The Virginia Festival of the Book opens today in Charlottesville, and four authors with Washington and Lee connections will be talking about their latest books. The festival runs through Saturday and is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
The W&L authors, their books, and their lecture times:
- Julie Campbell, associate director of communications and public affairs, The Horse in Virginia: An Illustrated History, 2 p.m. today (March 16) at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Barracks Road Shopping Center.
- Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life, at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the JMR Library, 201 E. Market Street.
- John J. Fox III, a 1981 graduate of W&L, The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865, at 6 p.m. today (March 16) at the University of Virginia Bookstore.
- Lisa Tracy, an adjunct professor of journalism, Objects of Our Affection: Uncovering My Family’s Past, One Chair, Pistol, And Pickle Fork At A Time, at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at Barnes and Noble in Barracks Road Shopping Center, and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Greene County Library, 222 Main St., Stanardsville.