Charlottesville is hosting the Virginia Festival of the Book through March 24. The festival brings together a variety of authors and literature lovers for programs that span many interests. A number of the events are free and spread across many venues in Charlottesville. Yesterday the Law School hosted "The Human Face of Modern Slavery – Sex Trafficking at Home and Abroad," where Law alum Corban Addison ’04 discussed his novel, A Walk Across the Sun. The Law School’s own Molly Shadel discussed her book Finding Your Voice in Law School at the UVA Bookstore and received a glowing notice in the Daily Progress. Law Professor Chris Sprigman will speak about his book, The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (co-authored with Kal Raustiala), for the program "The Global Economy: Innovations and Transformations" (Friday at 4pm; UVa Bookstore). Other programs on the schedule include "American Icons" at the Paramount with the Honorable John Lewis and Dr. John Carlos ($5 ticketed event on Saturday at 8pm), and "Big Blue Door: True Storytelling Jam" (tonight at 8pm; $5, The Bridge PAI).
Indulge your inner bibliophile and explore the festival!
- Leslie Ashbrook