10:00 AM

SELC Environmental Writing Award Program

Fri. March 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Southern Environmental Law Center

201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join the Southern Environmental Law Center to hear some of the most powerful voices speaking on behalf of our health, our environment, and places we love in the South. Featuring William Schlesinger (one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists who blogs at Citizen Scientist) and the presentation of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Awards to Deborah Cramer and Ben Raines.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Publishing / Books / Writing

Fun Fiction: Satire, Absurdity, and God

Fri. March 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

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

Authors Matt Burriesci (Nonprofit: A Novel), Christina Nichol (Waiting for the Electricity), and Tony Vanderwarker (Ads for God) discuss their novels.

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Tags: Fiction

Trails of Tears: Conflict and Diaspora

Fri. March 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

William Heath (William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northeast), Gregory D. Smithers (Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement and Identity), Mary Stockwell (The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians) discuss their complex histories of American Indian tribes, removals, and individuals.

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Tags: American Indian, History

12:00 PM

UVa MFA Alumni Program

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Alumni from the University of Virginia MFA creative writing program, Jasmine Bailey (Alexandria), Valerie Brelinski (The Girl Who Slept with God), Cecilia Llompart (The Wingless), and Chun Ye (Lantern Puzzle), read from their newest work.

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Tags: Fiction, Poetry

Literature: On Reading and Living Our Best Lives

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Authors Matt Burriesci (Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter, and the Great Books of the Western World), Mark Edmundson (Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals), and Michael Pearson (Reading Life: On Books, Memory, and Travel) discuss the classics, ideals, and how stories lead us into and through our world.

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Tags: Language / Culture / Folklife, Publishing / Books / Writing

Fiction: Pitch-Perfect and Puzzling

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

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

Authors Nina de Gramont (The Last September), Ed Tarkington (Only Love Can Break Your Heart), and Pam Webber (The Wiregrass) discuss their novels involving questions of love and loyalty, suspense and murder, family and broken hearts.

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Tags: Fiction

Battleship! 19th c. American Naval History

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Dwight Hughes (A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the USS Shenandoah) and Charles Neimeyer (War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814) discuss specific aspects of 19th century American naval history.

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Tags: History

Fiction: Aftermath of War

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Quan Barry (She Weeps Each Time You’re Born), Peter Golden (Wherever There is Light), and Michelle Hoover (Bottomland) share their stories of war and aftermath.

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Tags: Fiction

1:00 PM

From Page to Stage: Post High and CHS Parkside Bring to Life Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and The Pea

Fri. March 18, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Students from Post High, Albemarle County Public Schools, and Charlottesville High School Parkside, will be performing an adapted version of The Princess and The Pea. Lead teachers are Constance Wyant and Jeanne Pfaff. This event is free and open to the public.
 

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Tags: Arts

2:00 PM

Visual Poetry

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

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Poets Tony Barnstone (Pulp Sonnets) and Robert Schultz (Ancestral Altars) read, show, and discuss their work.

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Tags: Arts, Poetry

Boldface Names in Historic Fiction

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

Location:

Barnes & Noble

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

Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, coauthors of America’s First Daughter, Victoria Kelly, author of Mrs. Houdini, and Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker’s Children, discuss their stories which include characters familiar to us.

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Tags: Fiction

Latino and Black Communities: Competition, Love, and Marriage

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

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

W. Bradford Wilcox, (co-author of Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos)  and Betina Wilkinson (Partners or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century) discuss love, relationships, and marriage.

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Tags: African-American, Language / Culture / Folklife, Spirituality / Religion

Environmental Thought: Resources, Law, and Politics

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

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Authors Ron Bailey (The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century), Jonathan Cannon (Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court), and Jedediah Purdy (After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene) discuss their recent books.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Law / Supreme Court

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

3:00 PM

Becoming A Healing Presence

Fri. March 18, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

The Colonnades - Monroe Room

2600 Barracks Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Albert Rossi, author of Becoming a Healing Presence, discusses his theme, that in order to become a healing presence for others, we must first be healed ourselves—through an active relationship with the great Healer, Christ. Dr. Rossi gently points the way toward deepening our love for God and for each other so that others may experience Christ through us.

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Tags: Health / Mind / Body, Spirituality / Religion

4:00 PM

Mysteries of the Cosmos

Fri. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Science writers Marcia Bartusiak (Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved) and Thomas Levenson (The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe) discuss their fascinating new books.

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Tags: Environment / Science

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

6:00 PM

A Celebration of Pulitzer Prize Poets: Rita Dove, Gregory Pardlo, and Vijay Seshadri

Fri. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

UVa Culbreth Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Festival of the Book continues its strong commitment to poetry featuring readings by Pulitzer prize-winning poets. Rita Dove (Sonata Mulattica), Greg Pardlo (Digest), and Vijay Seshadri (3 Sections: Poems) read and discuss their work.

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, Headliners, Poetry

7:00 PM

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