An Evening with Festival All-Stars: Lee Smith, Adriana Trigiani, and Douglas Brinkley

Wed. March 20, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: The Paramount Theater


In honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, three of the Virginia Festival of the Book’s most popular recurring authors—Lee Smith (Dimestore: A Writer’s Life), Adriana Trigiani (Tony’s Wife), and Douglas Brinkley (American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race)—take the stage to share memories and swap stories, reflect on the evolution of all things literary in the past quarter-century, and discuss their own work, past, present, and future. Hosted by Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures). Book sales and signing will follow.

Tickets are $22.00 ($11.50 for students) and may be purchased by clicking below.

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Why should you attend?

“Smith delivers a memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity. Although Dimestore is constructed as a series of personal essays, it presents as full a sense of a life as any traditional narrative.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Trigiani is the master of writing complex Italian families, full of characters who love and live with passionate (and sometimes fractured) hearts… Trigiani delivers another solid historical saga, and her readers will be pleased [with Tony’s Wife].”—Library Journal

“Brinkley is one of the nation’s most acclaimed and popular historians.”—USA Today

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