Literary Calendar

statewide calendar of book & literature events

Public Events

Author of “Factory Man,” Beth Macy at Hollins

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Thu. Oct. 23 - Fri. Oct. 24
Hollins University, Green Drawing Room, Main
Reading by the Author of “Factory Man,” Beth Macy, whose new book is Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town.

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Poetry as Documentary: A Literary Salon with Erika Meitner

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Fri. Oct. 24 7:00pm
WriterHouse
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.

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Alakazam Book Signing “The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream”

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Sat. Oct. 25 1:00 - 2:30
Alakazam Toys & Gifts
Meet the author and illustrator of The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream, a sequel to The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony, illustrated by Cris Arbo. This charming tale follows the flight of a seed from the countryside to the city – buffeted by wind, caught in a spider web, trapped in trash.

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WriterHouse Seminar: Poetry Taboos and You

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Sat. Oct. 25 9:00am - 1:00pm
WriterHouse
How can we learn to stop worrying about offending readers of our work? In this seminar, we’ll explore taboos in poetry and ways to break common writing blocks around difficult subjects.

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