Virginia Festival of the Book

Monday, Mar 22, 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 - 12:45pm: O Wondrous World! Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil in Conversation    

Authors Ross Gay (The Book of Delights) and Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments) discuss their new books, collected essays devoted to their appreciation of ordinary wonders of the world, rendering them extraordinary. Through short, lyrical essays, Gay and Nezhukumatathil fully explore their own places in the world and share what we can gain from being open to its joy and beauty.

7:00pm - 7:45pm: The Art of the Short Story: John Lanchester & Te - Ping Chen    

John Lanchester (Reality and Other Stories) and Te - Ping Chen (Land of Big Numbers: Stories) discuss their new collections of short stories which grapple with questions of interpersonal connection, technology, ambition, and distraction, through a mixture of witty literary fiction, magical realism, and cultural criticism.

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