Schedule

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

CANCELED—What the Heart Heard: A Poetry Reading

Wed. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Eavesdrop on the unflinching honesty of Remica Bingham-Risher (Starlight & Error), Paul Guest (Because Everything Is Terrible), and Susan Hankla (Clinch River).

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Tags: Poetry

CANCELED—Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist: Caring for Refugees and Immigrants

Wed. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location:

UVA Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium

1340 Jefferson Park Avenue

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Martina Scholtens, Canadian physician and author of Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist, brings to life the challenges both of caring for new refugees and immigrants and of balancing her own professional and personal obligations.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Health / Mind / Body

2:00 PM

Moments of Truth: Short Stories

Wed. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to unforeseen circumstances, A.G. Harmon has had to cancel his participation. A. G. Harmon (Some Bore Gifts), Louise Marburg (The Truth About Me), and Deidra McAfee and BettyJoyce Nash (Lock & Load: Armed Fiction) share their stories from two collections and an anthology, and discuss the finely-honed craft of writing short stories.

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Tags: Fiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

The Civil War: Personal Stories, Stunning Tales

Wed. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cate Lineberry has had to cancel her participation. Barbara Bellows (Two Charlestonians at War), John Bicknell (Lincoln’s Pathfinder), and Cate Lineberry (Be Free or Die) discuss their recent books, histories from the Civil War era that provide new and valued insights into the counterpoint of two soldiers from Charleston, resounding impacts of political campaigns, and Robert Smalls’ triumphant choice to free himself and his family from slavery.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

CANCELED—Domesticity & Democracy: Matters of Race, Gender, Sexuality

Wed. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Susan Fraiman (Extreme Domesticity), Johann Neem (Democracy’s Schools), and Rachel Wahl (Just Violence) discuss essential aspects of American culture, how they came to be, how they are viewed and used in other countries, and how this affects us all.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Gender, Nonfiction

4:00 PM

The Lost Book of the Grail

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Author Charlie Lovett (The Lost Book of the Grail) discusses his newest book and its tale of bibliophiles, ancient manuscripts, an English Cathedral, and a competition between preserving ancient manuscripts versus digitizing them. Perfect for booklovers on either side of that argument.

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Tags: Fiction

CANCELED—Dialogue Across Grounds: Race, Gender, and Identity

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Poet Remica Bingham-Risher (Starlight & Error), fiction writer Lisa Ko (The Leavers), and young adult novelist Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss race, gender, and identity across genres, offering perspectives on immigration, family, and police brutality, among other topics, encouraging thoughtful dialogue within our community.

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Tags: African-American, Asian-American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Family / Aging, Fiction, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry

Revolutionary War: Fiction & Horrific Fact

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Charles McRaven (The Rifling) and Robert Watson (The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn) discuss their recent books, a novel with a Revolutionary War basis, and an astonishing true story of thousands of Americans imprisoned, and killed, on the HMS Jersey, a prisoner of war ship.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, History

Seeking Wellness: We Are Not Alone

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Zack Bonnie (Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten!), Lisa Jakub (Not Just Me), Erin Mahone (If You could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity) discuss their personal explorations of mental illness, anxiety, and depression, and inspiring responses to those mental health challenges.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Health / Mind / Body

CANCELED—Engaging with History through Fiction

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Camille Di Maio (Before the Rain Falls), coauthors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (My Dear Hamilton), and Shelly Sackier (The Freemason’s Daughter) discuss their historical fiction with plenty of engaging fact.

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Tags: Fiction

6:00 PM

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Unity of Charlottesville

2825 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, Va

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.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Health / Mind / Body, Nonfiction

CANCELED—Writing About Race & Social Justice: An Evening with Lamar Giles, Jason Reynolds, and Nic Stone—SOLD OUT

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Lamar Giles (Overturned), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), and Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss their acclaimed fiction for young readers, the challenges and opportunities facing writers of color, and the decisions involved in writing about race, social justice, gun violence, and other tough topics for teens and adults.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, Social Justice, StoryFest / Youth

CANCELED—Food Justice and Community: An Evening with Karen Washington

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Buford Middle School—Auditorium

1000 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Join urban farmer and food justice activist Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) for a community conversation and story telling about food, farming, identity, and equity.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Environment / Science, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

CANCELED—African Dance, Drum, and Story Time

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

Carver Recreation Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Lillie Williams, with drummer Darrel Rose, will tell the stories of Anansi and the Sky Kingdom and Anansi Gives Wisdom to the World by Patricia C. McKissack.  This story will include dancing, drumming, singing, and lots of audience participation.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Music, StoryFest / Youth

CANCELED—Challenge Into Change

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related issues, this program has been canceled. Listen to and honor the Women’s Initiative’s Challenge into Change essay contest participants as we celebrate the power of storytelling as a way towards healing and empowerment. Tova Mirvis (The Book of Separation), will read from her work. Contest participants will be recognized, and the top three award recipients will read from their own work.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, Publishing / Books / Writing

Growing Hemp in Virginia: Then & Now

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emily Dufton (Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America) and Doug Fine (Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution) discuss the history, legality, and finer aspects of growing hemp, a crop farmed nearby by Thomas Jefferson.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Law / Supreme Court, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

7:00 PM

CANCELED—Women of the World: Fiction

Wed. March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Crozet JMRL Library

2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun), Marisa De Los Santos (I’ll Be Your Blue Sky), and Leah Weiss (If the Creek Don’t Rise), will explore the connections between women as they struggle with identity, relationships, motherhood, and the courage to do what they must to survive.

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Tags: Fiction, Global, Southern / Appalachian

8:00 PM

Celebrating Folk Masters: Music & Photography

Wed. March 21, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

The Front Porch

221 Water Street East, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Barry Bergey and Tom Pich (Folk Masters) discuss their tribute to folk artists who have been named National Heritage Fellows, the highest honor the U.S. government awards to traditional artists, with Virginia state folklorist Jon Lohman. National Heritage Fellows Phil Wiggins and Sherman Holmes will perform with Almeta Ingram-Miller, Cora Harvey Armstrong, and Jared Pool.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Arts, Exhibit, Folklife, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Music, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian