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Friday, October 15, 2010

From the Heart
Friday, October 15, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Place: Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond, 101 College Drive, Fee. Reservations required. Please call 804-692-3900 or click here to purchase tickets.

A live literary discussion and seated luncheon with best-selling authors Adriana Trigiani, Jeannette Walls and Josh Weil.

Three of Virginia’s most beloved and highly acclaimed fiction writers discuss their works. Author of the Big Stone Gap trilogy, Trigani wows audiences with her humor. Walls does it with her poignant stories. Weil, whose dark Appalachian tales have brought him critical kudos, is the new voice on the block.

Journalist Lisa LaFata Powell will moderate the discussion, which promises to be not only lively but heartfelt.


Virginia Arts & Letters Live
Friday, October 15, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Place: Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, FEE. For more information, contact CACGA at 804-261-ARTS (2787), or James River Writers at 804-433-3790.

Virginia actors read short stories by Virginia writers, accompanied by Virginia musicians.
Pat Carroll is the guest host and this year’s production is directed by Irene Ziegler. This event is co-produced by James River Writers and the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen in association with the READ Center. This event is part of the Virginia Literary Festival.


The Land We Live In, the Land We Left: Virginia's People
Monday, January 11, 2010 — Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Gallery and Lobby Cases

Raising his glass at a July 4th celebration in 1852, a young Irish-American resident of Richmond toasted "the land we live in; not forgetting the land we left." The sentiment reflects the history of more than four centuries of Virginia immigrants, who nurtured the traditions of their homelands even as they participated in the mainstream Virginia economy and culture. Their stories come alive in this exhibition, which explores the lives of immigrants from a wide variety of homelands who settled in every part of the state. Current debates over the treatment of illegal immigrants in the state and the nation make this a timely exhibition.


The Art of Liberty
Friday, May 07, 2010 — Saturday, November 06, 2010
Place: Café Extension

This year marks the 65th anniversary of both V-E Day (Victory in Europe, May 8) and V-J Day (Victory over Japan, August 15). To commemorate the occasions and to honor those who fought overseas and on the home front, The Art of Liberty highlights a few of the WWII posters sent to the Library of Virginia as part of the Federal Depository Library program.