This virtual event is a part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please see below for more information about how to register and to purchase books.
Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria (Maps for Migrants and Ghosts) and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Demos: An American Multitude) will read from and discuss their work, exploring how language serves as a key and a map to the places and people that have been lost. Weaving together personal and family histories—from Igloria’s childhood in the Philippines to Kingsley’s intersection of Onondaga, Japanese, Cuban, and Appalachian cultures—these poets document the transformative promise and simultaneous intolerance of American society.
As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is free to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register here or simply make plans to watch on Facebook.com/VaBookFest.
Order the Books from New Dominion Bookshop
Shop local and support your community bookstore! Order your books for the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book by filling out the contact form below. We will give you a call when your order is ready, and you will be able to pay for your order over the phone at that time. We are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery (available for free within 5 miles of the shop), and shipping (normal rates apply). We are also open for limited browsing.