Programs

Letters About Literature

Audrey Wood, LAL National Winner, 2008Students across the Commonwealth are invited to write a personal letter to an author they admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspired them.

Letters About Literature is sponsored nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and is organized in Virginia by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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Route One Reads

Route One Reads_0Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route One Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths for readers traveling the major and meandering highway.

The initiative was launched at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, DC.

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Virginia Arts of the Book Center

vabcVABC is a community of artists exploring books, paper, and printmaking through a hands-on studio of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

We engage in humanities and arts projects with a community-access approach and are a resource for individual artists. We exist to provide the public a direct experience with book arts.

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Virginia Festival of the Book

Driven: Motorcycles, Muscle Cars, and What Drives our Passions at The Wooly Mammoth on Friday. Tom Cotter, Trey Mitchell (moderator), Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Earl Swift Hear the stories of an Iron Butt Rally legend, the people who seek and find rare motorcycles in unexpected places, and get a glimpse of history through the lives of 13 people who all owned the same 1957 Chevy. [Photo by Stephanie Gross]The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 23rd Annual Festival will be held March 22-26, 2017.

Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the fifty-six state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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