2023 Awards Celebration

25th Anniversary Virginia Literary Awards Celebration October 14-15, 2022

The annual awards—our way of thanking the Virginia authors whose works have enriched our lives and filled our libraries—are presented to outstanding Virginia authors in the areas of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. (The nonfiction category includes any author whose book is on a Virginia subject.) Also presented are the People's Choice Awards for fiction and nonfiction and the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award.

The winners of these juried awards, who receive a cash prize and an engraved crystal book, will be announced at the Library's 26th Annual Literary Awards Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, hosted by best-selling Virginia author Adriana Trigiani. This event is presented by Dominion Energy and supported by Carole and Marcus Weinstein.

Tuesday, October 3 | 10:00 a.m.

Place: Online
Cost: Bidding for items
This exclusive silent auction will open Oct. 3, with packages featuring unique experiences with Virginia authors, local cuisine and exceptional research opportunities. All proceeds will benefit the Library's conservation, education and community outreach efforts. The auction will be live on Oct. 3 at 10:00 a.m. at valiteraryawards.cbo.io.

Saturday, October 14 | 6:00-9:30 pm

Place: Library of Virginia Lobby
Cost: Purchase your tickets here.
Join us for Virginia's biggest night honoring its authors and their stories! The Library presents the 26th Annual Virginia Literary Awards Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, hosted by award-winning author Adriana Trigiani. Join us for the award ceremony, dinner and a silent auction to raise support for the Library's preservation, education and research initiatives.

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