Tags: Global

Wednesday: Mar 18

Thursday: Mar 19

Stories of Displacement: Fiction, Far from Home

Thu. March 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Clifford Garstang (The Shaman of Turtle Valley), Mimi Lok (Last of Her Name), and Michael Zapata (The Lost Book of Adana Moreau) discuss their novels tackling displacement, storytelling, and the meaning of home.

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Tags: Asian American, Book Club Picks, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife, Southern / Appalachian

Who Will Write the Story? The Critical Role of Local Journalism

Thu. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Katrice Hardy (executive editor of the Greenville News and the South Regional Editor for USA Today Network), Eric Lichtblau (two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Return to the Reich), and Lewis Raven Wallace (independent journalist and author of The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity), in discussion with Marcia Bullard (retired CEO of USA WEEKEND), examine the critical role of local journalism as well as the threats facing it.

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Tags: Business, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Social Justice

Friday: Mar 20

Global Diaspora Fiction

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Amitav Ghosh (Gun Island), Helon Habila (Travelers), and Mimi Lok (Last of Her Name) discuss their novels exploring personal and political impacts of contemporary diaspora.

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Tags: African American, Asian American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife

Saturday: Mar 21

Family and Fate in Historical Fiction

Sat. March 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Andrea Bobotis (The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt), Curdella Forbes (A Tall History of Sugar), and Kirmen Uribe (Bilbao—New York—Bilbao) discuss their historical novels, tracing family stories and individual fates across the globe and over the course of various decades.

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Tags: Fiction, Global, History, Language / Culture / Folklife

Intimate Portraits of Migration

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jason DeParle (A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves) and Maggie Paxson (The Plateau) discuss their respective quests to explore the challenges of migrants seeking refuge from instability, poverty and violence, and the transformative effects bestowed upon those who help them to forge stable and peaceful new lives.

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Tags: Asian American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global

Braided Lives: Southern Sisters, Leading Anthropologists

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

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall (Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America) and Charles King (Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Genre in the Twentieth Century) examine the reconstruction of our preconceptions of identity through the explorations of their subjects in cultures across America and around the globe.

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Tags: African American, Biography / Memoir, Global, Southern / Appalachian

Family Secrets in Fiction

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

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Andrea Bobotis (The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt), Susan Richards Shreve (More News Tomorrow), and Michael Zapata (The Lost Book of Adana Moreau) discuss the fictional family secrets that form the backbones of their novels, as well as their use of narrative and character development to build suspense.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, History