Mar 172016
 

Historians Will Kurtz (Excommunicated from the Union), James Robertson (A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary), and Brent Tarter (Daydreams and Nightmares) discuss their Civil War histories, which closely examine the war’s impact on tolerance for religious minorities, the daily life of a Confederate War Department clerk, and the impact of secession on a Virginia family.

The three spoke at The UVa Harrison Institute, Small Special Collections on March 17, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia for providing this audio.

Mar 172016
 

Editors Farah Griffin and Barbara D. Savage and contributor Corinne Field discuss their work in Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women.

The three spoke at The UVa Harrison Institute, Small Special Collections on March 17, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia for providing this audio.

Mar 172016
 

Authors Dolores Flamiano (Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine) and Daphne Spain (Constructive Feminism) discuss their research and writing about the roles of gender and race in the professional world.

The two spoke at The UVa Harrison Institute, Small Special Collections on March 17, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia for providing this audio.

Mar 162016
 

It’s speculated that photographers see the world differently than the rest of us. Robert Llewellyn, photographer of the book, Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit by Teri Dunn Chase, and Carolyn J. Russo, the photographer who created Art of the Airport Tower, will discuss the potential for photographs to represent our world on the page.

The photographers spoke at The UVa Harrison Institute, Small Special Collections on March 16, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. The program was moderated by Stacy Evans. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia for providing this audio.

Mar 162016
 

Author Adam Cohen (Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck) exposes the story behind a tremendous injustice and its continuing impact today.

Cohen spoke at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers on March 16, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and Charlottesville TV10 for providing this audio.

Mar 162016
 

Authors Edward G. Lengel (First Entrepreneur), Philip Levy (George Washington Written Upon the Land), and Tony Williams (coauthor, Washington & Hamilton) discuss their latest research and new perspectives on George Washington.

The three authors spoke at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers on March 16, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and Charlottesville TV10 for providing this audio.

Mar 162016
 

Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, opened the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Johnson spoke at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville on March 16, 2016. Following the presentation, Charlottesville Tomorrow Executive Director Brian Wheeler led a brief Q&A.

Our thanks to the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for providing this audio.

Mar 162016
 

With this podcast we begin our coverage of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. Our thanks go out to festival director Jane Kulow for providing us with this audio.

In this podcast Lesley Lee Francis, author of You Come Too, and Nancy Princenthal, author of Agnes Martin, discuss their writing, the subjects of their books, and the impact of Frost and Martin on literature and art.

The authors spoke at The UVa Harrison Institute, Small Special Collections on March 16, 2016. The program was moderated by Molly Schwartzburg, curator of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture at the University of Virginia for providing this audio.

Virginia Festival of the Book: Beyond Reason. Lessons From Loss

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Mar 252012
 

Local authors speaking in the City of Charlottesville Council Chambers on March 23, 2012.

With Pamela Blair (I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One) and Gregg Korbon (Beyond Reason). Dr. Blair’s book offers help for survivors. Dr. Korbon’s discusses the death of his nine-year-old son and his family’s enduring journey through grief and healing.

Dr. Korbon lost his boy Brian during a baseball game. Korbon field in Charlottesville is named after his son. Pamela Blair lost her husband unexpectedly to a brain aneurysm.

Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by the president of Energy Focus Coaching, Michelle Prosser.

The Panel:

Pamela Blair is the co-author of I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One and The Next Fifty Years: A Guide for Women at Midlife and Beyond.

Dr. Gregg Korbon, author of Beyond Reason, specialized in anesthesiology and pain management, taught at Duke and the University of Virginia medical schools, entered private practice, and now directs an outpatient surgery center.

Michelle Prosser, author of Excuse Me, Your God is Waiting, is the president of Energy Focus Coaching. She works with organizations and individuals to reach goals and manifest a better life. She holds an MA from the University of Virginia and is a trained coach.

The event was one of a series held during the Virginia Festival of the Book. The series was sponsered by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Audio for this event was provided courtesy Charlottesville TV10.

Virginia Festival of the Book: What You Didn’t Know About Charlottesville

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Mar 252012
 

Authors and historians speaking in the City of Charlottesville Council Chambers on March 23, 2012.

