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Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture with Prudence Peiffer, Author of The Slip

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Art historian Prudence Peiffer’s book The Slip examines six visual artists and the work they created on the edge of Manhattan in the 1950s.

March 24, 2024 | 1PM – 2:30PM
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Burn The Page with Danica Roem

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A former frontwoman of a metal band and a sitting Virginia Senator. Danica Roem is both.

March 23, 2024 | 10:30AM – 12PM | The Paramount Theatre
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Opinions with Roxane Gay 

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Gay will bring her sharp and witty acumen to the Virginia Festival of the Book in a discussion of “Opinions: A Decade Arguments Criticism, and Minding Other People’s Business.”

March 23, 2024 | 4PM – 5:30PM | The Paramount Theatre
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The Hurting Kind and Other Poems: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón 

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The U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee will explore her poetry and practice during what promises to be a memorable evening.

March 23, 2024 | 1PM – 2:30PM | The Paramount Theatre
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Book Tour: James by Percival Everett 

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With its release in mid-March, 2024, you will be among the first readers to be swept away in Percival Everett’s reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

March 23, 2024 | 6:30PM – 8PM | The Paramount Theatre
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Blue Ridge Thrillers

Three debut Crime Wave authors find the seamy underbelly lurking below the cool silhouette of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

March 22, 2024 | 2:30PM – 4PM | Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
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Wild, Tamed, Lost, and Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South

In this book, Diane Flynt shares her own journey as a farmer and cidery founder, along with interviews from other orchardists, cidermakers, farmers, and more.

March 24, 2024 | 1:30PM – 3PM
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The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

In her new book, presidential historian Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky explores how, when faced with crises and instability, George Washington created a cabinet of advisors and a structure of how it would guide him.

March 24, 2024 | 11AM – 12:30PM | Monticello’s David M Rubenstein Visitor Center, Charlottesville
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Festival Finale at Decipher Brewing

Let’s toast to another 30 years! When the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book comes to a close, join us to celebrate another great season at Decipher Brewing.

March 24, 2024 | 4PM – 5:30PM
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UVA MFA Reading at Visible Records

Celebrate four recent graduates of UVA’s MFA program and Area Program in Poetry Writing as they read from recently published works.

March 24, 2024 | 2PM – 3:30PM
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Defining Housewife: Nostalgia, Stereotypes & Womanhood

In Housewife, novelist and nonfiction author Lisa Selin Davis turns an inquisitive eye on the outdated but persistent concept of homemaker.

March 20, 2024 | 2PM – 3:30PM
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The Links Inc. Brunch

The chapter is in its 21st year of hosting their annual Festival of the Book brunch, which invites the community to listen and learn more about authors invited to the festival who have written about African Americans, the African diaspora or who are African American authors.

March 24, 2024 | 11AM – 1:30PM
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