Friday, May 17 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the May Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring B. Brian Foster.

Join us for the May Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring essayist B. Brian Foster. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

B. Brian Foster is a writer, storyteller, and sociologist from Shannon, Mississippi. He earned his PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works as an associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. His award-winning book I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life chronicles Black community life and blues tourism in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Brian has also directed two award-winning short films and written for The Bitter Southerner, CNN,, Esquire, the Ford Foundation, Veranda magazine, and The Washington Post, among others. His latest book, in conjunction with photojournalist Richard Frishman, is Ghosts of Segregation: American Racism, Hidden in Plain Sight.

To order Ghosts of Segregation, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.



New Dominion Bookshop Book Order Form

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B. Brian Foster Photo Credit: Zaire Love