On Saturday, October 17, the 12th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards were hosted by Virginia author, Adriana Trigiani, at the Library of Virginia. Here are the names of the authors and titles celebrated that evening! Nonfiction: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed. Fiction: Train to Trieste, … Continue reading Literary Celebration in Virginia- 2009
What do you think about spending it with Abraham Lincoln? Hear the personal story of an outstanding American History teacher in Virginia who did just that- by taking students to visit national monuments to our nation's 16th president. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday! Be sure not to miss the upcoming Around the World … Continue reading How did you spend your summer vacation?
If you're looking for a forum to discuss your summer reading, or looking for ideas for what to read, Stephen Colbert, of his eponymous Colbert Report on Comedy Central, has started a book club. While not the most, er, scholarly, of book clubs, it should undoubtedly be entertaining. If Colbert Nation isn't really your thing, there … Continue reading Book Clubs
Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA - Christmas Eve 2007 Photo by Todd Feldman If you are planning on staying in the Richmond area this holiday season, check out In Rich.com's Holiday Guide' 08 for a plethora of things to see and do including: GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Holiday Glitter - Monument Avenue after … Continue reading Staying in town this Holiday Season?
The 11th Annual library of Virginia Literary Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, October 18th. These awards honor both Virginia authors and non-fiction books on a Virginia topic. Awards categories include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and literary lifetime achievement. Also awarded are the People's Choice Awards, cosponsored by the Library of Virginia and the James River Writers … Continue reading Celebrating literature in Virginia!
Still work on your holiday plan? You don’t have to travel far to get the holiday spirit. Check out Southern Living’s feature story about Richmond at http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/getaways/12/13/richmond.virginia/index.html. Find out what our very own Richmond can offer you during this holiday season!
You had to look fast, but the Richmond area did enjoy a dusting of snow on Wednesday, December 5. Starting a little after nine, it was all over by 1:00 p.m. Here, greenery sports whitery on the Parham Campus.