Literary Luncheon with Jacqueline Woodson—SOLD OUT

Thu. March 19, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Omni Hotel - Ballroom

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Sponsored by: Dominion Energy, Lead Sponsor; Wells Fargo, Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Old Dominion Capital Management, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation initiative


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Bring your whole book club to hear from headlining author Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone, as she speaks about her life and work at the annual Literary Luncheon. Enjoy a delicious plated lunch and dessert, followed by book sales and a signing with Ms. Woodson.

Tickets for this program are now sold out and the waitlist is full.
Jacqueline Woodson will also be speaking at the JMRL Same Page program on Wednesday, March 18, which is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Profoundly moving… With its abiding interest in the miracle of everyday love, Red at the Bone is a proclamation.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A treasure awaits readers who encounter Red at the Bone…. A universal American tale of striving, failing, then trying again.”—Time

“Sublime…. This short novel contains immense empathy for each member of its wide ensemble. Thus, as Woodson covers nearly a century, from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre to 9/11, her grasp of history’s weight on individuals—and definitive feel for borough life, past and present—proves to be as emotionally transfixing as ever.”—Entertainment Weekly



The Virginia Festival of the Book appreciates the support of Dominion Energy as Lead Sponsor of this program, with additional support from Wells Fargo and and the Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.


We also thank the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their support of this program through their Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative.