When and how does a place become the subject of a memoir? Author Sue Eisenfeld will discuss with Cville Weekly writer Elizabeth Derby how a form of writing that is usually focused on the author’s personal experience can expand to encompass place and history.
The Festival is free and open to the public. Meet, learn from, and get books signed by authors working in Young Adult, New Adult, Middle Grade, and Children’s books from the greater Hampton Roads area, Virginia, and byond! While the focus of the festival is on young adult literature, readers of all ages and genres […]
Do you use ten words to say what could be said in five? Do your words say what you mean? If not, as William Zinsser says, perhaps “some fuzz has worked its way into the machinery.” Readers expect writers to have distilled their prose to its essence–whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, the style simple or […]
Greene County Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Discussion of Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of members of two families–the farming Pye family and the Morrisons, zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers–are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy.
Laten Bechtel presents an overview of her latest African American research. Her book “Slaves in Will Books, Augusta County Virginia 1745-1866″ contains excerpts from all documents in Will Books 1-46 pertaining to slaves and their disposition.
The Reading Series with Andrew Martin and Priscilla Becker Andrew Martin’s fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and his essays, reviews and interviews have been published by The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, and other places.
“The Truth about Alice.” Peter Hunt, professor emeritus at Cardiff University, UK, talks about Alice in Wonderland at 150. Among the 26 books on children’s literature which he has written or edited is the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Editor, artist, essayist, and author of books for both children and adults, Terri Windling’s numerous books include The Wood Wife (winner of the Mythopoeic Award), A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale, A Wolf at the Door, The Green Man (Winner of the World Fantasy Award), The Coyote Road, Faery Reel, and Welcome to Bordertown.