Literary Calendar

statewide calendar of book & literature events

Public Events

Teddy Bear Tea: In the Garden at Gordon Avenue

teddy bear
Thu. Aug. 28 10:30am
Gordon Avenue Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Bring a teddy or special stuffed friend for some bear-y good stories (weather permitting) an outdoor tea party. Feel free to dress yourself and/or your friend for the occasion.

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National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2014
Sat. Aug. 30
Washington DC
Join VFH's Center for the Book at the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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More than the Score: “The Kennedy Half-Century”

Sat. Aug. 30 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Alumni Hall
Professor Larry J. Sabato, Director of the U.Va. Center for Politics, discusses his most recent book, the New York Times bestseller, “The Kennedy Half-Century.” Professor Sabato focuses on the life, administration, assassination, and lasting legacy of President John F.

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Live Poets Society at Gordon Avenue

Gordon Branch
Wed. Sep. 3 7:00 pm
Gordon Avenue Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
The Live Poets Society meets the first Wed of every month (except April & November) at 7pm. Come and share original poetry, or just listen.

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WriterHouse Seminar: On Submission: Understanding Your First Readers

Sun. Sep. 7 9:00am - 1:00pm
When you submit a story or essay to a journal, what happens to it? How many pages will editors read before making a decision, and how can you get them to keep reading? Learn where to send your work, how to write strong cover letters, how to interpret rejection letters, and more.

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Gordon Avenue Wednesday Book Group

Gordon Branch
Wed. Sep. 10 7:30pm
Gordon Avenue Branch, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Discussion of Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. Chronicles the history of a painting and the lives with which it intersects, from the artist’s inspiration to its admiration by two art scholars three hundred years later

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Fall for the Book

Thu. Sep. 11 - Thu. Sep. 18
Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland
16th annual Fall for the Book—with free events at George Mason University and throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland—welcomes some of the best-known and best-loved writers on the planet as well as the literary stars of tomorrow.

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