Last year, we started a new series of festival preview events. The idea was, in the weeks leading up to the festival, to bring a little taste of the festival …
The Virginia Festival of the Book, a program of Virginia Humanities, has been bringing together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture every March …
How do actors remain themselves while pretending to be other people? And what’s the line between selfish and self care?
As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s a good time to remember Carter G. Woodson, who is known as the Father of Black history and who in 1926 created the forerunner of Black History Month—Negro History Week.
At the time, the idea that African Americans might have a history worth preserving and studying was radical. Read more about: Remembering the Father of Black History
You deserve a little treat. In addition to the candy, flowers, and candles you might be gifting or receiving this Valentine’s Day, consider adding…books!
We’re excited by the new possibilities for our 2024 Annual Members’ Project. Over the past couple of years, we’ve started the development process off by having our membership suggest what we might do for our project. So if you have an awesome cool concept you’d like the membership to consider for our next project? We’ll be collecting pitches from now through the first week in March.
Our full 2024 schedule is live! Join us for five days of literary conversations and lively parties with locally and nationally renowned authors all in celebration of our 30th annual Virginia Festival of the Book!
The impact that descendants of enslaved people at Monticello and Montpelier are making an impact in the afterlife of slavery.
We remember Danny Wingate, a true renaissance man of the Appalachian region of Virginia. He was known for his woodworking and knowledge of mountain crafts.
Applications are now live as we search for seven educators to join a new K-12 Fellowship scheduled to begin in April 2024! All educators committed to teaching the humanities, including …