Graham as she teaches you how to use tarot and magical practice for all aspects of your writing journey.
Handsome, Durable, and Inexpensive: The ‘Modern Library,’ 1925-1959
The Bibliographical Society of UVA hosts their annual meeting, announcing the publication of an online bibliography of the Modern Library.
Furious Flower Poetry Hour
Join past and present members of JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Center for poetry readings and discussion.
IN PERSON EVENT SOLD OUT – SELC’s 2023 Reed Award Ceremony (virtual attendance available)
IN PERSON EVENT SOLD OUT – SELC’s 2023 Reed Award Ceremony (virtual attendance available). The ceremony’s featured speaker is Heather McTeer Toney, an expert on environmental and climate justice issues.
Bestsellers and Best Cellars Reception
Join the night’s bestselling authors and enjoy a curated selection of wines and a featured cocktail, inspired by this year’s Festival books.
Finding the Light: Bestsellers Panel
Three NYT bestselling authors with new books—Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Meghan O’Rourke, and Matthew Quick—share what it means to find the light.