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Beyond the Screen: A Conversation with Mark Harris

In partnership with the Virginia Film Festival, we present author Mark Harris for a discussion of his new book, Mike Nichols: A Life. The acclaimed biography explores the life, work, …

March 23, 2021 | 4PM – 4:45PM
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Law and Authors: Jacqueline Lipton in Conversation with Jane Friedman

Jacqueline Lipton, law professor, consultant, and literary agent, discusses her accessible, reader-friendly handbook for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry, in conversation …

March 14, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM
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Confederate Ambitions: Flawed Visions for a New Nation

Historians Adrian Brettle (Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World) and Ann Tucker (Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy) share their …

March 17, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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Dark Times & Mercy: John Grisham and Ian Rankin in Conversation

Authors John Grisham (A Time for Mercy) and Ian Rankin (A Song for Dark Times) discuss their new books, revisiting long-time characters, writing crime novels, and frankly, anything else they’d …

March 26, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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Environmental Injustice: Reckoning with American Waste

Nonfiction writers Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains), Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy), and Catherine Coleman Flowers (Waste: One Woman’s Fight …

March 20, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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Indigenous Poetry: Language as a Map Home

Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria (Maps for Migrants and Ghosts) and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Dēmos: An American Multitude) read from and discuss their work exploring how language serves as …

March 21, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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O Wondrous World! Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil in Conversation

Authors Ross Gay (The Book of Delights) and Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments) discuss their new books, collected essays devoted to …

March 22, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her work, including Red at the Bone, as well as her National …

March 16, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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Filled with Possibility: Poetry

Poets Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me), Kiki Petrosino (White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia), and Brian Teare (Doomstead Days) read from their newest collections, highly-acclaimed poetry that speaks to …

March 18, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM
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Acts of Exclusion: A Conversation with Tiffany Jana

Artist, author, and consultant Tiffany Jana (Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions) discusses their work and newest book, a practical handbook that helps individuals and …

March 15, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM
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Carol Troxell Reader: Cara Black and Three Hours in Paris

As the third annual Carol Troxell Reader, acclaimed mystery author Cara Black (Three Hours in Paris) will read from and discuss her newest book, a standalone historic thriller set in …

March 26, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM