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 are you doing next Saturday, September 26th? If you don't have plans, you might consider taking a trip to Washington D.C. for the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Authors, illustrators and poets in different genres will be making presentations throughout the day, and there will be plenty to see and do. Some … Continue reading National Book Festival
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!
Soon it will be time to head for the polls and vote in the Presidential Election of 2008. Here are a few great places to look for information on this important upcoming election: Virginia State Board of Elections Project Vote Smart: American Government, Elections, Candidates... Elections 2008 CNN Vote411.org: Election Information You Need For a … Continue reading Time to Declare a Winner!
Read about poetry in the Commonwealth using the National Poetry Map from the Academy of American Poets. Click on Virginia to find local poets, poems, events, literary journals, writing programs, poetry organizations, and more. Need more information about April literary events in Virginia? Try the Literary Calendar for April from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
And just in time, Cindy Connor, a sustainable agriculture instructor at the Western Campus, has written and produced a video entitled Cover Crops and Compost IN Your Garden. The video covers the growing season from March through November. Ms Conner ‘s video describes different kind of cover crops and how they can be used to … Continue reading Gardening Season is Upon Us…
Virginia has long been a premier state for events and people in American history. With the just-released African American National Biography, Virginia can now lay claim to being among the states with the most historical entries on African Americans. According to a recent article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, this 8-volume print resource has been purchased by the Library of Virginia. … Continue reading African American Biography Resources-What’s New in Richmond, Virginia
Would you like to learn more about African American historical sites in your city or county? Visit the African American Heritage of Virginia (AAHV) database website from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Click on the Interactive Map to search over 400 heritage sites in the Commonwealth. You can search by historical theme or era as well. Do … Continue reading African American Heritage of Virginia
Be informed when voting in the Virginia Presidential Primary next Tuesday as well as the national election in November. Check out the web sites listed below to find out: how to register & where to vote; where each candidate stands on various issues; track the polls; upcoming campaign events; and how each campaign is being financed: Virginia … Continue reading Be an Informed Voter!
A recent newscast from the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Northern Virginia Community College has opened a video gaming room for students. Watch the newscast and review the comments on the Chronicle of Higher Education's site. What are your thoughts on offering this service to students?