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Looking Back

From a waterfall tumbling down Toole’s Creek to a misty morning on an early Abingdon Main Street to the dormered cottage that was the original Johnston Memorial Hospital, Looking Back: …

December 3, 2020 – March 8, 2021 | Abingdon, VA
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SHELF LIFE—Bird Watching: Spring Migrations with Kenn Kaufman & Pete Myers

Join author and extreme birder Kenn Kaufman as he discusses his newest book, A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration, with Pete Myers, in a conversation …

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February 25, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Through his daughters’ eyes

The Coastal Virginia chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a quarterly series of 1-hour virtual community education programs to increase awareness of blood diversity challenges and health disparities …

February 25, 2021 | 2:30PM | Zoom
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February 2021 Board Meeting

Our Board of Directors will meet online February 25-26. This meeting is open to the public. Contact Raennah Lorne Mitchell at rm3xa@virginia.edu if you would like to attend.

February 25–26, 2021 | Zoom Meeting
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We Stand for Justice: Proclamation and Exhibit

This virtual program will include a salute to thirty-six African American activists from Newport News, followed by a reading of a proclamation of appreciation to African Americans in Newport News …

February 28, 2021 | Online
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Slave Auction Block Vigil: Honoring the Ancestors

Beloved Community Cville is hosting an online “Slave Auction Block Vigil: Honoring the Ancestors” that will be live streamed from the Historic Court Square in downtown Charlottesville. Community members (Don …

February 28, 2021 | 2:30PM | Online
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The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critiques

Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in a number …

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March 13, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM | VIRTUAL
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

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March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Editing and Publishing: Tips and Information You Can Use Right Now

Join editor and author Kris Spisak (The Novel Editing Workbook: 105 Tricks & Tips For Revising Your Fiction Manuscript) and publisher Anne Trubek (So You Want to Publish a Book?) …

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March 13, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Before and After the Book Deal: A Conversation with Courtney Maum

Acclaimed author Courtney Maum shares everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask, in conversation with Sean Murphy. Her funny, candid guide, Before and …

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March 13, 2021 | 4PM – 4:45PM | VIRTUAL
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The Back Room Presents: Rural Noir

Crime writers S.A. Cosby, Chris Harding Thornton, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Heather Young discuss their highly-acclaimed books and meet with attendees in The Back Room, hosted and moderated by …

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March 14, 2021 | 7PM – 8:30PM | VIRTUAL
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Audiobook Publishing 101 for Authors

Hear audiobook narrators and producers Andi Arndt, Ron Butler, Paul Heitsch, and Karen White present an overview of the range of audiobook publishing options available to authors in the current …

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March 14, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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Agents Roundtable

Literary agents discuss authors and genres they represent, work they seek, and take questions from attendees about any part of the process. April Eberhardt (April Eberhardt Literary), Cherise Fisher (Wendy …

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March 14, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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Law and Authors: Jacqueline Lipton in Conversation with Jane Friedman

Jacqueline Lipton, law professor, consultant, and literary agent, discusses her accessible, reader-friendly handbook for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry, in conversation …

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March 14, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM | VIRTUAL
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