Girls in the World: Middle-Grade Fiction
Middle-grade novelists Elizabeth Bunce (Premeditated Myrtle), Hena Khan (Amina’s Song), and Angie Smibert (The Truce) discuss their new stories of girls finding their voices and using their wits to solve mysteries, overcome challenges, and bring people together.
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Yellow Wife with Sadeqa Johnson
Novelist Sadeqa Johnson discusses her latest book, Yellow Wife, the harrowing story of an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.
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Little Dreamers with Vashti Harrison
Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers) reads from and discusses her work as well as how she became an author-illustrator. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.
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Indigenous Lit: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Kelli Jo Ford & Diane Wilson
Novelists Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (Even As We Breathe), Kelli Jo Ford (Crooked Hallelujah), and Diane Wilson (The Seed Keeper) discuss their work as indigenous writers celebrating Dakota and Cherokee cultures and traditions amid larger forces of history, religion, and class in America.
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REPLAY: Music that Mends
Much is written about incarcerated people. This week, we hear what they are writing and thinking about themselves.
Humanities Fellowships Go Virtual
The Virginia Humanities Fellowship program is operating entirely remotely for the duration of the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fellowship program initially moved online in accordance with the statewide stay-at-home orders …
Black Girls’ Journeys of Resilience and Community
This webinar, recorded October 6, 2020, features an inter-generational conversation of resilience and hope between Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott and Ka’myia Gunn. In a dialogue moderated by Ravynn K. Stringfield, they …
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote
In this webinar, recorded October 2, 2020, Johns Hopkins University professor Martha S. Jones, discusses her critically acclaimed, recently published book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, …
Virginia Women in Politics
This webinar, recorded September 25, 2020, is a conversation between two Virginia public servants: Senator Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat who is running for Governor in 2021, and Senator Jen A. Kiggans, a first-term Republican …
The Shockoe Sessions: The Legendary Ingramettes Live Stream from In Your Ear Studios in Richmond
Richmond’s First Family of Gospel, the Legendary Ingramettes performed live at In Your Ear Studio on September 21. The stream can be seen on In Your Ear’s Facebook Page or …
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100 years ago, women got the right to vote. Well – some women did.
More 19th Amendment Centennial Events Announced
A series of four virtual events celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote kicked off last week with a conversation between two powerful, creative women: Nikki …