Family Trees and Legacies Festival of the Book

Friday, March 22 from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Poets Remica Bingham-Risher, Lightsey Darst, and Irène Mathieu will read from their latest books.

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

Three poets look back on their lineage, translating its impact with daring, inventive forms.

Remica Bingham-Risher retraces trauma and truth in her own family line, weaving in historical documents from her ancestors in Room Swept Home. Lightsey Darst interrogates her Southern ancestry and the legacy of white womanhood in The Heiress/Ghost Acres. Poet and pediatrician Irène Mathieu explores home, motherhood, and modern life in her latest collection, milk tongue.

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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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