Tags: Biography / Memoir

Wednesday: Mar 21

Seeking Wellness: We Are Not Alone

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Zack Bonnie (Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten!), Lisa Jakub (Not Just Me), Erin Mahone (If You could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity) discuss their personal explorations of mental illness, anxiety, and depression, and inspiring responses to those mental health challenges.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body

CANCELED—Challenge Into Change

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related issues, this program has been canceled. Listen to and honor the Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment. Tova Mirvis (The Book of Separation), will read from her work. Contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Publishing / Books / Writing

Thursday: Mar 22

Hope & Sacrifice: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Thu. March 22, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Khizr Khan (An American Family) will discuss his experiences as an immigrant, our rights as Americans, and the legacy of democracy that we are each empowered to protect; in conversation with Douglas Blackmon.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Global, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction

Friday: Mar 23

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir) discusses her remarkable story, a mixture of true crime and her own life story, both involving violence, abuse, secrets, and silence. In conversation with Anne Coughlin, UVa School of Law.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

The Heart Lives On: Memoirs

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Sharon Harrigan (Playing with Dynamite), Panthea Reid (Body and Soul), and Mike Smith (And There was Evening And There Was Morning) discuss their memoirs, each dealing with aspects of grief, love, and resilience.

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Vietnamese Memory: A Graphic Novel Reading

Fri. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Telegraph Art & Comics

211 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) reads from and discusses her evocative illustrated memoir about the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

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Tags: Asian-American, Biography / Memoir, Comics / Graphic Novels, Family / Aging, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

Writing Your Way Through Life

Fri. March 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jim Herndon (Jack’s Shop: The Long Road Back and Jack’s Shop: Beyond the Front Porch) shares stories. His books are memoirs and inspirational works that provide readers an interesting look at his life growing up in a rural Virginia county. He will have copies of his books available for sale.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Publishing / Books / Writing

American Studies: Dick, Ike & DARPA

Fri. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

John Farrell (Richard Nixon: The Life), Will Hitchcock (The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s), and Sharon Weinberger (The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that Changed the World) discuss their masterful portraits of the Presidents and the secret work of DARPA and where their stories collide.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

Saturday: Mar 24

African-American Heroes: Lives Told in Pictures

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lesa Cline-Ransome (Before She was Harriet), James Ransome (Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You), and Carole Boston Weatherford (Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library) read from and discuss their historical picture books for children, which tell important stories of African-American heroes in the Civil Rights and social justice movements.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Education / Teaching, History, Nonfiction, StoryFest / Youth

The Gilded Age: Exploring the Arts, Architecture, and Social Activism

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Denise Kiernan (The Last Castle), Donna Lucey (Sargent’s Women)and Johanna Neumann (Gilded Suffragists) share their highly-regarded works on the fine arts (John Singer Sargent’s portraits), architecture (the Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC), and the women’s suffragist movement (seen through the involvement of women in New York’s social class) during the Gilded Age.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, History

Writing to Save Our World: A Celebration of Environmental Writing

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Meade Hall, Christ Episcopal Church

120 West High Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

The Southern Environmental Law Center’s Reed Award event features J. Drew Lanham (The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature) and readings by the winners of the 2018 Reed Environmental Writing Award, which recognizes excellent writing on the Southern environment in book-length nonfiction and journalism.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science

Voces sin Fronteras: Latinx Youth Speak Their Truth

Sat. March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Teen writers Alejandro, J.J., Lisa, and Selena join teaching artists Juan Pacheco and Jason Rodriguez to discuss the creative process and their personal stories involved in the creation of this graphic memoir collection (Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth) by Latinx youth in the Washington, D.C.-metro area.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Comics / Graphic Novels, Latinx, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Sunday: Mar 25

Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

Sun. March 25, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:

Monticello’s David M Rubenstein Visitor Center

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Eminent scholar John Boles (Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty) explores Thomas Jefferson’s expansive intellectualism/defenses of political and religious liberty, overturning conventional wisdom while acknowledging aspects of Jefferson which trouble us today. Meet Jefferson the architect, scientist, bibliophile, gourmet, and family man.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, History

Writing the American Story: Diverse Voices in Distinguished Books

Sun. March 25, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award recipients Peter Ho Davies (The Fortunes), Tyehimba Jess (Olio), and Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures), accompanied in conversation with Award jury member Rita Dove, will share their writing and insights about race and culture, with a particular focus on the August 2017 events that took place in Charlottesville.

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Tags: African-American, Asian-American, Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Gender, Headliners, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry, Social Justice