Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Peeps at VaBook Festival - 3/28

Following is a listing of programs that my current & former clients and buddies are doing. See the Literary Ladies Luncheon blog for listings of programs involving LLLers.

FRI 3/28
10:00am African American Revolutionaries
Paul Alkebulan (Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party), Wesley C. Hogan (Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC's Dream for a New America) and Patrick McGilligan (The Great and Only Oscar Micheaux: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker).

10:00am Fiction at Work--Novels of the Working Life
Mark Ethridge (Grievances), Saira Rao (Chambermaid) and Malcolm McPherson (Hocus Potus).

2:00pm Families Coming Together: Fiction and Memoir
With novelists Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey) and Emilie Richards (Touching Stars), and memoirist Kim Reid (No Place Safe).
Moderator: Grace Zisk

2:00pm Living on the Edge: Cons and Characters
Michael Sims (Editor of new edition of Arsene Lupin's Gentleman Thief), Nicholas Griffin (Dizzy City) and Dallas Hudgens (Season of Gene) explore clever rogues in tense situations.
Moderator: Jenny Gardiner

2:00pm The Civil War in Fiction
Novels of the Civil War with Nick Taylor (The Disagreement), set in Charlottesville, and Peter Charles Melman (Landsman), set in New Orleans and on the move.

6:00pm Dracula vs. Frankenstein: A Monster Mash of Fact and Fiction
With Paul Bibeau (Sundays with Vlad: From Pennsylvania to Transylvania, One Man's Quest to Live in the World of the Undead) and Susan Tyler Hitchcock (Frankenstein: A Cultural History).

8:00pm Crime Wave: Murder, Murder Everywhere
David Ignatius (Body of Lies), Margaret Coel (The Girl with The Braided Hair), James W. Hall (Hell's Bay) and Jacqueline Winspear (An Incomplete Revenge).

8:00pm Introduction to Tantra
Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality and Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, will discuss key principles of Tantra, an ancient tradition recognizing sexual energy as a source of personal and spiritual enlightenment.

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