Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Detroit-Based Printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. to Visit Charlottesville
Virginia Humanities’ Virginia Center for the Book announces that the first annual Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residency will bring Detroit-based printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. to Charlottesville, November 14-17, to begin shaping a collaborative art project he will undertake with the Charlottesville, Albemarle, and University of Virginia communities in 2019. Kennedy’s November visit is made possible by […]
Please join us for the 14th annual Raucous Auction, to be celebrated in our new home studio at the Jefferson School. Delicious food, ample beverages, breathtaking prints, and the best place to find unique handmade gifts as the holiday season approaches. Our featured exhibit is the 2018 member’s collaborative project, a flag-book (that you will […]
On the Beat: Local Journalism, Truth, and Democracy
Regional journalists and authors Monica Hesse (The Washington Post) and Beth Macy (The Roanoke Times) join Pulitzer Prize recipient Eric Eyre (Charleston Gazette-Mail) in a discussion of important issues impacting communities nationwide—including the opioids crisis and the effects of economic decline on rural communities—and the vital role of local journalism to an informed citizenry. Community questions follow the panel discussion, moderated by […]
Book Festival Tickets
On sale now at VaBook.org
At long last, tickets to our Virginia Festival of the Book’s Read & Lead Lunch with Barbara Ehrenreich, the Literary Luncheon with Lisa See, and the Crime Wave Brunch with Don Winslow are now available for purchase on VaBook.org.
Brenda Marie Osbey - Photo by H. Baquet
Virginia Suite: Narrative Poems
Virginia Humanities Fellow Brenda Marie Osbey Presents “Virginia Suite: Narrative Poems” “Virginia Suite” is a historical narrative poem sequence that focuses on interactions of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans in the earliest years of the Virginia Colony. Part of a larger project, it examines the place of Virginia in the exploration, settlement, and shaping of […]
Think & Drink with Earl Swift
Chesapeake Requiem: A Conversation with Earl Swift Virginia Humanities hosts a free community event in partnership with The Bridge PAI and New Dominion Bookshop. Journalist Earl Swift will discuss and read from his new book about Tangier Island, in conversation with Virginia Humanities’ Sarah McConnell, host of the award-winning radio program With Good Reason. Described as “a brilliant, soulful, […]
Book Launch: Chesapeake Requiem
Norfolk | Richmond | DC
Described as “a brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction,” Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island is the culmination of Earl Swift’s longtime fellowship at Virginia Humanities.
By Eduardo Montes-Bradley - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
Julian Bond Transcribe-A-Thon
Aug. 14-15 - Charlottesville
The University of Virginia is embarking on a project to make social justice and civil rights icon Julian Bond’s collection of documents accessible to the world through a crowdsourced transcription effort. #TranscribeBond is the first stage in the ultimate production of an online, digital edition. The Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Center for […]
In Pursuit of Truth
An Evening with the National Book Awards
On March 24, 2018, during the twenty-fourth annual Virginia Festival of the Book, 2017 National Book Awards finalists Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught) and David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon) joined 2017 National Book Awards longlisted author Kevin Young (Bunk) in a discussion of the stories and facts their books brought to light, the hidden […]