Dr. Granville M. Sawyer, Jr., author of College in Four Years: Making Every Semester Count, will be featured at two events during the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The Festival, which takes place March 16-20, 2016, is held at venues throughout the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, and attracts a cumulative annual attendance of more than 20,000. Full details on the entire five-day festival are available at VaBook.org.
Dr. Sawyer’s first event is a private program open only to the students and staff of Albemarle High school.
The second event, The Teenage Brain: Planning for Success in High School, College and Beyond will be on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Northside Library, 705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA and is open to the public.
Dr. Sawyer, along with Frances E. Jensen, MD, author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, will participate in a discussion about education and life planning for teens, parents and educators.
Hundreds of authors, illustrators, storytellers, and other publishing professionals are participating in the 2016 Festival, including: social justice advocate, Bryan Stevenson; acclaimed authors Sara Gruen, Alan Furst, John Grisham, and Tracy Chevalier; beloved children’s author, Jon Scieszka; NPR correspondent, Tom Gjelten; and some of the best-received authors of 2015, among them Angela Flournoy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Bill Clegg.
The Virginia Festival of the Book is the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ annual, five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), established in 1974, connects people and ideas to explore the human experience and inspire cultural engagement. For more information about VFH, visit VirginiaHumanities.org.