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Tuesday: Mar 21

Wednesday: Mar 22

Opening Ceremony with UVa Dean of Libraries John Unsworth

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

Location:

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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We Write Too: Celebrating Skyline 2017

Wed. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Skyline 2017 anthology authors talk about fitting award-winning writing in with interesting professional careers. The program also celebrates the formal launching of the Skyline 2017 anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for  central Virginia writers.

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Tags: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Bus Lines Community Poetry Reading

Wed. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Downtown Transit Center

615 E Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bus Lines puts poetry on the move by soliciting poems from throughout the Charlottesville community and posting them on city buses. Our winning poets will share their work with the public in this lively, joyous, family-friendly reading. Come celebrate with us!

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Tags: Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Challenge Into Change

Wed. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Listen to, and honor, The Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment.  Seema Reza (When the World Breaks Open) will read from her work. Contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work. A book signing and reception follows.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Thursday: Mar 23

Workshop: Writing the Seductive First Sentence with Laurie Stone

Thu. March 23, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:

WriterHouse

508 Dale Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Advance registration is required and the cost to participate is $45 for WriterHouse members, $50 for non-members. To register, please click the GET TICKETS button below.
Where does a story start, and how does the first sentence suck the reader into the narrator’s world? What does it …

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Women Making History: Who Gets to Write Which Stories?

Thu. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Academic and public historians Catherine Clinton, Claudrena Harold, Dava Sobel, and Susan Southard join in conversation with Corinne Field about pathways available to women writing history.

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Tags: African-American, Gender, History, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Shaping Eyre: A Conversation about (Re)reading Brontë in the 21st Century

Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:

The Rotunda

1826 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22904

How does classic literature continue to shape modern-day readers, and how do readers themselves help shape popular classics? Author Patricia Park (Re Jane) and rare book curator Barbara Heritage discuss the enduring influence of Charlotte Brontë’s nineteenth-century novel, Jane Eyre.

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Tags: Fiction, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

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American Lives: Shirley Jackson, Margaret Wise Brown, and Black Elk

Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Ruth Franklin (Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life), Amy Gary (The Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown), and Joe Jackson (Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary) discuss the lives behind 20th century books that inspired millions of Americans.

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Tags: American Indian, Biography / Memoir, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Friday: Mar 24

Historic Crime: Sherlock, Poison, and Music

Fri. March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Holly Tucker (City of Light, City of Poison), Michael Sims (Arthur and Sherlock), and Richard Underwood (CrimeSong) share stories of detective creation, stories of true and historic crimes, and stories behind crimes you may have sung about.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Crime Wave, History, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Saturday: Mar 25

2017 Lit Fair

Sat. March 25, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Book Signings at the Lit Fair, Throughout Saturday

Sat. March 25, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

For the first time at the Virginia Festival of the Book, selected speakers with programs held elsewhere during the Festival will also sign books during the Lit Fair on Saturday, March 25, in half-hour time slots.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, Fiction, History, Music, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing, Spirituality / Religion, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

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Publishing Day: Keys to Success in Book Publishing and Promotion

Sat. March 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Monroe Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Successful authors go where their readers are. As publishers allot fewer resources for publicity, today’s writers must exploit every opportunity to get their books seen by readers. Authors Brenda Drake, Ann Garvin, and Tom McAllister will discuss their varied experiences in bringing attention to other authors’ books as well as their own.

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Publishing Day: Literary Publishing

Sat. March 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Ballroom A

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dallas Hudgens (novelist and founder of publishing houses Relegation Books and Stillhouse Press), Paul Reyes (editor for Virginia Quarterly Review)and Erica Wright (poetry editor for Guernica) discuss literary publishing. Allison Wright (VQR) moderates.

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The Men of Romance Audiobooks: Narrator Panel

Sat. March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Preston Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Romance audiobook narrators and voice actors David Brenin, Will Damron, Luke Daniels, Derek Perkins, and Aiden Snow discuss the audiobook publishing world and creating performances that carry romance listeners from first blush to happily ever after.

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Tags: Publishing / Books / Writing, Romance

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Workshop: How to Write Books Readers Can’t Put Down with Ann Garvin

Sat. March 25, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:

WriterHouse

508 Dale Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Advance registration is required and the cost to participate is $60 for WriterHouse members, $65 for non-members. To register, please click the GET TICKETS button below.
All stories, whether you are amusing your friends at a picnic or entertaining family at a reunion, are made up of …

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SELC Environmental Writing Award Program

Sat. March 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Southern Environmental Law Center

201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join the Southern Environmental Law Center to hear some of the most powerful voices speaking on behalf of our health, our environment, and places we love in the South. Featuring the presentation of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Awards.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Drawing and Writing Libros: A Conversation about Children’s Publishing

Sat. March 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Monroe Room

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Picture book authors and illustrators Juana Medina (Juana and Lucas), Lulu Delacre (Olinguito, de la A a la Z!), and Angela Dominguez (Marta! Big & Small) discuss their Latino roots and the behind-the-scenes aspects of producing award-winning and critically-acclaimed works for children.

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Tags: Education / Teaching, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Sunday: Mar 26

Speaking in Faces: Virginia’s Typographical Treasures Published

Sun. March 26, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Arts of the Book Center

2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lucas Czarnecki and Kevin McFadden present the publication of the long-awaited Speaking in Faces, a type specimen book of Virginia’s largest public collection of metal and wood type holdings, produced by the Virginia Arts of the Book Center.

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Workshop: How to Get Your Book Published with Jane Friedman

Sun. March 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Advance registration is required and the cost to participate is $60 for WriterHouse members, $65 for non-members. To register, please click the GET TICKETS button below.
Learn all the basics of how to get your book published, including how to research publishers and agents, write query letters, …

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