Tags: Biography / Memoir

Wednesday: Mar 16

Washington: Entrepreneur, Child of Nature, and Master Planner

Wed. March 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, History

Food, Songs, & Southern Stories: Roy Blount, Jr. and Lee Smith

Wed. March 16, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Food / Wine / Travel, Headliners, Southern / Appalachian

Thursday: Mar 17

How to Eat in the South

Thu. March 17, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

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

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Food / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and Mayberry: New Perspectives

Thu. March 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Language / Culture / Folklife, Southern / Appalachian

Reading from Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean

Thu. March 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Gender, Southern / Appalachian

WWII and the Strength of Individuals

Thu. March 17, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

The Lodge at Old Trail

330 Claremont Lane, Crozet, VA 22932

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Nonfiction

Friday: Mar 18

Hope and Criticism in the Practice of Mental Health

Fri. March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body

Saturday: Mar 19

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George

Sat. March 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Nonfiction

Breaking Ground: Reflections on Race and Medicine

Sat. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

Rightful Heritage: FDR and the Environment

Sat. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Headliners, History

An Evening with Bryan Stevenson – SOLD OUT

Sat. March 19, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, Law / Supreme Court

Sunday: Mar 20