Book Launch: Margaret Edds
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 the launch of 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.
T hese specimen pages of Courier (left) and Garamond (right) typefaces are featured in Speaking in Faces. Photo by Stacey Evans.
Ready, Set, Type
VABC Publishes Landmark Specimen Book
In 2017, VFH’s Virginia Arts of the Book Center (VABC) completed Speaking in Faces, a type specimen book. It’s the first publication of its kind for VABC. The book showcases samples of each typeface in the Center’s collection of more than 375 cases and 133 distinct typefaces and styles—Virginia’s largest publicly accessible collection of movable […]
Book Festival Speakers Announced
As a holiday gift to you, we are thrilled to share the full list of featured speakers for VFH’s 2018 Festival of the Book! Totaling more than 300 authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals, the list is comprised of speakers with new books that span all genres. Some highlights include: Monica Hesse (American Fire) one of The New York Times‘ 100 Notable […]
2018 Virginia Festival of the Book
The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture over five days in Charlottesville each March. The 24th Annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of […]
VABC Raucous Auction
Join us for the annual fundraiser to support VFH’s Virginia Arts of the Book Center. This year, we invite you to leave your temperance at home and spend the evening with us in a Prohibition-era speakeasy! Enjoy delicious food along with a scofflaw’s haul of beer, wine, and 1920s-style cocktails (non-alcoholic options will also be available). Admission […]
Ernest J. Gaines. Photo: ErnestGainesCenter.Blogspot.com
Navigating the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines
Join VFH Fellow Keith Clark of George Mason University for an exploration of the work of Ernest J. Gaines. Gaines has solidified his place among the pantheon of southern African American fiction writers, his work often inviting comparisons to Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Alice Walker. A prolific writer over the past five decades, Gaines […]
2017 Letters About Literature winners Samantha Kiss (Chesapeake, VA; left) and Jocelyn Yee (Ashburn, VA; right) at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book opening ceremony on 3/22/17. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Virginia Center for the Book Announces 2018 Letters About Literature Contest
The Virginia Center for the Book, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), announces the official launch of the 2018 Letters About Literature contest for students throughout the state of Virginia. Now in its 25th year, the contest encourages students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, or speech and write to […]