Saturday, March 19 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Authors Benjamin Gilmer and Chip Jones will read from their new books.

This in-person event is a part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please note that this event will take place off-site at the Irving Theater in the CODE Building (225 W. Water St.). 

Authors Benjamin Gilmer (The Other Dr. Gilmer) and Chip Jones (The Organ Thieves) will read from their new books, which explore true stories at the intersection of the medical world and the legal world. Chronicling failures of the prison system and the history of medical mistreatment of African Americans as well as the narratives that attend both, these books convey, contextualize, and critique institutional injustices. This event will be moderated by Kristen Green.

As part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book, this in-person event is free to attend and open to the public. In response to Covid-19, many venues have limited capacity. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. For more information about the specific Covid-19 guidelines for this venue, visit

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 2022 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. If you are placing a pre-order for a book that has not yet been released, your book will be ready on or soon after the book’s release date. 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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