Tags: Poetry

Wednesday: Mar 18

Thursday: Mar 19

Exploring LGBTQ Stories and Histories

Thu. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Julia Koets (The Rib Joint), Jeff Mann (LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia), James Polchin (Indecent Advances) will discuss their recent books—memoir, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction—sharing stories of LGBTQ lives, including the complex balances found between Southern and queer identities, and uncovered histories of gay lives lived in secret and lost to violence.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Fiction, History, LGBTQ, Poetry, Southern / Appalachian

Friday: Mar 20

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 20, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM


Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Cameron Awkward-Rich (Dispatch), Morgan Parker (Magical Negro), and Amy Woolard (Neck of the Woods) give readings of their poetry during this annual “late-night” Festival program.

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Tags: African American, Arts, Asian American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body, LGBTQ, Poetry, Social Justice

Saturday: Mar 21

Seeing Nature Anew

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


New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thorpe Moeckel (Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw), Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations), Laura-Gray Street (editor, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia) share perspectives on their deep engagement with the natural world as a source of inspiration and solace, continuity and awe.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Environment / Science, Poetry, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Sunday: Mar 22

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

Sun. March 22, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Omni Hotel - Ballroom

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its sixteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets required.

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Tags: African American, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry