Award-winning and best-selling Virginia authors host an evening celebrating 2014 releases. Enjoy food, fun, book sales, signings, and giveaways. It’s an evening of celebration for young readers and all fans of pre-teen and teen fiction.
Molly Minturn and Nell Boeschenstein read from their work at this event, which is free and open to the public. Molly Minturn‘s poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in the Boston Review, the Toast, the Awl, the Indiana Review and elsewhere.
Discussion of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer. A well-documented and shocking reappraisal of the legacy of two of the major players in 20th century American foreign.
An intensive two-afternoon writing workshop for students eager to move forward with their college essays. A seasoned teacher and admissions expert provide an overview of successful essays and how to avoid common pitfalls, lively discussion and brainstorming, and varied writing exercises to generate engaging personal essays that capture authentic voice and vision.
The Library of Virginia’s annual Literary Awards Celebration will once again feature host Adriana Trigiani for 2014, plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Barbara Kingsolver. Tickets include a cocktail reception with the authors, seated dinner, presentation, and open bar for $175 per person.
Poet and Virginia Foundation COO Kevin McFadden interviews poet Erika Meitner about the idea of poetry as documentary: what happens when you take on an assignment to report on an entire city—in verse? In 2010, Meitner went to Detroit on assignment for VQR to find out the answer.