Tags: Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Thursday: Mar 23

Frank Shorter–My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life

Thu. March 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Olympic marathoner Frank Shorter (My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life) shares his memoir, with stories from his greatest accomplishments in running and helping to build national interest in the sport to the extreme physical and emotional abuse he suffered as a child.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

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Friday: Mar 24

The Climate Change Generation

Fri. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

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

Susan Cohen (Coming of Age at the End of Nature) and Leidy Klotz (Sustainability Through Soccer) discuss their latest work and how it engages diverse views on climate change and activism.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

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Touching Land and Nature

Fri. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Ben Kessler (Rivers of Wind) and Denise Low (The Turtle’s Beating Heart) share lyrical stories of the past and of nature, heritage, and memory. Their writing is both timeless and urgent.

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Tags: American Indian, Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, History, Nonfiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

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Saturday: Mar 25

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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Backpacking Adventures for Kids

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

Location:

Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center

Historic Crozet Train Depot, 5791 Three Notch'd Road, Crozet, Va. 22932

Outdoor enthusiast and author Jeff Alt (The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park) discusses real-life outdoor know-how and the fictional national park adventures that take place in his series of middle-grade novels.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Fiction, Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth

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