VABook 2010: Covering the Court

Barbara Perry (Image: Sweet Briar)

On Saturday March 20, 2010, three authors who have written biographies of Supreme Court Justices convened in Charlottesville City Council chambers for a discussion of their works.

The moderator is Barbara Perry, Director of the Center for Civic Renewal at Sweet Briar College, and an author of The Supremes: An Introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court Justices | Second Edition.

The panelists are:

The event was part of the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book, presented by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

VABook 2008: In Search of Irish America

On Wednesday, March 26, UVa’s Culbreth Theatre played host to “In Search of Irish America,” a presentation of the Virginia Festival of the Book. Peter Quinn, author of Looking for Jimmy, was joined by author and filmmaker Daniel Cassidy, New York Times columnist Dan Barry, author Maureen Dezell, and journalist and filmmaker T. J. English. The four panelists conducted a lively inquiry into the role of Irish-Americans in history. They concluded their presentation with a song before adjourning to McGrady’s Irish Pub.