School & Community Events

The following events take place in conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book, but are typically only open to the communities served by the school or organization hosting the program.

Please note, the schedule is constantly being updated. Check back often for additions, changes and cancellations.

View our StoryFest/Youth schedule for more events you might enjoy.

Wednesday: Mar 22

Priya Mahadevan at Congregation Beth Israel Preschool & Kindergarten

Wed. March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location:

Congregation Beth Israel Preschool & Kindergarten

301 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Priya Mahadevan (Princesses Only Wear Putta-Puttas) talks about her work with students at Congregation Beth Israel Preschool & Kindergarten. Open only to students and staff of Congregation Beth Israel Preschool & Kindergarten.

Tags: StoryFest / Youth, Workshop

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Kwame Alexander & Ekua Holmes School Assembly #1

Wed. March 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

St. Anne’s-Belfield Learning Village

799 Faulconer Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes discuss their new collaborative book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, with elementary school students from public and private schools in the region.
This program is only open to schools that have registered in advance.

Tags: African-American, Arts, Poetry, StoryFest / Youth

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Julie Fenster at Albemarle High School

Wed. March 22, 11:55 AM - 12:55 AM

Location:

Albemarle High School

2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Julie Fenster (Jefferson’s America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation) talks about her work with students at Albemarle High School. Open only to students and staff of Albemarle High School.

Tags: StoryFest / Youth, Workshop

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Kwame Alexander & Ekua Holmes School Assembly #2

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

Location:

St. Anne’s-Belfield Learning Village

799 Faulconer Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Author Kwame Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes discuss their new collaborative book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, with elementary school students from public and private schools in the region.
This program is only open to schools that have registered in advance.

Tags: African-American, Arts, Poetry, StoryFest / Youth

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Thursday: Mar 23

Friday: Mar 24

Dava Sobel at Renaissance School

Fri. March 24, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Renaissance School

418 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Dava Sobel (The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars) talks about her work with students at Renaissance School. Open only to students and staff of Renaissance School.

Tags: StoryFest / Youth, Workshop

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