Virginia Festival of the Book

Watch more than forty conversations with authors, illustrators, and publishers from our 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book.

March 13–26, 2021 | Online

Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

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March 15, 2021 | 7PM – 8:30PM | VIRTUAL

Monument Lab & Creative Speculations Where You Live

Paul Farber (Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia) discusses his work as a co-founder of The Monument Lab, which works with community members to reimagine public spaces through stories of …

October 15, 2020 | 12PM | Zoom webinar

Does Good Exist?

Maggie Paxson discusses her memoir, The Plateau, which blends anthropology, history, and personal introspection to delve deep into philosophical and moral issues; with Bella Stander. “Multilayered, intimate .. Paxson is …

September 10, 2020 | 12PM | Webinar