Betty Joyce Nash’s essays and stories have aired on NPR affiliate WVTF and appeared in the Christian Science MonitorNorth Dakota QuarterlyReckon ReviewAcross the Margin, and elsewhere. Her first novel, Everybody Here is Kin, debuted September 2023 (Madville Publishing). Her work has been recognized with fellowships from MacDowell, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland.


Festival Friday

March 22, 2024 5PM – 8PM

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, the Virginia Festival of the Book is hosting our very first “Festival Friday,” on and around the Downtown Mall.


The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critique 

March 24, 2024 1PM – 3PM

Panelists will read aloud from anonymous submissions of the first 100 words of original, unpublished manuscripts, then discuss story elements that work, suggest story elements that could be improved, and answer questions from the audience.

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With generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci

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