Chapman Hood Frazier

Chapman Hood Frazier was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and has lived most of his life in Virginia. He completed a BA and MA at West Virginia University and wrote …


Remica Bingham-Risher at Heritage Public Library

March 16, 2024 1PM – 3PM

Remica Bingham-Risher will read from and discuss her latest collection, Room Swept Home, which retraces trauma and truth in her own family line, weaving in historical documents from her ancestors.


Creative Words at Rapunzel’s

March 9, 2024 6:30PM – 8PM

Join us for a fun night of poetry and prose at Rapunzel’s, an eclectic bookstore, arts, and music venue in the heart of Nelson County!


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.


The Hurting Kind and Other Poems: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón 

March 23, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM
Ticketed Event

The U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee will explore her poetry and practice during what promises to be a memorable evening.


UVA MFA Reading at Visible Records

March 24, 2024 2PM – 3:30PM

Celebrate four recent graduates of UVA’s MFA program and Area Program in Poetry Writing as they read from recently published works.


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.


Healing Words: Poetry and Health

March 23, 2024 3PM – 4:30PM

Two poets examine how the mind and body ail and heal.


JMRL Book Swap

March 23, 2024 10AM – 12:30PM

Swap your gently used books for something new to you. It’s free, fun, and for all ages!


Pastoral Pilgrims: Southern Poets in Nature

March 22, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM

Two southern poets turn to the natural world, finding solace and mystery.


Family Trees & Legacies

March 22, 2024 11AM – 12:30PM

Three poets look back on their lineage, translating its impact with daring, inventive forms.


Soul in Celebration

March 21, 2024 12:30PM – 2PM

Three poets celebrate Black womanhood, weaving joy and elegy together in their verse.

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