Announcing 2017 Headline Events

Start making your plans! We are thrilled to announce seven 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book headliners, including featured speakers for the Leadership Breakfast, Festival Luncheon, and Crime Wave Brunch…


Kwame Alexander

Co-author of Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets


Joseph Stiglitz

Author of The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them


Ashley Christensen

Author of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner


Ekua Holmes

Illustrator of Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets


Looking back at #VaBook2016

Each year, attendees and Festival participants alike send notes, leave voicemails, or tell us in person how much the Virginia Festival of the Book means to them…

Louise Ferrall

Meet Louise, the Festival’s summer intern

As we wrap up the summer season, we want to thank our summer intern, Louise, for all the hard work she did to support the Festival as well as the Virginia Center for the Book. Get to know her…