Tori Talbot is events manager for Virginia Humanities, primarily directing logistics for the Virginia Festival of the Book and numerous Virginia Folklife Program festivals. She has worked at VFH since 2002, first as the operations director for the “Re-Imagining Ireland” conference, as the program associate for Grants and Public Programs, and as assistant editor for Encyclopedia Virginia, where she provided administrative, editorial, and technical support for the project. A native of Bishop, California, she earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia, and previously worked for the Virginia Film Festival.