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Upcoming Events

Lauren Sanders — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Lauren Sanders (The Book of Love and Hate), will appear on a panel called “Fractured Characters: Fiction,” along with authors Jessie Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy) and Noley Reid (Pretend We Are Lovely) to discuss their work, following the stories of emotionally fractured characters.

Katia D. Ulysse — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Katia D. Ulysse (Mouths Don’t Speak) will appear on a panel entitled “Fiction: International Stories, Shared Humanities,” alongside Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun) and Annabelle Kim (Tiger Pelt), discussing international disasters, resilience, and the heartbreaking impact on interwoven lives. The event will take place in Central JMRL Library.

Katia D. Ulysse & Tayari Jones – Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Three-Handed Hearts: Fiction. Authors Leesa Cross-Smith (Whiskey & Ribbons) and Tayari Jones (An American Marriage) discuss their novels and how life, and love, continues beyond separation. Moderated by Katia D. Ulysse.  


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