Bestselling author and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown (The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives) discusses her work as a registered nurse and writer.More »
Wednesday: Mar 16
Authors Edward G. Lengel (First Entrepreneur), Philip Levy (George Washington Written Upon the Land), and Tony Williams (coauthor, Washington & Hamilton) discuss their latest research and new perspectives on George Washington.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tony Williams has had to cancel his participation.
Authors Eric Angevine (Hinkle Fieldhouse: Indiana’s Basketball Cathedral), Randall Crenshaw (And One Pill Makes You Small), Michelle Damiani (il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center), and Carolyn O’Neal (Kingsley) discuss their writing.More »
Exquisite, master storytellers Roy Blount, Jr. (Save Room for Pie) and Lee Smith (Dimestore: A Writer’s Life) share the stage and tales from their lives, involving Appalachian music, small towns, dimestores, and, of course, all kinds of ruminations on pie.More »
Thursday: Mar 17
Thomas Head (Greens), Bridgette Lacy (Sunday Dinner), and Nicole Taylor (The Up South Cookbook) will talk about Southern food traditions and recipes from their cookbooks that will tantalize your taste buds.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Thomas Head has had to cancel his participation.
Authors Daniel De Visé (Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show) and Gustavo Perez Firmat (A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America’s Hometown) will discuss the making of The Andy Griffith Show, its stars and their friendship, as well as the cultural impact of the show.More »
Adrian Blevins, editor, and Mary Crockett Hill, David Huddle, and Jeff Mann, contributors to Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean, a collection of essays by new and emerging Appalachian writers, will read from their work and talk about speaking back against forbidden subjects in Southern literary culture.More »
Authors Robert H. Gillette (Escape to Virginia:From Nazi Germany to Thalhimer’s Farm), Brian Murphy (81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska’s Frozen Wilderness),and Therese van Houten (Papa’s War: From the London Blitz to the Liberation of Holland) discuss incredible stories in these three books.More »
Friday: Mar 18
Alice Anderson and Georgeann Wilcoxson, coauthors of More Together: 25 Years at On Our Own of Charlottesville Sharing Peer Practices; Zack Bonnie, author of Dead, Insane, or in Jail: A CEDU Memoir; and Beth Gager and Malaina Poore, coauthors of Firestories: Further Thoughts on Radically Rethinking Mental Illness; will share personal experiences in this conversation about mental health.More »
Saturday: Mar 19
Kelly Carlin will discuss her book (A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George) sharing her experience of having a comic genius as a father. Arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of all time, George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can’t Say On Television” was the focus of a landmark Supreme Court decision on the First Amendment.More »
Authors and doctors Louis Sullivan (Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine) and Damon Tweedy (Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine) share their life stories and experiences of race in the field of medicine.More »
Acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley (Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America) examines the environmental legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands.More »
NOTE: This program is sold out. If tickets become available, they will go on sale at The Paramount box office 10 minutes before the program begins.
Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption) will speak about his experiences as a social justice lawyer and how these continue to influence his life-long work to support criminal justice system reform as well as anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts.More »