Tags: Food / Beer / Wine / Travel

Thursday: Mar 21

Exploring Our World and Beyond with National Geographic

Thu. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Catherine Herbert Howell (The Splendor of Birds), Mark Thiessen (Spectacle), and James Trefil (Space Atlas) discuss the power of photography, art, graphics, and maps to illuminate the wonders of our world and beyond, as told through the pioneering lens of National Geographic.

More »

Tags: Arts, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Global, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Land Use & Foodsheds in the Mid-Atlantic

Thu. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Pam Dawling (The Year-Round Hoophouse) and co-authors Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau (Bread & Beauty) discuss their personal approaches to preserving, cultivating, and enjoying land responsibly in the Mid-Atlantic region.

More »

Tags: Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Friday: Mar 22

The Socio-Economic Politics of Food & Family

Fri. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Co-authors Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott discuss their collaborative work researching and writing Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It, based on extensive interviews and fieldwork in the homes and kitchens of a diverse group of American families.

More »

Tags: Family / Aging, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Social Justice

New Writing on Climate Change: A Dialogue on Responsibility

Fri. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Mike Gunter Jr. (Tales of an Ecotourist), Susan Hand Shetterly (Seaweed Chronicles), and Rick Van Noy (Sudden Spring) discuss the people and wildlife that they’ve encountered in their work, as well as the threats that climate change poses for them and the impacts that it has already had, from Downeast Maine to the Gulf Coast of the American South, and across the globe.

More »

Tags: Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Global, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 22, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black), John Lingan (Homeplace), and Mathangi Subramanian (A People’s History of Heaven) give short readings of their work during this annual “late-night” Festival program. Jesse Jarnow (Wasn’t That a Time) and Tim Mohr (Burning Down the Haus) will deejay.

More »

Tags: African-American, Arts, Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Fiction, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, History, Humor, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing, Southern / Appalachian