Virginia Festival of the Book

Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 12:00pm

Onilne
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Free

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The Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture… virtually!

In a time when so much remains unpredictable, the 27th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place virtually, with a full schedule of engaging discussions for all ages and interests. The majority of our events this year will be held on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook.

Please register in advance for all events you plan to attend, so that you can receive the Zoom link as well as day - of reminders about each event through Eventbrite. By attending Zoom, you will have the chance to add your questions to the conversation, in the majority of our events. If you forget to register, or would prefer not to, you can also watch the majority of our events on Facebook.com/VaBookFest. Specific details about registration and livestreams can be found on individual event pages under Schedule in the menu above.

Schedule:

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Acts of Exclusion: A Conversation with Tiffany Jana    

Artist, author, and consultant Tiffany Jana (Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions) discusses their work and newest book, a practical handbook that helps individuals and organizations recognize and prevent micro aggressions so that all employees and members can feel a sense of belonging. In conversation with Kaki Dimock.

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race    

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip - Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip - Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip - hop, and late - century gospel music.

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