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Alternate Appalachias

March 22, 2024 2:30PM – 4PM

Three memoirists examine their lives in Appalachia, revealing the breadth and diversity of the region.

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Scandalous Ladies of the 19th Century

March 22, 2024 3PM – 4:30PM

Hear from Besty Prioleau, author of Diamonds and Deadlines and Sarah Horowitz, author of The Red Widow.

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Bibliographical Society Annual Meeting

March 22, 2024 4PM – 5PM

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is hosting their annual meeting during the Festival.

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Wine and Words with Jami Attenberg

March 22, 2024 4PM – 5:30PM
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Join New York Times bestseller Jami Attenberg for an engaging talk about her newest book, 1000 Words: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round.

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The 2024 Carol Troxell Reader: Dwight Garner

March 22, 2024 4PM – 5:30PM

In his memoir The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, and Eating While Reading, this beloved New York Times critic dishes up the joys of books and food.

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Blue Hour

March 22, 2024 4PM – 5:30PM

A Black Japanese woman recovering from the emotional scars of a miscarriage ponders questions of motherhood when a boy in her community becomes a victim of police brutality.

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SELC’s 2024 Reed Award Ceremony

March 22, 2024 5PM – 6:30PM
Ticketed Event

Join SELC for a celebration of this year’s award winners, with a special appearance from keynote speaker Jonathan Vigliotti, author of Before It’s Gone Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change in Small-Town America.

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Festival Friday

March 22, 2024 5PM – 8PM

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, the Virginia Festival of the Book is hosting our very first “Festival Friday,” on and around the Downtown Mall.

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Moments in Time: Historical Fiction Breakfast

March 23, 2024 10AM – 12:30PM
Ticketed Event

We’ve added a few more tickets to this previously sold out event! Enjoy a delectable breakfast and sparkling mimosas with authors Brinda Charry, Adriana Trigiani and Jeannette Walls, in conversation with Rachel Beanland.

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Like a Lady: Women in Crime

March 23, 2024 10AM – 11:30AM

Three writers investigate women’s various roles in true crime: witnesses, perpetrators, consumers, and survivors.

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Fantastical Love: Young Adult Fiction

March 23, 2024 10AM – 11:30AM

Two lush teen love stories set in otherworldly worlds bring two Caribbean authors together: Lauren Blackwood, author of Wildblood; and Lauren Yero, author of Under this Forgetful Sky.

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Virginia Festival of the Book at the Paramount Theater

March 23, 2024 10:30AM – 8PM
Ticketed Event

One ticket gives you access to up-front section seating at all four Virginia Festival of the Book featured and headlining events at The Paramount Theater.

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