Tags: Southern / Appalachian

Wednesday: Mar 16

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

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


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


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


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



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

Friday: Mar 18

Saturday: Mar 19