Schedule

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Virginia Festival of the Book: March 22-26, 2017

11:00 AM

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

Sun. March 26, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its fourteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets required.

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Tags: African-American, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

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12:30 PM

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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Tags: Arts, Exhibit, Publishing / Books / Writing

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1:00 PM

Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath

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

Location:

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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A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

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

Location:

Monticello’s David M Rubenstein Visitor Center

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jane Kamensky reveals the divided loyalties, tangled sympathies of the American Revolution in the eyes of colonial America’s premier painter. Copley’s life and career mirrored the Revolution’s spectacular rises and devastating downfalls, yet he remains a premier figure in artistic legacies even today.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, History

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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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Tags: Publishing / Books / Writing, Workshop

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2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Touching History: Richard Rabinowitz on Curating America

Sun. March 26, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

James Monroe’s Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Richard Rabinowitz (Curating America: Journeys through Storyscapes of the American Past) will discuss his work in creating more than 500 history museums, exhibitions, and educational programs, including how one shapes and informs the narrative, making history touchable. Rabinowitz will be in conversation with Ed Ayers.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, History, Nonfiction

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