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October 2014

Library of Virginia Tours
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM–Noon,  Free, but registration required.

In honor of Archives Month in Virginia, we're offering a morning and afternoon tour of the Library on October 8. Tours are free, but limited to 20 people per tour. The morning tour runs from 10 AM until noon. The afternoon tour runs from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/lvaarchtour. For more information, contact Adrienne Robertson at 804.692.3001.


Closed
Monday, October 13, 2014

The Library of Virginia will be closed for Columbus Day.


POETIC PRINCIPLES FEATURING HAL CROWTHER & MARGARET GIBSON
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, presents an evening of poetry with Hal Crowther, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Margaret Gibson.

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AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING THE TRIBE BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: The Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main St.,  Free

Clay McLeod Chapman will provide a spirited reading of his work and sign copies of his books. His most recent books are part of The Tribe trilogy, focusing on the wilder side of middle school.


BOOK LAUNCH
SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD

BOOK LAUNCH SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Virginia author and historian Mary Miley will present Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the talk.

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FILM SCREENING: FRIDA
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
Place: The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St.,  Free but donations encouraged

Frida depicts the professional and private lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, portrayed by Salma Hayek, and earned Academy Awards for best makeup and best original score. The evening will start with 2006–2008 Poet Laureate of Virginia Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, who will speak about her research for her book The Embrace, a view into the artistic worlds of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and share some of her poems. Though the event is free, donations will be accepted gratefully to support the ongoing operations and preservation of the Byrd Theatre.


TAKE 30 LUNCHTIME TALK
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM–1:00 PM
Place: University of Richmond Downtown, 626 E. Broad St.,  Free

Join us for a 30-minute discussion with University of Richmond professor and author Monika Siebert regarding our perceptions of the American Indians.

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AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING WITH NOAH SCALIN
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Richmond artist and author Noah Scalin reveals his newest book to inspire readers to create beauty out of everyday objects.

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TEEN '14 BOOK & AUTHOR CELEBRATION
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
Place: Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St.,  Free

A group of award-winning and best-selling Virginia authors of books released in 2014 will host an evening of celebration for teen readers and all fans of teen fiction. Enjoy food, fun, book sales, signings, and giveaways.


BOOK TALK BY TURK MCCLESKEY THE ROAD TO BLACK NED'S FORGE: A STORY OF RACE, SEX, AND TRADE ON THE COLONIAL AMERICAN FRONTIER
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Place: Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd.,  Free

Virginia Military Institute history professor Colonel N. Turk McCleskey discusses and signs his book The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier. Tours of Wilton House will also be available before and after the talk.

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CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK: A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Place: Evergreen Elementary School, Chesterfield County Public Schools, 1701 Evergreen Parkway, Midlothian,  Free

Richmond author and literacy specialist Kathryn Starke will lead a workshop for first graders at a Chesterfield County Public School. Participants will turn their story ideas into an illustrated, bound book. All materials will be provided.


JAMES RIVER WRITERS MASTER CLASSES
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Virginia State Capitol, House Room 3 and Senate Room 3, 1000 Bank Street,  Fee

Half-day master classes will explore techniques in writing and strategies for seeking publication. Visit www.jamesriverwriters.org for more information, or e-mail fallconference@jamesriverwriters.org


CSI FOR MYSTERY WRITERS WITH ELLEN CROSBY &THE VCU DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM–8:00 PM
Place: VCU, 1015 Floyd Ave.,  Fee, $40 (includes materials and dinner)

This engaging hands-on workshop in VCU's forensic science lab will explore investigative techniques used by crime-solving professionals. Participants will process a crime scene and complete a writing workshop. For more information and reservations, call 804.692.3561.


ART MEETS LITERATURE: AN UNDYING LOVE AFFAIR
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Place: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center, 200 N. Boulevard,  Fee, $5

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts have created the Mary Lynn Kotz Award. Join us for a presentation exploring the relationship between literature and the visual arts. A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the program.


