Virginia Festival of the Book
Jews, Jive and Jazz3/25/07 - Explore lesser-known aspects of American popular culture with John Leland and Ted Merwin. The Virginia Festival of the Book is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Singled Out: Taking on Singlism and Matrimonia3/23/07 - Drawing from social science data, politics, and popular culture, Bella DePaulo presents a myth-busting, consciousness-raising, totally unapologetic take on singlehood. DePaulo is currently a visiting professor of psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. This event is part of the 2007 Virginia Festival of the Book.
Festival Luncheon: Doug Marlette3/22/07 - Pulitzer Prize winner for Editorial Cartooning, creator of Kudzu, and novelist, speaks on his new novel, Magic Time. The Virginia Festival of the Book is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The Motivational Magic of Reading Aloud3/21/07 - Jim Trelease shares with parents, teachers, and anyone interested in children's education the magical and fun connection between being read to and learning to read. The Virginia Festival of the Book is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Business Breakfast: Fun is Good3/21/07 - Michael Veeck, president and co-owner of six minor-league baseball teams and co-author of Fun is Good: How to Create Joy and Passion in Your Workplace and Career, delivers inspiring business stories from his career. The Virginia Festival of the Book is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The Medical Center Hour: Stiff: The Secret Lives of Human Cadavers3/21/07 - This conversation with independent author Mary Roach explores her experiences in researching and writing about the busy, and beneficial, (after)lives of human cadavers. Co-presented with the Virginia Festival of the Book.
Afterwords: A Poetry Reading3/25/06 - Spiritual and mystical meditations on love, loss, and grief with poets Jane Hirshfield (After) and Gregory Orr (Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved). This event is sponsored by the U.Va Creative Writing Department and the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Independent Media in a Time of War: Amy Goodman3/24/06 - Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now" and author of The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them. In this event from the 2006 Virginia Festival of the Book, Goodman critiques the commercial news media and discusses the importance independent media.
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