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Longtime Festival attendees: “Oh, this is amazing!”

Longtime Festival of the Book attendees, Sally Kaufmann Cowan and Robert Cowan of San Francisco, sat down with Sarah McConnell, producer and host of With Good Reason, and talked about why they come back to the Festival each spring.
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“I love reading, and I have …

EMPTY bookshelves

2016 Festival now open for submissions

Our shelves are empty, the online application form is published, and we are eager to read. Do you have a book being published in 2015 or by mid-March 2016? We are taking  submissions for the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, March 16-20, 2016.

Charles Wright

Friday Highlights

Friday at the 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book offered a full day of programs including food  and travel stories; LGBTQ fiction, poetry, and essays; veterans writing projects; Nixon on tape; Sci Fi; Crime Wave; the U.S. Poet Laureate and 2014 National Book Award poetry …

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2015 Festival Programs on BookTV

Five programs from the 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book, recorded by C-SPAN’s BookTV, to air on Saturday, March 28. Details via the link.


Weekend Highlights

Romance, Crime, and Storyfest dominated Saturday at the Virginia Festival of the Book.