VABC Raucous Auction
Join us for the annual fundraiser to support VFH’s Virginia Arts of the Book Center. This year, we invite you to leave your temperance at home and spend the evening with us in a Prohibition-era speakeasy! Enjoy delicious food along with a scofflaw’s haul of beer, wine, and 1920s-style cocktails (non-alcoholic options will also be available). Admission […]
Ernest J. Gaines. Photo: ErnestGainesCenter.Blogspot.com
Navigating the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines
Join VFH Fellow Keith Clark of George Mason University for an exploration of the work of Ernest J. Gaines. Gaines has solidified his place among the pantheon of southern African American fiction writers, his work often inviting comparisons to Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Alice Walker. A prolific writer over the past five decades, Gaines […]
2017 Letters About Literature winners Samantha Kiss (Chesapeake, VA; left) and Jocelyn Yee (Ashburn, VA; right) at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book opening ceremony on 3/22/17. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Virginia Center for the Book Announces 2018 Letters About Literature Contest
The Virginia Center for the Book, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), announces the official launch of the 2018 Letters About Literature contest for students throughout the state of Virginia. Now in its 25th year, the contest encourages students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, or speech and write to […]
Virginia Festival of the Book Announces 2018 Headliners
A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the twenty-fourth annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held March 21-25, 2018, at various locations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Announced Tuesday September 19th at a VFH event sponsored by the Miller School of Albemarle, the 2018 Festival will feature the following headliners, whose […]
Cory Doctorow – Dark Patterns and Bad Business Models
Join us for a special talk by science fiction author and digital rights advocate Cory Doctorow. This talk is a keynote presentation that is part of the edUi conference presented in partnership with Virginia Center for the Book, both are programs of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Tickets are $15. A book signing and sale by New Dominion Books […]
VFH Think and Drink with Lulu Miller and Wes Swing
An Evening of Existential, Electro-acoustic Adventure! Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) hosts its first public “Think and Drink” event, a free community discussion program held in partnership with The Bridge PAI. NPR’s Lulu Miller, a current Fellow at VFH, will read an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Why Fish Don’t Exist. Her reading will be set to the live musical accompaniment […]
The Printer’s Ball
Join VFH’s Virginia Arts of the Book Center at the release party for the trade paperback publication of Speaking in Faces. Make sure you dress up as, or in, your favorite font to participate in the costume contest. The winner will receive a pair of Raucous Auction raffle tickets. Music, food, and drinks will be provided!