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Originally from Richmond, Erin is a third year printmaking student at the University of Virginia. Having spent my meager twenty-one years in Virginia, I was and continue to be in awe of this state’s natural beauty. Its lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests have offered me solace as well as inspiration throughout my life, granting me both fresh air and unforgettable experiences. Nature has always been an intrinsic factor in my art practice. It is in many ways what taught to…Find out more »
Instructor: Hannah Barnaby Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Okay, so you made it through NaNoWriMo and now you've got . . . something that sort of resembles a novel. Congratulations! And now what? REVISION. It's a word that often inspires fear, but it shouldn't. The art of revision is taking the raw material of a draft and shaping it into something more polished after looking at your story critically and objectively…Find out more »
Instructor: Ariel Stess Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Playwriting through Memory, Invention, and Constraints is a playwriting workshop with an emphasis on using memory to inspire dramatic premises, emotional journeys, character development, on-stage imagery, and setting. We will also utilize exercises for conjouring new worlds and moments, and inventing and developing new characters, premises, and storylines. Lastly, we will use constraint-based writing exercises to generate ideas for dynamic scenes, conflicts, and…Find out more »
fiction + poetry + memoir. free + open to the public. Join us at The Bridge PAI, 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902, for a reading featuring Annie Kim, Sharon Harrigan, and Henry Hoke. Henry Hoke was a child in the South and an adult in New York and California. He authored The Book of Endless Sleepovers (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and Genevieves (winner of the Subito Press prose contest, forthcoming 2017). Some of his stories appear in The Collagist, PANK, Gigantic and Carve. He co-created and…Find out more »
Tony Vanderwarker was raised in New England, went to Phillips Andover and Yale, served in the Peace Corps and graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Cinema. Worked in the film business in New York and made a full-length feature film. Then he went into advertising in...
Annie Kim’s first poetry collection, Into the Cyclorama, won the 2015 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Mudlark, Asian American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Warren Wilson...
The 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book invites you to submit your writing to their first-ever fiction contest! Ten submissions will be selected by committee and reviewed by The Atlantic‘s longtime fiction editor, C. Michael Curtis. He will then invite a selection of...