Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia, USA + Online | www.vabook.org/

The Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. Our in-person and virtual programming engages attendees and viewers with new books, on a variety of topics and across genres, that are timely and necessary, and which we hope will prompt discourse, inspiration, and connection. The Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of Virginia Humanities, Virginia's state humanities council. To learn more and to support the programs you see here, visit www.VaBook.org.

AONIA SAYS
Following their celebrated annual event in March, we have brought together recordings of some of the best online talks and conversations from Virginia Festival of the Book over the last two years. Watch as distinguished authors discuss their works on themes including coming out, adolescence, poetry and fantasy.

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  • 🎥 | Speaking through History: Poetry of Persona

    VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
    Speaking through History: Poetry of Persona

    Description:
    "Poets Annie Kim (Eros, Unbroken) and Shara McCallum (No Ruined Stone) call on historical personas in their most recent books. They speak through and speak to these figures, engaging their perspectives to ...

  • 🎥 | Sights & Sounds: Visual Poetry

    VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
    Sights & Sounds: Visual Poetry

    Description:
    "Poets David Campos (American Quasar), Naoko Fujimoto (Glyph), and Aurielle Marie (Gumbo Ya Ya) employ not only the written word but also a visual vocabulary in their work. Linking text and image, they explore how we c...

  • 🎥 | Magic & Mythical: YA Fantasy

    VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
    Magic & Mythical: YA Fantasy

    Description:
    "Deborah Falaye (Blood Scion), TJ Klune (Flash Fire), and Anna-Marie McLemore (Lakelore) explore the challenges of growing up amidst the magical and extraordinary circumstances of fantastical worlds. Whether superpowers,...

  • 🎥 | What We Call Family: Literary Fiction

    VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
    What We Call Family: Literary Fiction

    Description:
    "Dariel Suarez (The Playwright's House), Jessie van Eerden (Call It Horses), and Kyle Lucia Wu (Win Me Something) delve into the nuances and implications of family, examining these relationships as spaces of lim...

  • 🎥 | Beloved Beasts: Michelle Nijhuis with Oliver Milman

    VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
    Beloved Beasts: Michelle Nijhuis with Oliver Milman

    Description:
    "Michelle Nijhuis discusses Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, her vibrant history of the modern conservation movement seen through the lives and ideas of the people who bui...

  • 🎥 | Coming Out & Coming of Age in Graphic Novels

    VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK
    Coming Out & Coming of Age in Graphic Novels: The Magic Fish with Trung Le Nguyen

    Recorded Event, In Conversation

    Description:
    "Trung Le Nguyen discusses The Magic Fish, his YA graphic novel that deals with the complexity of family and how stories can bring u...