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

Join us for the November Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring Lisa Parker, Jacob Budenz, and Monica Prince.

Join us for the November Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring poet Lisa Parker, writer Jacob Budenz, and poet Monica Prince. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

Lisa Parker is a native Virginian, a poet, a musician, and a photographer. Her first book, This Gone Place, won the 2010 ASA Weatherford Award; her second book, The Parting Glass, won the 2021 Arthur Smith Poetry Prize; and her work is widely published in literary journals and anthologies. Her photography has been on exhibit in NYC and published in several arts journals and anthologies. She has worked in the Department of Defense for nearly twenty years, worked as a first responder for fifteen years, and currently serves as a crisis and disaster response volunteer with Team Rubicon. Some of her work may be found at

Jacob Budenz is a queer author, multi-disciplinary performer, educator, and witch with an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Johns Hopkins whose work focuses broadly on the intersection of otherness and the otherworldly. The author of Tea Leaves (Amble, 2023) and Pastel Witcheries (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018) and the winner of a Baker Innovative Projects Grant for Simaetha: a Dreambaby Cabaret, Budenz has fiction and poetry in print journals including Slipstream and Assaracus, zeitgeisty online publications including Taco Bell Quarterly and Wussy Mag, and anthologies by Mason Jar Press, Unbound Edition, and more. You can follow Jake’s work on Instagram (@dreambabyjake) or

Monica Prince teaches activist and performance writing at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. She’s the author of Roadmap: A Choreopoem, How to Exterminate the Black Woman: A Choreopoem, Instructions for Temporary Survival, and Letters from the Other Woman. One of the leading scholars of choreopoems in the country, Prince writes, teaches, and performs choreopoems across the nation. Find out more about her work at


To order the authors’ books, 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

Shop local and support your community bookstore! Order books from New Dominion Bookshop 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. If you would like your book(s) to be signed and/or inscribed, please include that information in the “Message for Our Booksellers” field.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.