VWC Board of Governors Meeting – March 20  10am – 2pm
First quarterly business meeting and work session of 2013.  Location: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Meeting Room, 145 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903. (From 250 W., take first left after entering the Boars Head Complex and look for signs along sidewalk.) For more information, please contact Betsy Ashton, VWC President.
Virginia Festival of the Book – March 20-24, 2013
The 19th annual Virginia Festival of the Books is a celebration of books, authors, and reading. It is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and has become the largest educational book event in the Mid-Atlantic, drawing a cumulative annual attendance of more than 20,000. The Festival, which takes place March 20-24, 2013, is held in venues throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. It features hundreds of authors, illustrators, storytellers, and other publishing professionals in every genre. Full details on the entire five-day event are available at http://www.vabook.org.
On Wednesday, March 20 at 6 PM, the Virginia Writers Club and Poetry Society of Virginia will be partnering to present the following Festival panel discussion – “Getting it Together: The Process and Power of Anthologies.” Moderator: Sarah Collins Honenberger; Panelists: Gary D. Kessler, Linda M. Layne, Sofia M. Starnes, and Jack Trammell. Location: Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA. Following the presentation, panelists will be selling copies of their respective anthologies.
On Saturday, March 23 from 9 AM to 4 PM, the Virginia Writers Club will have an information booth at the book fair, held during the Festival’s “Publishing Day” event at the downtown Charlottesville Omni Hotel. If you would like to volunteer one-hour promoting our club and our VWC chapters, please e-mail Linda Layne, VWC Executive Director.
On Sunday, March 24 from 1 PM to 3 PM, the Blue Ridge Writers Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club will have a book tour launch event, “The Magic of Words,” for their Blue Ridge Anthology 2013 with readings by contributors. Special guest Rita Mae Brown.
VWC MEMBERS FEATURED AT THE 2013 FESTIVAL:  (Many thanks to our Secretary, Laurie Jensen, for compiling this list!)

Clifford
Garstang
3/20/2013
Sarah C.
Honenberger
Getting It Together: The Process and Power of Anthologies
3/20/2013
Gary D.
Kessler
3/20/2013
Linda M.
Layne
3/20/2013
Sofia M.
Starnes
3/20/2013
3/21/2013
Jack
Trammell
Getting It Together: The Process and Power of Anthologies
3/20/2013
Jonathan
Rintels
3/21/2013
3/22/2013
Candice
Ransom
3/22/2013
3/22/2013
Wendy
Welch
3/22/2013
Ellery
Adams
3/23/2013
3/23/2013
Andy
Straka
3/23/2013
3/23/2013
3/23/2013
The Hanover Book Festival is back!
News from Joanne Liggan, President – Hanover Writers Chapter VWC
The Hanover Book Festival is back! We had to put it on hold in 2011 and 2012, but we are planning to resurrect the book festival this year.  The date is Saturday, August 10, 2013, and the location will be 8094 Liberty Circle in Mechanicsville, VA. Mark your calendars and check the website (www.hanoverbookfestival.com.) We will be adding information as it comes together and will get the application forms downloaded to the website as soon as we’ve ironed out all of the details.
      In the meantime, we are taking proposals for workshops. If you would like to present a workshop, please submit a proposal to my email (jliggan@verizon.net.) Include a title, explain the topic, and give an approx. amount of time needed for the presentation. Our committee will review all proposals and choose those we feel will get the most response. Time and space is limited, so not all proposals can be accepted. Workshop presenters will receive $50, free display space, and a free lunch. The deadline for all proposals is Friday, March 15, 2013.
      By the way, there will be no loud music or other distractions this year. We will be focusing all our energies on selling and promoting your books.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!
For further information about this year’s festival, please visit the website at www.hanoverbookfestival.com.
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All rights reserved.
Contact: Linda Layne, VWC Executive Director,  VWCMail@aol.com
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