Amanda Leonard Pohl, co-author of Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing talks with Dan Doernberg about the organization’s history and accomplishments.More »
Wednesday: Mar 16
Pulitzer Prize winning authors Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), Rick Atkinson (The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945), and Lawrence Wright (Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace) will discuss their Pulitzer-winning work as well as their current writing.More »
Thursday: Mar 17
Historians Will Kurtz (Excommunicated from the Union), James Robertson (A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary), and Brent Tarter (Daydreams and Nightmares) discuss their Civil War histories, which closely examine religion, the daily life of a Richmond-based clerk, and the impact of secession on families.More »
Authors Katherine Loflin (Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong) and Robert McDonald (Conservation for Cities) will talk about the power of place and the importance of integrating nature into communities.More »
Author and constitutional attorney John Whitehead will discuss his most recent book, including how our current state of affairs—with militarized police, NSA surveillance, SWAT team raids, drones, private prisons, asset forfeiture schemes, over-criminalization and more—evolved.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 »
Author Tom Gjelten (A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story), Cuban-American author Gustavo Pérez Firmat (A Cuban in Mayberry), and photographer Lloyd Wolf (Living Diversity: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project) present a combination of stories, data, and images related to Virginia’s changing demographic and the faces, cultures, and voices of non-Anglo and non-white immigrants.
NOTE: This program is FREE, although tickets are required. Please click the Buy Ticket button on the program page to reserve your tickets.
Friday: Mar 18
Stephen Harding, author of Last To Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, will relate the history of how US Sergeant Anthony Marchione was killed in flight over Tokyo, three days after Japan surrendered.More »
Saturday: Mar 19
Authors Karen Masterson (The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure) and Sonia Shah (Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond) discuss the origins of infectious diseases, how they have been battled, and predictions about what’s to come.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 »
Sunday: Mar 20
Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Vietnam, war, and literature, including his novel, The Sympathizer, and his nonfiction exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, and Vietnam.More »