The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy.
Saturday March 22, 8:00 pm
Featuring: Kwame Alexander, poet and children’s writer; Rita Mae Brown, author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; Sonia Manzano, children’s writer and “Maria” on Sesame Street; E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and literacy advocate; Lee Smith, acclaimed Southern writer; and moderated by Dr. Joanne Gabbin, founder and director of Furious Flower Poetry Center.
Thursday, March 20, 8:00 pm
Alice Hoffman’s newest novel is Museum of Extraordinary Things and her previous works for adults and youth include The Dovekeepers, Survival Lessons. Practical Magic, and Here on Earth. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, Harvard Review, Ploughshares and other magazines.
Tickets are complimentary but required.
Leadership Breakfast - $40 (individuals)
Wednesday, March 19, 7:30-9:00 am
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books– including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller.
An Afternoon with Lois Lowry and Kathryn Erskine - $10 (adults) $3 (children K-12)
Sunday, March 23, 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 23, 2 pm, Culbreth Theater
Purchase tickets at University of Virginia Arts Box Office.
Festival Luncheon - $60
Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Crime Wave Brunch - $50
Saturday March 22, 10:00 am – 12:10 pm
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- Festival of the Book set for March 19-23 - The Daily Progress
- Friends of the Roanoke Library Host Bus Trip to Book Festival - Roanoke Times
- Tickets for Festival of the Book on Sale 9/19 - NewsPlex
- Virginia Festival of the Book lineup announced - Daily Progress
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