Creative Cache authors, Donna Drew Sawyer (Provenance: A Novel) and Dr. Granville M. Sawyer, Jr. (College in Four Years: Making Every Semester Count) will be featured in events at the Virginia Festival of the Book, March 16 – 20, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On Wednesday, March 16, Dr. Sawyer helped kick off the Festival with a presentation to students at Albemarle High School. Later that evening, Dr. Sawyer and Dr. Frances Jensen talked to a gathering of parents on a panel, The Teenage Brain: Planning for Success in High School, College and Beyond.
On Sunday, March 20, Donna Sawyer and Granville Sawyer are featured authors during the Links Inc. Celebration Lunch: A Tribute to African American Literary Experience. Then at 3 p.m., Donna Sawyer (Provenance: A Novel) will join authors Michael Keenan Gutierrez (The Trench Angel) and Bonnie MacBird (Art in the Blood) for the panel, Fiction in France: La Fiction en France at Charlottesville’s Central Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the fifty-six state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region. It has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 for each of the past twelve years and presented a captivating list of authors, ranging from international bestsellers to topical specialists to debut authors. An abbreviated list of past participants includes Edward Ayers, David Baldacci, Maureen Corrigan, Edwidge Danticat, Kate DiCamillo, Rita Dove, Jan Karon, John Grisham, Jim Lehrer, Frances Mayes, Colum McCann, David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Katherine Paterson, Lisa Scottoline, Pete Seeger, Karin Slaughter, Alexander McCall Smith, Lee Smith, Elizabeth Strout, Judith Viorst, and Charles Wright.
For additional information on our authors’ events use the hyperlinks in the event titles. For general information on Virginia Festival of the Book, visit www.VaBook.org.