Literary Calendar

statewide calendar of book & literature events

Public Events

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 […]

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Far From Your Own Shores: A Literary Salon with Josh Weil at WriterHouse

Sun. Jul. 27 2:00pm
UVA Slavic studies professor Andy Kaufman interviews writer Josh Weil about the ways in which taking a leap into a drastically different character can open up your writing, and how setting a story in a place unsettlingly at odds with what you’re used to can force an even greater specificity of vision into your work.

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WriterHouse Seminar: Writing the College Application Essay

Sat. Aug. 2 - Sun. Aug. 3
Join us for an intensive two-afternoon writing workshop for students eager to move forward with their college essays. A seasoned teacher and admissions expert provides 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.

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Books on Broad Featuring Zachary W. Dresser

Wed. Aug. 6 5:30 pm
Library of Virginia
Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era explores the diverse ways in which beliefs about the end times influenced nineteenth-century American lives, including reform culture, the search for meaning amid the trials of war, and the social transformation wrought by emancipation.

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Family Movie Matinee Norfolk Public Library – Park Place Branch

NPL Park Place Branch
Sat. Aug. 16 2:00pm
Norfolk Public Library - Park Place Branch
Excited to check-out your favorite movie just released to DVD but there’s a waiting list? Wait no longer! Grab your friends, family, popcorn, and stop by the library to catch the latest family DVD hits on our BIG screen and reserve your copy to take home later.

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