Creative Words at Rapunzel’s

March 9, 2024 6:30PM – 8PM

Join us for a fun night of poetry and prose at Rapunzel’s, an eclectic bookstore, arts, and music venue in the heart of Nelson County!


Remica Bingham-Risher at Heritage Public Library

March 16, 2024 1PM – 3PM

Remica Bingham-Risher will read from and discuss her latest collection, Room Swept Home, which retraces trauma and truth in her own family line, weaving in historical documents from her ancestors.


Heavenly Bodies & Hot Sonnets: Modern Love Poems

March 20, 2024 4PM – 5:30PM

In this panel, two Virginia poets develop new language to talk about love and describe modern relationships.


Soul in Celebration

March 21, 2024 12:30PM – 2PM

Three poets celebrate Black womanhood, weaving joy and elegy together in their verse.


Family Trees & Legacies

March 22, 2024 11AM – 12:30PM

Three poets look back on their lineage, translating its impact with daring, inventive forms.


Pastoral Pilgrims: Southern Poets in Nature

March 22, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM

Two southern poets turn to the natural world, finding solace and mystery.


Like a Lady: Women in Crime

March 23, 2024 10AM – 11:30AM

Three writers investigate women’s various roles in true crime: witnesses, perpetrators, consumers, and survivors.


JMRL Book Swap

March 23, 2024 10AM – 12:30PM

Swap your gently used books for something new to you. It’s free, fun, and for all ages!


Virginia Festival of the Book at the Paramount Theater

March 23, 2024 10:30AM – 8PM
Ticketed Event

One ticket gives you access to up-front section seating at all four Virginia Festival of the Book featured and headlining events at The Paramount Theater.


The Hurting Kind and Other Poems: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón 

March 23, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM
Ticketed Event

The U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee will explore her poetry and practice during what promises to be a memorable evening.


Healing Words: Poetry and Health

March 23, 2024 3PM – 4:30PM

Two poets examine how the mind and body ail and heal.


UVA MFA Reading at Visible Records

March 24, 2024 2PM – 3:30PM

Celebrate four recent graduates of UVA’s MFA program and Area Program in Poetry Writing as they read from recently published works.

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