Tags: StoryFest / Youth

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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Thursday: Mar 23

Friday: Mar 24

Book Signing with Catherine Clinton

Fri. March 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

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

Catherine Clinton, historian and author of I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry, will sign copies of this award-winning book which presents work by 25 African American poets.

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Saturday: Mar 25

Clifford, We Love You

Sat. March 25, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

WVPT celebrates Clifford the Big Red Dog while promoting children’s love of reading by presenting an episode of the popular PBS Kids show, based on the series of books by Norman Bridwell.

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Flying Lessons & Other Stories: We Need Diverse Books

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

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Editor, Ellen Oh, and contributing authors, Soman Chainani and Meg Medina, discuss short stories that everybody can love, as well as the new anthology of fiction for middle grades and early teens, Flying Lessons & Other Stories, published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books™.

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22nd Annual Kids’ Book Swap

Sat. March 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Children's Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bring your gently used children’s books and trade for new-to-you books. We’ll start with fifty boxes of books in the morning and will keep swapping until lunchtime. It’s free and it’s fun!

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Adventures in the Middle: Friendships and Mysteries in Middle School

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

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Casey Lyall (Howard Wallace, P.I.), Ali Standish (The Ethan I Was Before), and Danette Vigilante (The Trouble With Half a Moon) discuss the characters, friendships, and mysteries that provide the compelling and realistic material for their recent middle-grade novels.

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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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Storytime Marathon

Sat. March 25, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Children's Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

A selection of beloved children’s authors and illustrators take turns reading from their books, interspersed with short activities for children ages 3-6. Parents are welcome to join in as well, and drop-ins are encouraged at this informal program.

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The Supernatural Self: Fantasy and Intrigue in YA Fiction

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

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jennifer Brody (Return of the Continuums), Brenda Drake (Thief of Lies), Shaun David Hutchinson (At the Edge of the Universe), and Eric Smith (Branded) talk about world-building, character development, mythologies, and their creative processes as young adult fiction writers.

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From Killer Robots to Evil Emperors: Tom Angleberger & John Claude Bemis

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

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Tom Angleberger (Rocket and Groot) and John Claude Bemis (Out of Abaton) discuss the captivating tales of betrayal, fantastical adventures, and other hijinks that make up their popular novels and illustrated comics.

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Tags: Comics and Graphic Novels, Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, StoryFest / Youth

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