Virginia is for Readers and Writers

virginiabookfestivalJust a quick FYI that the Virginia Book Festival is going on this week in Charlottesville, Va.

Virginia’s state slogan is Virginia is for lovers, but this week, Virginia is for readers and writers. The mostly free festival has several sessions open for writers and readers alike. As my in-laws live in Cville, we’re heading down for the weekend. My daughter is interested in attending a book-making session, where kids will get to create a cover and bind a book of blank pages (sounds cool). As a writer, I’m looking forward to Jane Friedman’s session on the changing world of publishing.

If you’re in the area (Cville is about 110 miles from Washington, DC and 90 miles from Richmond), definitely check it out. Most sessions are free, and paid sessions are clearly labeled (they usually include a meal).

The entire festival schedule is online.

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at
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