Jon Meacham – The Soul of America with John Grisham
Virginia Humanities is pleased to partner with New Dominion Bookshop to invite you to an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, as he speaks about his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. New York Times bestselling author John Grisham will moderate the discussion. In Meacham’s The Soul of America, he presents moments in American politics […]
Public Art Installations Explore Race & History in Charlottesville
Virginia Humanities Collaborates with UVA Students and Professors to Install Power-washed Text Quotations Charlottesville, Virginia—Following a critical reexamination of monuments and memorials in Charlottesville and nationwide, Virginia Humanities announces a series of public art installations in downtown Charlottesville and around University of Virginia (UVA) Grounds in conjunction with its 24th annual Virginia Festival of the […]
CFA Institute Supports Diverse Voices and Inclusivity
2018 Virginia Festival of the Book
The Virginia Festival of the Book, a program of Virginia Humanities, serves a unique role in Central Virginia, bringing to Charlottesville hundreds of speakers each year to participate in programs that are rooted in contemporary published works and seek to foster active engagement with contemporary issues, for all ages and reading levels. The Festival has […]
Katherine McNamara at the exhibit opening
Making the Digital Physical
Exhibit by Virginia Humanities Fellow tells the story of early online publishing
In 1996, Virginia Humanities Fellow Katherine McNamara started one of the earliest online literary journals, Archipelago. She recently partnered with UVA’s Rare Book School to produce an exhibit — An Archipelago of Readers: Forming a Literary Culture in Digital Media — that tells the story of this pioneering digital publication.
An Archipelago of Readers
Forming a Literary Culture in Digital Media What did it mean to found a literary journal on the web at the dawn of online publishing? And what kinds of archives and physical objects tell the story of digital publishing? Join VFH Fellow Katherine McNamara for a discussion of the Rare Book School’s exhibition in the […]
We Face the Dawn
We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow
Join VFH Fellow, author, and retired journalist Margaret Edds for a public presentation about her latest book, We Face the Dawn, which offers the first comprehensive account of the South’s most significant grassroots legal team and how it successfully challenged racial separation in the 1940s and 1950s.
Local students are excited to see youth headliner Kwame Alexander during the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book. Photo by Peter Hedlund.
Taking it to the Classroom
This March, the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book will host close to 90 in-school visits by participating speakers, connecting K-12 students and teachers in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Waynesboro with acclaimed and inspiring writers, illustrators, and publishing professionals. A full list of author visits to schools planned as part of the 2018 Festival can be found on […]