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Exploring African American Experiences

The 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book will present a wide range of programs exploring and celebrating African American experiences through the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice efforts, modern medicine, hairstyles, award-winning literary fiction, and more…


What is StoryFest?

During StoryFest programs, kids have the chance to meet favorite authors, learn how to make mini-comics, read and share new picture books and comics, and get writing advice from experienced authors with bestselling young adult books.


Meet Youth Outreach Coordinator Clover Carroll

In our continuing series of behind-the-scenes profiles of Festival staff and volunteers, we’d like to invite you to get to know the Festival’s Youth Outreach Coordinator, Clover Carroll.

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Meet Festival intern Mia O’Neill

Welcome to a new series that will help you get to know the individual volunteers, interns, and staff members who make the Virginia Festival of the Book possible! To kick it off, we’re featuring one of our 2016 Festival intern, Mia O’Neill.