Eryn Brennan and Margaret Maliszewski (Charlottesville), Jean Cooper (A Guide to Historic Charlottesville and Albemarle County) (presented by Margaret O’Bryant), and Dr. M.C. Wilhelm and Henry K. Sharp (A History of Cancer Care at the University of Virginia, 1901-2011) share stories from Charlottesville’s varied history.

In this podcast you will learn about a Charlottesville neighborhood named “Canada” where freed black slaves once lived, how a $100,000 donation made to UVa by Peter McIntyre was used and about the 1956 filming of the movie Giant with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.

The event was hosted in conjunction with Celebrate!250.

Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by former Charlottesville Mayor Nancy O’Brien.

The Panel:

Eryn Brennan, co-author of Charlottesville, holds a masters degree in Architectural History and in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. She has been an active preservationist and architectural historian for more than 10 years.

Margaret Maliszewski, author of Charlottesville and a historic preservation planner for more than 20 years, holds a masters degree in architectural history and a certificate in historic preservation from UVA. She is the author of Architecture and Ornament: An Illustrated Dictionary.

Nancy O’Brien has been a consultant and facilitator, was the first woman mayor of Charlottesville, and the first Director of the Thomas Jefferson District Planning Commission.

Margaret M. O’Bryant is librarian for the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. She is a native of Franklin County, Virginia. Her Virginia background and experiences enrich and develop her current work with Virginia and area history and settlement.

Henry K. Sharp, is the author of A History of Cancer Care at the University of Virginia, 1901-2011.

Morton C. Wilhelm, M.D. Joseph Farrow Professor of Surgical Oncology, and Henry K. Sharp, Phd, wrote A History of Cancer Care at the University of Virginia 1901-2011, based on interviews of UVA’s physicians, nurses, and technicians.

The event was one of a series held during the Virginia Festival of the Book. The series was sponsered by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Audio for this event was provided courtesy Charlottesville TV10.

Virginia Festival of the Book: Our Sister City in Ghana

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Mar 242012
 

King Peggielene Bartels speaking in Charlottesville’s City Council Chambers on March 23, 2012.

Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman (King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village) discuss how Peggielene became King of the seaside village of Otuam, Ghana. Her village is near Charlottesville’s sister city, Winneba, Ghana. Listen as King Peggy charms the audience in Charlottesville’s City Council Chambers.

Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. The program was introduced by former Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris.

The Panel:

Peggielene Bartels, author of King Peggy, was born in Ghana and moved to Washington, D.C., in her early twenties to work at Ghana’s embassy. In 2008, she became King of Otuam, a Ghanaian village. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Eleanor Herman, co-author of King Peggy, has written three books of women’s history, including the New York Times bestseller Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen. Her profile of Peggy was a cover story for the Washington Post Magazine.

Dave Norris is the current Executive Director of the Charlottesville Institute for University-Community Engagement. He is a charter member of the Charlottesville-Winneba Sister City Committee, a former Mayor and current member of Charlottesville’s City Council.

The event was one of a series held during the Virginia Festival of the Book. The series was sponsered by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Audio for this event was provided courtesy Charlottesville TV10.

Virginia Festival of the Book: If Buildings Could Talk

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Mar 232012
 

A panel of local authors speaking in the City of Charlottesville Council Chambers on March 22, 2012.

Learn about the history of Jefferson’s Monticello, Keswick Hall and Grace Church. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. The program was introduced by Burt Zisk.

The Panel:

Rick Britton, author of Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler, is a Charlottesville-based author, historian, and cartographer. Having published more than 200 essays and articles, he is a frequent lecturer, radio commentator, and battlefield tour guide.

Patricia Castelli, author of The Story of Keswick Hall, pieced together one hundred years of long-buried history about an estate that became a country club and now a world-class hotel. She serves as resident historian at Keswick Hall.

Barclay Rives, author of A History of Grace Church, is an Albemarle County native. He concerns himself with horses, local history, and characters. All three figure in this book. He is a regular contributor to In & Around Horse Country and Virginia Sportsman.

Burt Zisk is a long-time moderator for the Virginia Festival of the Book, and a former Engineer who worked for GE. He is originally from New York but was brought up in Norfolk, Virginia.

The event was one of a series held during the Virginia Festival of the Book. The series was sponsored by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Audio for this event was provided courtesy Charlottesville TV10.