Alternate Appalachias

Friday, March 22 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Jeff Man, Anya Liftig, and Danielle Chapman will speak about their recent memoirs.

This in-person event is a part of the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book and will take place at the shop. 

Three memoirists examine their lives in Appalachia, revealing the breadth and diversity of the region.

In Loving Mountains, Loving Men, the “godfather of queer Appalachia” Jeff Man shares his experiences in essays and poems. Performance artist and author Anya Liftig explores her origins in Holler Rat. Danielle Chapman, a poet and professor, confronts the racism and militarism of her southern childhood, as well as its beauty in Holler: A Poet Among Patriots. Author Jeffrey Dale Lofton (Red Clay Suzie) moderates.

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Order the Books Ahead of Time from New Dominion Bookshop

Shop local and support your community bookstore! You can order your books ahead of time for the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book by filling out the contact form below. Please make sure that you list the book title(s) that you would like to order. We will give you a call when your order is ready. There is no need to pre-pay. We will collect your payment when you pick up your order or when your order is shipped. Books will also be for sale on-site at the event. (There is no need to place an order if you plan to attend the event and purchase books there in person.)

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