That’s a Wrap!
Well y’all, that’s a wrap on our 29th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book! Thank you SO MUCH to our amazing community that showed up with excitement, curiosity, and an …
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Save the Small Sums
In 1865, the Freedman’s Bank was written into law by President Lincoln to help newly freed enslaved people save money and buy land. But the bank collapsed less than 10 years after it was established – throwing many Black Americans into financial ruin. Justene Hill Edwards says the racial wealth gap can be traced back to the rise and fall of the Freedman’s Bank.
Elizabeth LaPrelle & Elsa Howell
Appalachian Ballad Singing On a farm outside of Rural Retreat, tucked into a bend of small, winding White Rock Creek and down the hill from the home she grew up …
8 Great Virginia Festival of the Book Reads
It’s time to clear off space on your bookshelf, because from March 23-26, the 29th annual Virginia Festival of the Book is happening right here in the Charlottesville area. The …
HotSeat: Kalela Williams
Get to know the new director of the Virginia Center for the Book Last fall, Kalela Williams hit the ground running as the new director of the Virginia Center for …
When is a letter revolutionary? That’s the question at the heart of our new entry on the Virginia Committee of Correspondence, the first in EV’s new section on the American Revolution in Virginia. It was 250 years ago, on March 12, 1773, that the House of Burgesses created a permanent committee to correspond with other […]
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REPLAY: The Voyage of the USS Albatross
In 1908, the U.S.S. Albatross set off on a research expedition to the newly acquired U.S. colony of the Philippines. Today, Kent Carpenter is studying the more than 80,000 fish samples collected by the Albatross to uncover how overfishing is actually changing fish genetics. Carpenter has been named an Outstanding Faculty member by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Life Without Boundaries
Mothering is a complicated act.
2023 Live-Streamed Events
The following events will take place in person at this year’s Festival and be live-streamed.