Speakers

Thomas Kapsidelis

After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Thomas Kapsidelis, currently a Virginia Humanities fellow, is a freelance journalist who worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch for 28 years.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pam Kelley

Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South

Pam Kelley, author of Money Rock, is a former reporter for the Charlotte Observer and has won honors from the National Press Club and the Society for Features Journalism. She contributed to a subprime mortgage exposé that was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She lives in Cornelius, N.C.

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Joseph Kelly

Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America's Origin

Joseph Kelly, author of Marooned, is a professor of literature at the College of Charleston. He is the author of America’s Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War, and the editor of the Seagull Reader series. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., the inaugural Frank Riccio Artist in Residence at the Virginia Center for the Book, is a letterpress artist who uses traditional techniques to create richly colored, hand-pulled prints that often incorporate messages and aphorisms that spur conversation about race and class.

He received a BA in mathematics from Grambling State University and his MFA in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recent awards include a Joyce Award (2016–17) and the United States Artists Glasgow Fellowship (2015). Kennedy was also the premier featured artist at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art, exhibiting work from collaborations with local black-owned businesses.

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Catherine Kerrison

Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

Catherine Kerrison, author of Jefferson’s Daughters, is professor of history at Villanova University, in Pennsylvania. Her first book, Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South, won the Outstanding Book Award from the History of Education Society in 2007.

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Gregg Kimball

Gregg D. Kimball is the director of public services and outreach at the Library of Virginia. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Virginia and is the author of two books and numerous articles and essays. He recently served as the co-chair of the Richmond Monument Commission.

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Ruth King

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

Ruth King, author of Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out, and Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, is an international teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, and an emotional wisdom life coach and consultant.

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James Kirchick

The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick, author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age, is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, a correspondent for The Daily Beast, a columnist for Tablet, and a frequent contributor to various publications.

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Claudia Kousoulas

Bread & Beauty: A Year in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve

Claudia Kousoulas, co-author ofBread & Beauty: A Year in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve, was a planner in Montgomery County for more than twenty years and lived in the county for thirty years. She is a freelance writer and editor whose work covers architecture, urbanism, design, and culinary history

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Ken Krimstein

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth

Ken Krimstein, author of The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, has been published in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, McSweeney’s, and others. He lives in Chicago.

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