Virginia Festival of the Book Recap

Virginia Festival of the Book

Now that the dust is settling after the Virginia Festival of the Book, here’s a recap of the festival!

More than 400 authors and publishers led more than 200 panels and events across Charlottesville throughout the five days of the festival.

Mark your calendars for March 19-23, 2014 – we hope to see you again next year!


Crime Wave brunch with CJ Box

American Icons

American Icons“American Icons”, a discussion between the Honorable John Lewis (D-GA) and 1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos, was broadcast live on C-SPAN on Saturday evening from the Paramount Theater.

Sports Night

Sports Night at the Book FestivalAt the Paramount Theater on Wed. moderator Tim Wendel asks “Why is baseball so great to write about?” John Grisham, Frank Deford, Jane Leavy and David Zirin explain.

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Natasha Trethewey

US Poet Laureate Natasha TretheweyU.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey visits Monticello with her father in the poem Enlightenment.

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Media Coverage

Besides the thousands of visitors who flocked to Charlottesville for the festival, many local newspapers and TV stations took note of the festival throughout the weekend. Read and watch the coverage highlights below: