A Legacy of Violin Making — Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 12
Richard Maxham is apprenticing under Lynchburg violin maker Daniel Smith, though the Maxham name has been intimately involved with violin making and performance for five generations.
Book Your Room Now!
Are you attending the 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book as an out-of-town guest? Don’t wait to make your travel arrangements!
“Aunt Betty’s Story, the Narrative of a Slave Woman”
Last fall, we awarded a grant to the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project to fund a filmed reading of the narrative of Bethany Veney, who was born enslaved in Virginia in the early 1800s.
My Pandemic Valentine
Can one lover satisfy all of our needs?
DIY Punk Houses and Virginia’s Punk and Metal Communities
Pat Jarrett and Chris Boros discuss Virginia’s robust DIY Punk communities on this installment of Folklife Fieldnotes.
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 …
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.
Giving New Life to Traditional Sephardic Songs
In this impact story, learn how Virginia Folklife mentor and apprentice artists Susan Gaeta and Gina Sobel are infusing traditional Sephardic music with new influences.
Gay men’s choruses have a rich history that stretches back to San Francisco in the 1970’s.
Ask A Punk for the Address
When the pandemic shut down the opportunity to experience live music, I was hit hard. I started going to shows when I was fifteen. (Once, my mom dropped me off …