Literary Calendar

statewide calendar of book & literature events

Public Events

Young Adult Fantasy Writer Angie Smibert at Hollins

Wed. Jul. 16 7:30 pm
Hollins University
Young adult fantasy writer Angie Smibert is the author of Memento Nora, The Forgetting Curve, and The Meme Plague. Sponsored by the graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration.

More info »

2nd Annual Freedom Read-athon

Fri. Jul. 18 10:00am - 10:00pm
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
In recognition of Nelson Mandela International Day and to mark what would have been Madiba’s 96th birthday, we will hold our second Freedom Read-athon. Ten hours of words for freedom–67 minutes of which will be devoted to words by Nelson Mandela to honor his years as an ardent fighter for human rights.

More info »

Author/Illustrator Judy Schachner at Hollins

Fri. Jul. 18 7:30 pm - 2 pm
Hollins University
Author/Illustrator Judy Schachner is the creator of Skippyjon Jones, the big-eared Siamese star of many of her picture books, as well as numerous others including Yo Vikings, The Grannyman, Bits and Pieces, and Willy and May.

More info »

Card Class Summer Camp

Cards printed at VABC
Sat. Jul. 19 - Sat. Aug. 2
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Learn to combine digital design with traditional letterpress printing in two classes at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center.

More info »

20th Annual Francelia Butler Student Conference on Children’s Literature

Sat. Jul. 26 8 am - 5 pm
Hollins University
Keynote address by visiting scholar Jack Zipes, author of numerous books on rnfairy tales and their evolution, including Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical  Theories of Folk and Fairy Tale, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales,  Children and the Culture Industry, Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, The […]

More info »