Pastoral Pilgrims

Friday, March 22 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Poets Maurice Manning and Terry Kennedy will read from their latest collections.

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

Two southern poets turn to the natural world, finding solace and mystery.

Maurice Manning’s eighth collection, Snakedoctor, populates the Kentucky countryside with giant visitors and dream-like visions. In his book-length elegy, What the Light Leaves Hidden, Terry Kennedy moves through a southern landscape with tenderness and grief, noting its inhabitants and landmarks.

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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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