Art Speak

Ticketed Event

A Workshop at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

March 16, 2024 | 2PM – 4PM | Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg

Remica Bingham-Risher at Heritage Public Library

Remica Bingham-Risher will read from and discuss her latest collection, Room Swept Home, which retraces trauma and truth in her own family line, weaving in historical documents from her ancestors. …

March 16, 2024 | 1PM – 3PM | Heritage Public Library, Charles City, VA

Create a Zine Workshop

Explore the creation of zines from concept through layout and imposition to digital production. We’ll start our zine exploration with a look at the Center’s publication “Where I’m From” as a basis for a single-sheet zine fold. Moving on, we’ll look at more complex forms of zine design and their production.

March 16, 2024 | 11AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Pride & Prejudice Postlude: Half-Life of a Stolen Sister

Ticketed Event

Join us for an exciting morning of words and wit, and Wuthering Heights!

March 17, 2024 | 11AM – 12PM | American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 S Market St, Staunton, VA

30th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 30th annual festival will take place from March …

March 20–24, 2024 | Charlottesville, VA

Thrillers, Killers, and Wine Chillers

Family secrets, dark money, and gathering storms define the new thrillers from Tara Laskowski and E.A. Aymar.

March 21, 2024 | 7PM | Fairfax

Book Arts Demonstrations at the Omni: A Festival of the Book Event

In conjunction with the 2024 Festival of the Book, our Center for the Book, Book Arts Members, will be on hand at the Omni Hotel for the “Festival Friday” Celebration. We will be offering public demonstrations in the arts & crafts of bookmaking

March 22, 2024 | 5PM – 7:30PM | Omni Charlottesville Hotel

Music from the Crooked Road

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Crooked Road, southwest Virginia’s “heritage music trail.”

March 23, 2024 | 7:30PM | Vienna

Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories

Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin brings the surreal nature of war to life in his story collection, “Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories, 1973-2022.”

March 27, 2024 | 2:15PM | Online

Japanese Wood Block w/Lana Lambert

Learn the secrets of printing from the Floating World. 木版画, Moku hanga is the Japanese practice of woodblock printing that was adopted and mastered during the Edo period. Students will be immersed in the world of this amazing process while carving and printing their own practice image of a Taiyaki or baked sea bream cake.

April 6–7, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Memento Fabric Book Workshop w/Lotta Helleberg

In this two-day class, we will create a soft fabric book filled with meaning and intention, inspired by our own collection of fabric pieces. We’ll create the folios from simple layered and stitched fabric collages. In the process, we will explore different hand-sewing and embroidery techniques, and we will discuss different ways to stabilize the pages and the book cover for added structure and rigidity. We will also learn different ways to edge the fabric pages and how to create a variety of closures.

April 13–14, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Pressure Printing w/Aaron Cohick

Learn this unique printing technique during our three day hands-on workshop. Pressure printing and collagraph lie somewhere between painting, collage, drawing, and printmaking. When they are combined with the versatility of a Vandercook cylinder press they become simple, direct, loose, and inexpensive processes to explore the full potential of letterpress printing.

April 19–21, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Southwest Virginia Artisan Conference

Presented by Round the Mountain Artisan Network, this three-day event will immerse you in a unique gathering that pays homage to the craftsmanship deeply rooted in the Appalachian region.

April 25–27, 2024 | Abingdon

Hinged Lid Box w/Jane Freeman

Using book board, decorative paper, and book cloth, participants will learn basic box construction and make a 5 x 7 hinged lid box.  This durable and sturdy construction both sits on its base and stands upright on a bookshelf; it is perfect for housing mementos, jewelry, ephemera, and more.  Participants will explore options for decorating the box and learn how to calculate measurements to make custom-size boxes.

May 8, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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