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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Poe Boys Present: Poe in Fact and Fiction

The Poe Boys Present: Poe in Fact and Fiction
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Place: Library of Virginia Conference Rooms,  
Cost: $20 for program and lunch ($7 additional for Poe Museum visit and performance)

Daniel Stashower (The Beautiful Cigar Girl) and Louis Bayard (The Pale Blue Eye) present a fun- and fact-filled program that explores the mysteries of Poe's biography and the challenges of writing about his life. The program will include a one-day mini-exhibition of Poe ephemera from the Library of Virginia's collections and from the special collections of the Poe Museum, presented by Tom Camden (Library of Virginia's director of Special Collections) and Chris Semtner (Poe Museum curator). The program will conclude with an optional visit to the Poe Museum for a tour and performance. To register, please visit www.literaryva.com or call Kat Spears at 804.356.1928.


Poetic Principles Featuring Joshua Poteat and Henry Hart
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

The evening celebrates the diversity and strength of the poetry being written in Virginia in general and in central Virginia in particular, as it has been supported by the generosity of Carole Weinstein. Henry Hart has been the recipient of the poetry prize presented by Weinstein, and Poteat has benefited from a Weinstein supported residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Both poets explore the history of the region, using their work as a point from which to engage a past that yet demands a reckoning.


Film Screening: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Film Screening: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 7:15 PM–9:00 PM
Place: The Byrd Theatre,  FREE

In honor of Tom Robbins, the 2012 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the Byrd Theatre will screen Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, based on the novel of the same name and narrated by the author. Tom Robbins will make a special appearance that evening at the Byrd to introduce the film. Come out to celebrate Robbins's contribution to American literature and enjoy an evening at this historic theater. Though the event is free, donations will be gratefully accepted to support the ongoing operations and preservation of the Byrd Theatre.


You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.