Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Tuesday: Mar 15

Wednesday: Mar 16

Opening Ceremony with Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton

Wed. March 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

A celebration to launch the 22nd Virginia Festival of the Book and its focus on reading, literature, and literacy. The Virginia Center of the Book recognizes Virginia students who received top honors in the statewide Letters About Literature contest. Virginia Secretary of Education, Anne Holton, is the featured speaker.

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Tags: Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

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

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

Location:

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

Thursday: Mar 17

Beyond Background Characters: Life in Hyphen-American

Thu. March 17, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

UVa Culbreth Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Sara Farizan (Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel), Lamar Giles (Endangered), Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn), and Wendy Shang (The Way Home Looks Now) share stories featuring American immigrant lives and cultural identities. Moderated by Bert Ashe (Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles).

NOTE: This program is FREE, although tickets are required. Please click the Buy Ticket button on the program page to reserve your tickets.

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Tags: African-American, Fiction, Gender, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, StoryFest / Youth

Friday: Mar 18

Teaching Children Science through Books

Fri. March 18, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

Darden Towe Park

Alexandria Searls (Underwater: Exploring Rivers and Streams) will discuss her own work as well as Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center library programs while leading this workshop on skills of exploration and nature observation for students, teachers, parents, and nature guides.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth, Workshop

Saturday: Mar 19

StoryFest & Pub Day: Teen Writers

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

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

This program will provide writing and publishing insight for teen writers from young adult fiction authors Robert Beatty (Serafina and the Black Cloak), Jen Swann Downey (The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand), and V.E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows).

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Tags: Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, Fiction, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

Poetry and Lullabies: A Folk Music Performance

Sat. March 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Crozet Artisan Depot

5791 Three Notch'd Road, Crozet, Va. 22932

Emily Gary and Tom Proutt (Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons) present an interactive musical program for children with selections from both books in their Goodnight Songs Series. The series pairs musical compositions with previously unpublished work by Margaret Wise Brown.

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Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Guys Read: How Jon Scieszka Celebrates Books for Boys

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

Location:

Omni Hotel - Preston (125)

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

When he’s not writing the next book in the Frank Einstein series, author Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales) spends his time supporting Guys Read, his web-based literacy program for boys. Hear how Scieszka promotes reading with the same energy given to his writing, actively seeking to bring boys back to books and make reading fun again.

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Tags: Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth

StoryFest: Picture This!

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

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phil Bildner (Marvelous Cornelius), Marc Boston (The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff), and Sue Fliess (Calling All Cars) will share their picture books for young children and discuss the themes explored in their work.

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Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Sunday: Mar 20

Goodnight Songs Children’s Book Signing

Sun. March 20, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Alakazam Toys and Gifts

100 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emily Gary and Tom Proutt (A Celebration of the Seasons: Goodnight Songs) will sign books and perform selections from their Goodnight Songs Series. The series pairs musical compositions with previously unpublished work by Margaret Wise Brown. Books will be available for purchase.
Why should you attend?
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Tags: StoryFest / Youth