Schedule

10:00 AM

Coloring Outside the Lines: Explorations in Text and Pattern

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

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Jane Alison (Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative) and Lois Farfel Stark (The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times) explore the joys of breaking the bounds of their chosen media, the narrative and the image, to challenge our conventional understandings of history, art and form.

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Tags: Arts, Environment / Science, Publishing / Books / Writing

Generals Behaving Badly: Benedict Arnold, Robert E. Lee, and Anthony Wayne

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

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Joyce Malcolm (The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life), John Reeves (The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon) and Mary Stockwell (Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America) discuss three of the most controversial military leaders from the first American century.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History, Nonfiction

11:00 AM

Red Truck Bakery Cookbook Demo with Brian Noyes

Thu. March 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location:

Williams Sonoma at Stonefield

2030 Bond Street, Suite 180, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Brian Noyes (Red Truck Bakery Cookbook) leads a demonstration of one of his beloved recipes while discussing his passion for cooking and how it led him to launch the Red Truck Bakery in Northern Virginia.

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Tags: Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Workshop / Demo

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Leading Lives, in Bondage or Free

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

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Saidiya Hartman (Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments), DaMaris Hill (A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing), and Christina Proenza-Coles (American Founders) bring to life important narratives of African-American men and women, their leadership roles in our country’s development, their commitment to social justice, and the experiences of women of color “bound yet unbridled.”

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Poetry, Social Justice, Southern / Appalachian

Southern Discomfort: Journalists Explore Guns and Drugs

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

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors and journalists Thomas Kapsidelis (After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings) and Pam Kelley (Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South) discuss challenges and resilience in confrontations with violence and social disintegration in the contemporary American South.

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Tags: African-American, Asian-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Nonfiction

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Love and Heartbreak: Mental Illness Memoirs

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

Location:

Central JMRL Library - McIntire Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Charita Cole Brown (Defying the Verdict) and Zack McDermott (Gorilla and the Bird) discuss their own experiences with mental health and illness, sharing hope for ending the stigma of mental illness.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Family / Aging, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Navigating Social Change: Historic Fiction

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

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

A.D. Hopkins (The Boys Who Woke Up Early), Anna Jean Mayhew (Tomorrow’s Bread), and Elaine Neil Orr (Swimming Between Worlds) discuss their powerful stories from the American South in the 1950s and 1960s, featuring well-drawn characters growing up and working through tremendous social changes.

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Tags: African-American, Book Club Picks, Fiction, History, Southern / Appalachian

Exploring Our World and Beyond with National Geographic

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

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Catherine Herbert Howell (The Splendor of Birds), Mark Thiessen (Spectacle), and James Trefil (Space Atlas) discuss the power of photography, art, graphics, and maps to illuminate the wonders of our world and beyond, as told through the pioneering lens of National Geographic.

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Tags: Arts, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Global, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Land Use & Foodsheds in the Mid-Atlantic

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

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Pam Dawling (The Year-Round Hoophouse) and co-authors Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau (Bread & Beauty) discuss their personal approaches to preserving, cultivating, and enjoying land responsibly in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

3:30 PM

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

Thu. March 21, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

UVa Clark Hall - Room 108

UVa Central Grounds, 291 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Author and journalist Earl Swift (Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island) will read from his latest work and discuss the history of, and contemporary stories from, the two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction. This program, an Environmental Sciences graduate seminar, is open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

4:00 PM

Laughing at the Devil—An Invitation to Look at Evil Through the Eyes of a Medieval Visionary

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

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Amy Laura Hall (Laughing at the Devil) will discuss ways the writings of Julian of Norwich, a medieval anchorite and visionary, encourage contemporary readers to look evil in the eye—evil such as war, torture, racial terror, sexual violence—and consider ways such trauma might be transformed into hope and resistance.

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Tags: Spirituality / Religion

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Printing Workshop #2

Thu. March 21, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Center for the Book

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

Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. (2019 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence) will lead a printing workshop in the letterpress studio at the Virginia Center for the Book, as part of an intergenerational project that celebrates words of wisdom shared by diverse residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Workshop / Demo

5:30 PM

6:00 PM

Southern Blues and Folklife Rekindled: Voices of Mississippi

Thu. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Scott Barretta, William Ferris, and Tom Rankin discuss their collaborative effort in creating Voices of Mississippi, the life’s work of Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Folklife, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

8:00 PM

All of Our Rights: America’s Legacy of Inequality

Thu. March 21, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Carol Anderson (One Person, No Vote), Michael Eric Dyson (What Truth Sounds Like), and Martha S. Jones (Birthright Citizens) discuss their award-winning works focused on American rights, racism, and resistance.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction, Social Justice