School & Community Events

The following events take place in conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book, but are typically only open to the communities served by the school or organization hosting the program.

Please note, the schedule is constantly being updated. Check back often for additions, changes and cancellations.

View our StoryFest/Youth schedule for more events you might enjoy.

Tuesday: Mar 15

Wednesday: Mar 16

Roots of Bluegrass

Wed. March 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Mary Williams Community Center, JABA

233 4th Street NW, Suite J, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Using a slide show, oratory, and guitar music, local musician and educator Wayne T. Wright will explore the genre of bluegrass music. This program is open only to the JABA community.

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Tags: Arts

Thursday: Mar 17

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

Thu. March 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Worksource Enterprises

1311 Carlton Avenue, 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 private, for the WorkSource Enterprises community only.

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Tags: Arts

Friday: Mar 18

A Journey to Elsewhere: Poetry Through The Seasons of Life

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


Herman Key Recreation Center

800 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Leonard Tuchyner (A Journey to Elsewhere: Poetry Through the Seasons of Life) will read from his poetry collection and discuss how his experiences as a blind writer in a sighted community eventually led to the publication of this book. This program is private for the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Vision Impairment group. Sarah Blech will moderate.

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Tags: Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing

Winifred Conkling at the Village School

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


Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Winifred Conkling (Radioactive! How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World) talks about her work with students at the Village School. Open only to students and staff of the Village School.

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Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Monday: Mar 21