Talley English (Horse), Michael Knight (At Briarwood School for Girls), and Kristyn Kusek Lewis (Half of What You Hear) discuss their writing and intricately imagined characters, and the setting of the American South as an influence on their work. Moderated by Allison Wright.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black), John Lingan (Homeplace), and Mathangi Subramanian (A People’s History of Heaven) give short readings of their work during this annual “late-night” Festival program. Jesse Jarnow (Wasn’t That a Time) and Tim Mohr (Burning Down the Haus) will deejay.
Just steps away from the Omni Hotel Charlottesville, enjoy the work of acclaimed emerging writers in an informal setting, with music, drinks, and mingling.
Please note: Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Book sales of readers’ work will also take place throughout the evening.
Hosted by Charlottesville Reading Series and Virginia Quarterly Review
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black), Karen Bender (The New Order), and Chaya Bhuvaneswar (White Dancing Elephants) discuss their powerful collections of short stories, ranging from the lyrical and meditative to the bizarre and darkly dystopian. Allison will moderate. This panel is always a fan favorite at the Festival of the Book.
The submission process can be daunting and mysterious. Most of us use an online submission system and then patiently wait—sometimes for more than a year—before receiving a canned rejection. So what can the average writer do to be a better submitter of their work, to catch an editor's eye, to get past the slush pile? This diverse panel assembles some of the top literary magazine editors in the country to answer your questions about the submissions process and what goes on behind the scenes. Panelists: Christian Kiefer, Oscar Villalon, Allison Wright, Emily Nemens, Karissa Chen.