Illustrating the Everyday
Ivy Creek Natural Area will provide the setting for this outdoor program with authors Arwen Donahue and Suzanne Stryk.
Horror at Holiday Trails
Join four acclaimed horror fiction writers for an immersive outdoor experience at Camp Holiday Trails.
Poets Across Genre
In this panel, poets Quan Barry, Thorpe Moeckel, and Lisa Russ Spaar discuss their forays into prose.
Mid-Century Fiction Lunch
From Jamila Minnicks, winner of the 2021 Penn/Bellwether Prize for Socially-Engaged Fiction, and Sadeqa Johnson, the Library of Virginia People’s Choice award-winning author, come two novels set in the 1950s.
No Ordinary Crimes: A Thriller Hour
Join authors E.A. Aymar, Gabino Iglesias, and Deanna Raybourn for an afternoon of thrillers.
National Book Foundation Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards
John Keene (“Punks: New & Selected Poems”) and Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa (“His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice”) discuss how singular stories collectively shape history.
Bea Wolf Book Signing at Telegraph Books Uptown
Meet author Zach Weinersmith at Telegraph Books Uptown as he signs his graphic middle-grade novel, “Bea Wolf.”
JMRL Annual Book Swap
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is back to host its annual book swap at the Virginia Festival of the Book.
Crowns & Claws: Coming of Age in YA Fantasy Fiction
Debut authors Emily Thiede and Andrew Joseph White discuss their YA fantasy/dystopian novels.
2023 Same Page Community Read
We’re pleased to share that our 2023 Same Page featured book is Ross Gay’s “The Book of Delights.” Gay will be in conversation about this book and his most recent work, “Inciting Joy.”
2023 Festival of the Book Speakers Announced
Our 2023 speaker lineup is now live! We’re beyond excited to announce the 50+ authors joining us from across the country this March.
More 2023 Festival of the Book Panels Announced
We’re almost ready to unveil the full schedule for the 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book. But first, we’re pleased to share a third round of panels with you.