October 2015

The Virginia Literary Festival is a week-long series of book talks, workshops, celebrations, and literary events for readers and authors.

About The Virginia Literary Festival

Anchored by the popular James River Writers Conference and the elegant Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration, the Virginia Literary Festival celebrates Virginia’s rich literary resources with a weeklong series of events.

Throughout its colorful history, Virginia has produced significant literary figures. Writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Rita Dove, Tom Wolfe, Ellen Glasgow, William Styron, Virginius Dabney, and Douglas Southall Freeman have enriched American literature with their poetry, fiction, history, biography, and criticism.

Today, Virginia is home to a large, diverse, and ever-growing group of accomplished novelists, nonfiction writers, and poets.