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.
Leadership Breakfast with Beth Macy
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:30-9:00 AM
Co-hosted by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Charlottesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Beth Macy is the author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town, a uniquely Virginia story with international, national, and local implications.
Tickets $40 (individual), $500 (table of 10)
Festival Luncheon with Frances Mayes
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Frances Mayes, author of Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, and the author of international bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, and Every Day In Tuscany.
Sponsored by Dominion
Stories Connect Us: An Evening with Kate DiCamillo
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM
Culbreth Theater, University of Virginia
Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery Medal Award-winner, is the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for the Library of Congress. DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; A Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist; The Tale of Despereaux, the 2003 Newbery Medal book; and Flora & Ulysses, the 2014 Newbery Medal book.
Crime Wave Brunch with Karin Slaughter
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM
Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of sixteen novels, including the Will Trent series, the Grant County series, and her newest, a standalone set in Atlanta in 1974, Cop Town. Slaughter received an Edgar Award in 2013 for Best Short Story and has won awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
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- Baldacci makes his first visit to VA Film Festival - The Daily Progress
- Speakers announced for 2015 Virginia book festival - Washington Times
- Book festival announces featured speakers - Daily Progress
- Virginia Festival of the Book Accepting Applications for 2015 - VFH News
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