Events

February 22 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us every Thursday evening at 8 pm for this special, ongoing reading series featuring one poet and one prose writer each week from the UVA Creative Writing MFA student body.

February 23 7:00pm - 8:00pm

UVA students will share their poetry, flash fiction, and stand-up comedy during this Open Mic Night sponsored by the Dec.

February 24 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Local architect Henry Browne will read from his new book, Vanishing History, Ruins in Virginia.

March 02 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for First Fridays as we celebrate broadsides, book arts, and the visual record of a local creative community now housed at (and known as) the Virginia Center for the Book.

March 12 7:00pm - 8:00pm

New York Times Best-selling author John Hart will read from his new book, The Hush.

March 21 2:00pm - 3:30pm

A. G. Harmon, Louise Marburg, and Deidra McAfee and BettyJoyce Nash share their stories from two collections and an anthology.

March 21 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Author Charlie Lovett discusses his newest book, The Lost Book of the Grail.

March 22 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Poets Christina Pugh, Tom Sleigh, and Mary-Sherman Willis will read from their books.

March 22 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The inaugural Carol Troxell Reader, Lisa Ko, will read from her debut novel, The Leavers.

March 23 10:00am - 11:30am

Tess Taylor and Karen Washington discuss the intersection of farming and verse.

March 23 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Carl Hoffman and Kathleen Saville share their tales of adventure and endurance.

March 23 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Thomas Mira Y Lopez and Jessie van Eerden discuss their essays collections.

March 23 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Irène Mathieu, and Tess Taylor read from their poetry.

March 24 10:00am - 11:30am

Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome, and Carole Boston Weatherford read from and discuss their historical picture books for children.

March 24 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Authors Hermione Hoby and Kathleen Rooney discuss their deeply-observed female characters living in New York City.

March 24 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Christopher Kempf, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Bao Phi read from their poetry.

March 24 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Megan Marshall discusses poet Elizabeth Bishop in her acclaimed blend of memoir and biography.

March 25 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Chris Offutt (Country Dark) and Janet Peery (The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs) will discuss their novels.

March 31 10:30am - 12:00pm

The New Dominion Book Club will meet to discuss Elizabeth Strout's novel Anything Is Possible.

April 03 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this interactive brown-bag lunch & learn from professional editor Jessica Hatch, uncover the "Top 5 Mistakes First-Time Writers Make."

April 06 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for First Fridays as we celebrate the art of Ken Nagakui.

April 14 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a reading with novelist Caroline Preston, author of The War Bride's Scrapbook.

April 15 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Poets Caroline Brae and Patsy Asuncion will read from their work.

April 18 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poet Susan Okie will read from her new chapbook, Let You Fly.

May 19 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for the next installment of the Charlottesville Reading Series, featuring poet Erica Wright and novelist Aja Gabel.

June 02 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a reading and book talk with Caroline Weber, author of Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siecle Paris.

February 18 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a reading with local author Mary Morony, who will read from her new novel, If It Ain't One Thing...

February 17 10:30am - 12:00pm

The New Dominion Book Club will meet to discuss Julia Pierpont's novel Among the Ten Thousand Things.

February 16 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Charlottesville Reading Series returns with Guion Pratt and Lina M. Ferreira C.-V.

February 02 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for First Fridays as we celebrate the art of Linda Staiger.

January 27 11:00am - 12:00pm

Local author Alden Bigelow will read from his book-length fable The Great American Mammal Jamboree.

January 27 10:30am - 12:00pm

The New Dominion Book Club will meet to discuss Min Jin Lee's novel Pachinko.

December 16 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poets Heather Derr-Smith and Amy Woolard will read from their work on Dec. 16th at 7PM.

December 16 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mary Motley Kalergis will share stories from her new collection, Foxhunters Speak.

December 16 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Come for storytime with local children's author Hannah Barnaby!

December 09 10:30am - 12:00pm

Fran Slayton will read from her new children's book, Snowball Moon. A special activity will follow.

December 02 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Beatrix Ost as she shares stories from her recent biography, More Than Everything: My Voyage with the Gods of Love

December 01 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Ann Beattie, editor of the new Library of America collection of Peter Taylor's short stories, will join a panel of Taylor scholars.

October 20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Caitlin Fitzpatrick and Rob Shapiro