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Friday, October 17, 2014

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.


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.


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.