Closed
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Library of Virginia will be closed to prepare for its annual Literary Awards Celebration.


CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK: A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Place: Henrico Public Library, Tuckahoe Branch, 1901 Starling Dr., Henrico,  Free

Richmond author and literacy specialist Kathryn Starke will lead a workshop for aspiring authors in kindergarten through second grade at Tuckahoe Area Library. Participants will turn their story ideas into an illustrated, bound book. All materials will be provided. A workshop for older students is offered in the afternoon.


LITERARY LUNCHEON
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: John Marshall Hotel, 101 N. 5th St.,  Fee

The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Luncheon features medal presentations for all Virginia Literary Award finalists and a keynote presentation. Finalists will be available for book signings after the luncheon.


CREATE YOUR OWN BOOK: A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM–3:00 PM
Place: Henrico Public Library, Tuckahoe Branch, 1901 Starling Dr., Henrico

Richmond author and literacy specialist Kathryn Starke will lead a workshop for aspiring authors in the third through fifth grades at Tuckahoe Area Library. Participants will turn their story ideas into an illustrated, bound book. All materials will be provided. A workshop for younger ages is offered in the morning.


YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St.,  Free

A collection of published authors will inspire and cultivate young writers in their craft. Sessions will provide strategies to develop creativity and voice. Registration is open to high school students. Transportation is available for area youth. For more information or to register, call 804.692.3561 or contact info@literaryva.com


Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM–10:30 PM,  Fee, $175

The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration will once again feature host Adriana Trigiani for 2014, plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Barbara Kingsolver. Tickets include a cocktail reception with the authors, seated dinner, presentation, and open bar for $175 per person. For more information or to register, visit www.literaryva.com or call 804.692-3561.


Virginia Literary Festival

Virginia Literary Festival
Tuesday, October 14, 2014—Sunday, October 19, 2014
Place: Venues throughout Richmond,  Cost: Varies

Anchored by the popular James River Writers Conference and the elegant Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration, the Virginia Literary Festival celebrates Virginia's rich literary resources with a week-long series of events. For information about tickets and events visit the Virginia Literary Festival website at www.literaryva.com.


JAMES RIVER WRITERS CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 18, 2014—Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Greater Richmond Convention Center,  Fee

This annual three-day educational conference for writers features nationally and internationally known authors and sessions with literary agents. To register, visit www.jamesriverwriters.org.


The Map Thief
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief—until he was finally arrested for stealing maps out of books in the Yale University Library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

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History of Cartography: Revolutionary War
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Place: Lecture Hall & Conference Rooms

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society will host a fall event featuring lectures by Martin Brückner and Max Edelson on American Revolutionary War cartography. This event includes a special one-day exhibition of maps relating to the talks. For more information, please call 804.692.3561.


Library of Virginia Tours
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM–Noon,  Free, but registration is required.

In honor of Archives Month in Virginia, we're offering a morning and afternoon tour of the Library on October 28. Tours are free, but limited to 20 people per tour. The morning tour runs from 10 AM until noon. The afternoon tour runs from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/lvaarchtour. For more information, contact Adrienne Robertson at 804.692.3001.


To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade
Monday, October 27, 2014—Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall,  Free

This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the pivotal role that Richmond played in the domestic slave trade. Curated by University of Virginia professor Maurie McInnis, To Be Sold will draw from her recent book, Waiting to Be Sold: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, and be anchored by a series of paintings and engravings by Eyre Crowe, a British artist who witnessed the slave trade as he traveled across the United States in 1853. This internal trade accounted for the largest forced migration of people in the United States, moving as many as two million people from the Upper South to the Cotton South. Virginia was the largest mass exporter of enslaved people through the Richmond market, making the trade the most important economic activity in antebellum Virginia. This exhibition will not be merely a story of numbers and economic impact, but also one that focuses on individuals and the impact that the trade had on enslaved people.