Opening Ceremony with UVa Dean of Libraries John Unsworth

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Wed. March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: Virginia Center for the Book


This program celebrates and launches the 23rd Virginia Festival of the Book and its focus on reading, literature, and literacy. The Virginia Center of the Book recognizes Virginia students who received top honors in the statewide Letters About Literature contest. University librarian and dean of UVa libraries, John Unsworth, is the featured speaker.

Explore Dean Unsworth’s database of 20th century American bestsellers here and a related digital exhibit here.

Why should you attend?

Here’s what attendees said about this event in the 2016 Festival:

  • “I always enjoy hearing the letters to the authors by the young people.”
  • “Great to have the youth writers back.”
  • “Great to see state and local support of this event. Student writers – continue this practice at the opening ceremony.”
  • “I love hearing the kids read. It’s always moving.”
  • “I always love the kids’ letters to authors.”