Literary Calendar

statewide calendar of book & literature events

Public Events

Books Sandwiched In at Northside Library

the brothers
Fri. Oct. 17 12:00 noon - 12:00pm
Northside Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
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.

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Writerhouse Seminar: Writing Your College Application Essays

Sat. Oct. 18 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

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Library of Virginia Awards Celebration

Sat. Oct. 18 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Library of Virginia
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.

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Author of “Factory Man,” Beth Macy at Hollins

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

Fri. Oct. 24 7:00pm
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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