Thursday: Mar 22

Fractured Characters: Fiction

Thu. March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Jessie Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy), Noley Reid (Pretend We Are Lovely), and Lauren Sanders (The Book of Love and Hate) discuss their work, following the stories of emotionally fractured characters.

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Tags: Fiction, LGBTQ

Friday: Mar 23

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 23, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM


Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Hermione Hoby (Neon in Daylight), Irène Mathieu (orogeny), Nathaniel Rich (King Zeno), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) give short readings of their work during this annual “late-night” Festival program. Just steps away from the Omni Hotel, enjoy the work of acclaimed emerging writers in an informal setting, with music, drinks, and mingling.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Fiction, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Music, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, Southern / Appalachian

Saturday: Mar 24

Youth in Revolt: Fiction That Refuses to Conform

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


Barnes & Noble

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

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


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