Tags: Family / Aging

Wednesday: Mar 21

CANCELED—Dialogue Across Grounds: Race, Gender, and Identity

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

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Poet Remica Bingham-Risher (Starlight & Error), fiction writer Lisa Ko (The Leavers), and young adult novelist Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss race, gender, and identity across genres, offering perspectives on immigration, family, and police brutality, among other topics, encouraging thoughtful dialogue within our community.

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Tags: African-American, Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Family / Aging, Fiction, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry

Friday: Mar 23

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

Saturday: Mar 24

Appalachia: Contemporary Portrayals

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Elizabeth Catte (What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia), Steven Stoll (Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia), and Wendy Welch (Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia), discuss the stereotypes and the reality of life in rural Appalachia.

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Tags: Family / Aging, Southern / Appalachian

Youth in Revolt: Fiction That Refuses to Conform

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

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cara Hoffman has had to cancel her participation. Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (The Sleeping World), Cara Hoffman (Running), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) discuss their novels about young people and the fight to find oneself amidst the tumult and politics of the modern world.

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Tags: Asian-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ

Marriage Beyond Borders: Fact & Fiction

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

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Journalist Elizabeth Flock (The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai) and novelist SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies: A Novel) discuss their books and the intimate perspectives they provide on marriages: arranged, loving, truthful, and otherwise.

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Tags: Asian-American, Family / Aging, Fiction, Gender, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Nonfiction