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.
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 …
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Most Wednesday evenings folks interested in various aspects of printing and the book arts gather at the Center for an informal session of sharing their craft.Please see our Classes and …
Second Round of 2023 Festival of the Book Panels Announced
We’re pleased to share a second round of 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book panels with you!
Lauren Alleyne (SCHEV/James Madison University) lived the first part of her life in Trinidad and then moved to America at 18 and has been there since. Her poems explore what …
Two Newbery Authors Join 2023 Festival
Join Andrea Beatriz Arango, author of Iveliz Explains It All, and Meg Medina, the New York Times bestselling author of Merci Suárez Plays It Cool on Saturday, March 25th at 12:30.
Virginia Festival of the Book Schedule Sneak Peek
We’re thrilled to be able to share the first round of 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book panels with you! We’ll be announcing more authors and events in the coming …
Same Page Community Reads & Featured VA Festival of the Book Author Announced
Ross Gay: The Book of Delights
We’re honored to again partner with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library as part of their Same Page Community Read initiative. This year, JMRL has chosen to feature Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights. …
Sushmita Mazumdar of Studio PAUSE
Making space for community-focused art practice When Sushmita opened the door, inviting me into Studio PAUSE for the first time, the overwhelming first impression was: Color! Sunshine streamed in through …
Five Questions with Kalela Williams
The new director of the Virginia Center for the Book talks about her return to Virginia, how she’s putting her unique spin on the Festival of the Book, and (of course) her cats.
Veronica Jackson had over three decades of experience as an architect and exhibit designer when she decided it was time for a change. She closed up her Washington, D.C.-based design …