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Written in the Stars: Margot Shetterly & Dava Sobel

Authors Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures) and Dava Sobel (The Glass Universe) discuss their new books and careers as female historians as well as the impact they hope their work has.

Best Books of the Year at the 2017 Festival

As this year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the best books of the year. Check out these books that appear on some of 2016’s best-of lists to get an idea of what to read…

Poetry & Prose 2017

Did you know that students from Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties have a chance to be in the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book?

More tickets are now available PLUS additional headliners announced!

As the holiday season kicks off, we’re pleased to announce that tickets are now available for even more of the exciting programs we have planned in 2017. PLUS we have new headliners to announce, hot off the year-end best-of lists, promising something for everyone…

An Evening with Joseph Stiglitz: Economic Inequality

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz (The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them) will address one of America’s greatest challenges, asking why inequality has increased in the Western world and what we can we do about it.

Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath

Sue Klebold, author of A Mother’s Reckoning and advocate for mental health awareness, research, and suicide prevention, shares the story of her son, one of the two shooters at Columbine High School in 1999, to help other families see the signs when their children need help. Dr. Richard Bonnie will join Klebold on stage for discussion and questions.

Out of Wonder: Kwame Alexander & Ekua Holmes

Author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes will discuss their influential work as well as their collaborative book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets.