Tags: Publishing / Books / Writing

Wednesday: Mar 18

Celebration of Challenge Into Change, featuring Jaquira Díaz

Wed. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Listen to and honor the Women’s Initiative’s “Challenge Into Change” essay contest participants while celebrating the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment. Jaquira Díaz (Ordinary Girls: A Memoir) will read from her work, contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Family / Aging, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Language / Culture / Folklife, Latinx, LGBTQ, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing, Social Justice

Thursday: Mar 19

Voices of Adult Learners

Thu. March 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

This program features stories written by adult community members who have gained literacy, academic skills, GED completion, and/or literacy in English as a second language. Audience members will receive a copy of the Voices of Adult Learners collection.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Education / Teaching, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

Friday: Mar 20

Reaching Young Readers: Smell My Book!

Fri. March 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Acclaimed children’s author Cece Bell (Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!) and editor of the New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul (How to Raise a Reader), take a look at what makes a great book for young readers and how to welcome children to a lifelong love of reading. Easy access to books, rituals around reading, and giggles, of course, help. Book sales and signing will follow.

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Tags: Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Book Reviewers Bare All: Reading for a Living

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

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join Maureen Corrigan, Anita Fellicelli, and Pamela Paul as they offer a look behind the curtain on the vital job of reading and reviewing books. Hear what it is like to receive hundreds, or thousands, of copies of books calling for their attention, how to decide which to read, and how to share what they love, or don’t, with readers.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing

Saturday: Mar 21

2020 Publishing Day Lit Fair

Sat. March 21, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Visit the Omni Atrium to explore the 2020 Lit Fair, featuring literary magazines, university presses and small publishers, and writing resources with books and book-related items for purchase.

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Audiobook Publishing 101 for Authors

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

Location:

Omni Hotel - Preston Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Audiobook narrators and producers Andi Arndt, Paul Heitsch, and Karen White present an overview of the range of audiobook publishing options available to authors in the current landscape, whether independently or traditionally published in print. Moderated by SAG-AFTRA’s Jane Love, the program will discuss audio rights, production costs and various models of payment, and tips on casting, with time for questions. The participants will provide contact information to attendees for later use.

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Publishing Day: The Write Start: The Moseley Speed Critique

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

Location:

Omni Hotel - Ballroom A

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Submit the first one hundred words of a manuscript for a speed critique by the Moseley Writers. The work must be original and unpublished. Nonfiction, horror, violent material and erotica will not be considered. No attachments. PASTE the entry in an email to writestart2020@gmail.com by Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Tags: Publishing / Books / Writing, Workshop / Demo

Agents Roundtable

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

Location:

Omni Hotel - Ballroom A

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Literary agents Peter McGuigan (Foundry Literary + Media), Laura Usselman (Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency), and Howard Yoon (Ross Yoon Agency) discuss the publishing business, the writing they represent, and answer audience questions.

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Sunday: Mar 22

More Lasting Than Bronze: Word and Art as Grass Roots Monuments

Sun. March 22, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (located in the Jefferson School City Center)

Paul Farber (Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia), conceptual visual artist Veronica Jackson, and Robert Schultz (War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memorials) discuss their engagement with communities to develop monuments representative of those communities, memorials that are conveyed through words, art, photography, and more.

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Tags: Arts, Publishing / Books / Writing