I'm back from a weekend visit to Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book. My first time attending but man was it a blast! Not sure what I enjoyed more, reading in my home state for the first time, being in Charlottesville, or seeing my parents--or all of the above. Here are lots of photos.
Special thanks to Kevin McFadden for being such an advocate for poetry and for this festival.
First, my parents! We're having lunch at Five Guys in downtown Charlottesville.
Most of the poetry readings were held at the New Dominion Bookstore.
From Friday's reading: The Disastrous Muse
Jake Adam York
From Saturday's reading: What Women Want Moderator Julia Kudravetz and me
Jehanne Dubrow and Julia
Jehanne, Jane, Sandra Beasley, Erika, Ned Balbo, and Jake and me in the second row