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Friday, October 22, 2010

Where the Line Bleeds

Where the Line Bleeds
Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM

Jesmyn Ward, a finalist in VCU's 2009 First Novelist competition, will read from her novel, Where the Line Bleeds, also a finalist for the 2009 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The first person in her family to attain a college degree, Ward received her BA and MA from Stanford University and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan. After Hurricane Katrina, she taught at the University of Michigan for a year before moving home to DeLisle, Mississippi, and teaching at the University of New Orleans. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University from 2008–2010, and she is currently the Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. Questions please contact the Visual Arts Center of Richmond - (804) 353-0094


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.