Red Hill Rediscovered: “Pretty Young Rebel” Book Talk with Flora Fraser
Join Red Hill-Patrick Henry National Memorial and Dr. Jim Ambuske for a live virtual discussion with author Flora Fraser on her latest biography, “Pretty Young Rebel: The Life of Flora MacDonald.”
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Little is known about William M. Rittase. His work photographing the C&O Railway is now considered among some of the best and most artistic depictions of American industry. But he passed away in 1968 in near obscurity with a published obituary of only a few lines. His work is the subject of a new book published by the C&O Historical Society with the help of a Virginia Humanities grant.
Handsome, Durable, and Inexpensive: The ‘Modern Library,’ 1925-1959
The Bibliographical Society of UVA hosts their annual meeting, announcing the publication of an online bibliography of the Modern Library.
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.
Fifth Annual Carol Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke
Meghan O’Rourke’s new book “The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness” blends an account of her own medical journey with a broad view of the history and current state of long-term maladies.
In “American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795,” Edward J. Larson grapples with the legacy of enslavement in America.
Origin Stories: Belief & Identity in VA Memoirs
These memoirs from VA professors Sofia Samatar and Matthew Vollmer explore how family, history, and religion shape our backgrounds.
Illustrating the Everyday
Ivy Creek Natural Area will provide the setting for this outdoor program with authors Arwen Donahue and Suzanne Stryk.
2023 Carol Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke
We are honored to announce that our fifth annual Carol Troxell Reader is Meghan O’Rourke. O’Rourke is a New York Times bestselling author, poet, editor, and podcaster whose work often tackles challenging …