Tags: Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Wednesday: Mar 18

Share the Ride: Travel and Life

Wed. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Tory Bilski (Wild Horses of the Summer Sun), Cassandra Kircher (Far Flung), and Peter Zheutlin (The Dog Went Over the Mountain) share their personal journeys, including expeditions to familiar and new locations with memorable travel partners. Come, share the ride! FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Following Bird Migrations: Kenn Kaufman

Wed. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Author, artist, naturalist, and conservationist Kenn Kaufman (A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration) provides a keynote presentation on his lifelong work as a birder—since age six, Kaufman has observed, followed, and documented birds around the globe. His latest book explores the world of spring migration and how birds’ migratory paths and schedules have been affected by changes brought about by climate and human development. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Thursday: Mar 19

Natural Wonders: Fish & Fowl

Thu. March 19, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

The Lodge at Old Trail

330 Claremont Lane, Crozet, VA 22932

Coauthors Paul Bugas and Val Kells (also illustrator, Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia) and Kenn Kaufman (A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration) share stories from their work and writing—studying the lives of birds and fish and presenting their experiences so all, from enthusiasts to general public, can learn and appreciate. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Friday: Mar 20

Animals & Allegory

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

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Rick Hodges (To Follow Elephants), Johanna Stoberock (Pigs), and Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8) discuss their novels and the power of animals and allegory in exploring philosophical and political themes. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Humor, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Identity in Contemporary Appalachian Fiction

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

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Madeline ffitch (Stay and Fight), Jeff Mann (LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia), and Valerie Nieman (To the Bones) discuss their fiction and what it means to write about contemporary Appalachia, from nuanced politics to difficult stereotypes. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Folklife, Language / Culture / Folklife, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Saturday: Mar 21

Seeing Nature Anew

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

Location:

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. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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

The Capacity of Sports: Extraordinary Stories

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

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Amy Bass (One Goal), Michael Kranish (The World’s Fastest Man) and Michael Powell (Canyon Dreams) probe the capacity of sport to bridge gaps in culture and condition, which in turn forge connections to advance the integration of communities—and subsequent opportunities for marginalized individuals. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: African American, American Indian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia

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

Location:

Greene County JMRL Library

222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Coauthors Paul Bugas and Val Kells (also illustrator) of the Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia will share their stories behind writing and designing this beautiful and substantive guide, their experiences working with freshwater fishes, and how the guide serves readers, naturalists, and fishers, among others. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Sunday: Mar 22