Tags: Headliners

Wednesday: Mar 22

Opening Ceremony with UVa Dean of Libraries John Unsworth

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


Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

A celebration to launch 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.

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Tags: Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

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Thursday: Mar 23

Friday: Mar 24

An Evening with Joseph Stiglitz: Economic Inequality

Fri. March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

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.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, Law / Supreme Court, Nonfiction

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Saturday: Mar 25

Written in the Stars: Margot Shetterly & Dava Sobel — SOLD OUT

Sat. March 25, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Gender, Headliners, History, JMRL/NEA Big Read, Nonfiction

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Sunday: Mar 26

Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath

Sun. March 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


UVa Culbreth Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Sue Klebold (A Mother’s Reckoning), author 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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body

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