★ Virginia Festival of the Book rolls out speaker roster

VaBookFest2018-Horiz-Dates-Color-3.pngHave you made your plans attend the Virginia Festival of the Book March 21-25? As always there will be a well-curated wealth of sessions, authors and books of importance to readers across Virginia. And you can aways find a few with particular note for BOOK CITY residents. Here are some at an early glance.

Christiansburg based mystery writer Tracee de Hahn will appear.

Susan Hankla will read from Clinch River, released this year by Roanoke’s Groundhog Poetry Press.

A new release of note will be featured: We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team that Dismantled Jim Crow by Margarett Edds.

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Roanoke native Liza Mundy will be the Pop-up Book Club selection.

Tyehimba Jess will appear on the closing panel.  If you enjoyed Beth Macy’s Truevine, dig into this Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s ragtime rhythms in Olio. The panel, Writing the American Story: Diverse Voices in Distinguished Books, will include Peter Ho Davies, Rita Dove, and Margot Lee Shetterly.

See the list of all speakers and watch for more details to be released later this month at www.vabook.org. See you in Charlottesville.★


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