Tags: Nonfiction

Wednesday: Mar 16

The Teenage Brain: Planning for Success in High School, College, and Beyond

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


Northside Library

705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Frances E. Jensen, MD (The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults) and Dr. Granville Sawyer, Jr. (College in Four Years: Making Every Semester Count) will participate in this discussion about education and life planning for teens, parents, and educators.

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Tags: Education / Teaching, Family / Aging, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction, StoryFest / Youth

YWW35! – Celebrating 35 Years of the Young Writers Workshop

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



100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The nation’s flagship program for young creative writers is turning 35! Our alumni have published widely across genres, been recipients of the National Book Award and the Whiting Award, and much more. Join us for an alumni reading to celebrate 35 years of empowering talented young writers.

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Tags: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing

Thursday: Mar 17

How to Eat in the South

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


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

Digging Deeply into Slave Trade: Pirates, Final Passages, and Free Trade (of the Unfree)

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


UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Author Gregory O’Malley (Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807) shares the stories behind his research, including building a database of more than 7,600 intra-American slave-trading voyages from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts.

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Tags: African-American, History, Nonfiction

Eat Your Greens!

Thu. March 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


The Charlottesville Cooking School

2041 Barracks Road (in the Meadowbrook Shopping Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903

Edward Davis (Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table) and Ira Wallace (The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast) will share stories behind their books and give a hands-on cooking demonstration with collards.

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Tags: Food / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Workshop

WWII and the Strength of Individuals

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


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

Literary Landscapes: Nature Stories from Real and Imagined Ramblers

Thu. March 17, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Crozet Library

2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Leap across continents with authors Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood) and Bland Simpson and Ann Cary Simpson (author and photographer of Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian’s Eastern Streams) as they share stories and photographs from their own travels through well-known landscapes, the picturesque Carolina coast, and A.A. Milne’s enchanted “Hundred Acre Wood.”

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Tags: Environment / Science, Food / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

Friday: Mar 18

Saturday: Mar 19

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George

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


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


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

Sunday: Mar 20

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

Sun. March 20, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Omni Hotel

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its thirteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets are $60 and available in advance only. To purchase tickets, contact: cvillelinks@gmail.com or a member of the Charlottesville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

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Tags: African-American, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry