Wednesday Highlights


The first day of the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book started with author and astronaut Leland Melvin talking with 2,400 Charlottesville area students about how perseverance helped him succeed in the NFL and at NASA. Later he spoke to local business leaders at the Read & Lead Luncheon.

Despite some weather related cancellations the day included more than a dozen programs, concluding with “Celebrating Folk Masters: Music & Photography.”


Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection with Sharon Salzberg

Legendary meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg (Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection) shines a light on the powerful healing force of true connection and how to undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.

Courtesy City of Charlottesville

The Civil War: Personal Stories, Stunning Tales

Revolutionary War: Fiction & Horrific Fact

Growing Hemp In Virginia

Audio recordings courtesy UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections. We’ll post more audio here when it becomes available.