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Virginia Festival of the Book

For one week each spring the Virginia Festival of the Book turns Charlottesville into a mecca for book lovers. This year’s gathering—set to kick off Wednesday, March 16—brings together literally hundreds of writers, including, as usual, many UVA Press authors. We’re posting a list of our authors’ events below. You can find a complete list of events at the festival web site.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
Washington: Entrepreneur, Child of Nature, and Master Planner 
Edward G. Lengel
2:00 pm, City Council Chambers: 605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Major Twentieth Century Figures in Art and Literature
Lesley Lee Francis
2:00 pm, UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women
Deborah McDowell (moderator)
12:00 pm, UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
The Civil War, Experienced
James Robertson and Brent Tarter
2:00 pm, UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
A State of Many Nations: Immigration and the Changing Face of Virginia
Lloyd Wolf
6:00 pm, UVa Culbreth Theatre: 109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Latino and Black Communities: Competition, Love, and Marriage 
Betina Wilkinson
2:00 pm, UVa Bookstore
The Civil War: Before, During, and After 
James Robertson
2:00 pm, City Council Chambers: 605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

SUNDAY, MARCH 20
Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson
Lisa Spaar, et al.
3:00 pm, Monticello Visitors Center: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902