11:30 AM

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

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

Location:

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

12:00 PM

The Artist’s Book: Concept First

Sun. March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Virginia Arts of the Book Center

2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Book artist Lyall Harris (52 Books, 52 Weeks) shares examples from her exhibit, exploring the considerations of book format and features that flow from careful attention to concept. A discussion and reception with Virginia Arts of the Book Center (VABC) book studio demonstrations will follow.

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Tags: Arts, Exhibit, Publishing / Books / Writing, Workshop

1:00 PM

A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Sun. March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, History, Language / Culture / Folklife

1:30 PM

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 The series pairs musical compositions with previously unpublished work by Margaret Wise Brown.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

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

All in the Family: Fiction by Chevalier, Flournoy, and Scotton

Sun. March 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:

UVa Culbreth Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tracy Chevalier (At the Edge of the Orchard), Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), and Christopher Scotton (The Secret Wisdom of the Earth) discuss their distinctively American novels.

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: Fiction, Headliners

Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson

Sun. March 20, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

Monticello Visitors Center - The Woodland Pavilion

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lisa Russ Spaar, editor of Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson, and contributing poets Jennifer Chang, Stephen Cushman, Rita Dove, Paul Guest, Thorpe Moeckel, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan, Debra Nystrom, Ron Smith, David Wojahn, and Charles Wright read their poems.

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Tags: Poetry

6:00 PM