Meghan O Rourke

Saturday, March 25 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The 2023 Carol Troxell reader, Meghan O’Rourke, will read from her new book, The Invisible Kingdom.

This in-person event is a part of the 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book and will take place at the shop.

In honor of late bookseller Carol Troxell, the Virginia Festival of the Book presents an annual program with New Dominion Bookshop and the Carol Troxell Fund. We’re thrilled to share that our fifth annual Carol Troxell Reader is poet and author Meghan O’Rourke.

O’Rourke’s new book, The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness, blends an account of her own medical journey with a broad view of the history and current state of long-term maladies. O’Rourke is also a renowned poet and essayist, author of The Long Goodbye and the poetry collection Sun in Days. This event will be in conversation with Julia Hoppe.

In partnership with New Dominion Bookshop. Special thanks to the Carol Troxell Fund and its donors for their sponsorship.

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Order the Book Ahead of Time from New Dominion Bookshop

Shop local and support your community bookstore! You can order your books ahead of time for the 2023 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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