One of the highlights of the year in this area–the literary year at any rate–is the Virginia Festival of the Book. And I can hardly believe that it’s hear already. The festival this year is March 21-25.
I’ve scoped out a number programs I hope to attend, but so far the only thing I know for SURE that I’ll see is the one that I was asked to moderate, next Friday, March 23, at 6pm, at the Charlottesville Barnes & Noble. The panel is called “Reconstructions” in which Casey Clabough, Taylor Polites, and Joe Samuel Starnes will discuss their novels. Since I haven’t finished reading them yet I’m not sure how they fit together, but I’m sure it will be a terrific program.
Some other writers who are on tap over the course of the festival: Margot Livesy, Tayari Jones, Hillary Jordan, Sharyn McCrumb, Jenny Gardiner, Jill McCorkle, Lee Smith, Sandra Beasley, and many, many more.
Hope to see you there!