It’s not every year that two such wondrous events happen on the same day, but this year the 16th annual Virginia Festival of the Book occurs on St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re not already in or en route to Charlottesville, what are you waiting for?
What am I waiting for, since I’m not leaving until tomorrow? Drat these deadlines. I’m missing a bunch of great programs today, including Culbreth Wednesday Night with three of my favorite authors: Lucinda Franks, Dara Horn, and Kaylie Jones. (I’ve either interviewed or reviewed the books of all three — and Kaylie has become a friend. Go see these fantastic women!)
While today I’ll be stuck at home working, tomorrow I’ll kick off my own experience of VA Book 2010 by taking Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive south to Charlottesville. If I don’t get waylaid by the scenery (I’m not promising anything!), I should arrive in time for my pal Bella Stander’s singularly titled evening panel.
What are you looking forward to at this year’s VA Book Festival? I’d love to hear…