Tags: Spirituality / Religion

Thursday: Mar 19

Frank and Forthright: On Living, Loving, and Parenting

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

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Lauren Casper (Loving Well in a Broken World), Kim McLarin (Womanish), and Katherine Wintsch (Slay Like a Mother) offer their perspectives and experiences on parenting young and grown children, loving well, achieving goals, and what it means to be a strong, loving woman today.

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Tags: African American, Biography / Memoir, Family / Aging, Health / Mind / Body, Spirituality / Religion

Friday: Mar 20

Reflecting on the Divine in our Lives

Fri. March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Carrie Frederick Frost (Maternal Body), Sonja Livingston (The Virgin of Prince Street), and Vanessa Ochs (The Passover Haggadah) discuss their explorations of religion, examining sacred texts, images, and traditions and how they inspire, transform, and perhaps unsettle our lives.

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Tags: Nonfiction, Spirituality / Religion

Saturday: Mar 21

Sunday: Mar 22

Class, Church, and Place in Southern Black Communities

Sun. March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

James Monroe’s Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

William Andrews (Slavery and Class in the American South), Daniel Thorp (Facing Freedom), and Nicole Myers Turner (Soul Liberty) share critical new studies of the lives of Southern blacks. Their works use slave narratives, land documents,  local archives, church records, and geospatial mapping to unearth authentic accounts and provide new perspectives.

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Tags: African American, History, Southern / Appalachian, Spirituality / Religion

Finding Yourself in Fiction: Self-Discovery and Re-Discovery

Sun. March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Gabriel Bump (Everywhere You Don’t Belong), Lindsay Lerman (I’m From Nowhere), and Aatif Rashid (Portrait of Sebastian Khan) discuss their novels about the trials and triumphs of self-discovery, including the first blush of adulthood as well as the re-discovery that comes after loss.

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Tags: African American, Family / Aging, Fiction, Humor, Language / Culture / Folklife, Spirituality / Religion