Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Location: Virginia Festival of the Book

Map: Central JMRL Library, 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902, United States

There are no upcoming events for Virginia Festival of the Book.

Past Events

VIRTUAL EVENT: Curdella Forbes – Virginia Festival of the Book (Charlottesville, VA)

PLEASE NOTE: All our virtual events are listed in Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise indicated. Panel: “Accidental Gods: Mysticism & Faith in Literary Fiction” featuring Curdella Forbes (A Tall History of Sugar) and SJ Sindu (Blue-Skinned Gods). Curdella and SJ will discuss their latest novels, exploring ideas of face value and faith, love and relationships, […]

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

Three-Handed Hearts: Fiction. Authors Leesa Cross-Smith (Whiskey & Ribbons) and Tayari Jones (An American Marriage, editor of Atlanta Noir) discuss their novels and how life, and love, continues beyond separation. Moderated by Katia D. Ulysse (author of Mouths Don’t Speak).

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.

Elizabeth Nunez – Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Elizabeth Nunez (Even in Paradise) will discuss her novel, a modern recasting of Shakespeare’s King Lear, about greed, jealousy, betrayal, and romantic love in the postcolonial world of the Caribbean. This conversation will be moderated by Marie Coles Baker and take place at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.