Festival livestreams to watch


Didn’t make it to Central Virginia to attend Festival programs in person this year? Or, you had so many programs to attend that you missed a few because they overlapped with others? Don’t worry! This year, you can check out the archived livestreams of select programming below (just click the link for each program to watch the video of that discussion)…

  1. American Addictions: Our Opioids Crisis—with Beth Macy and Chris McGreal
  2. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America—with Alissa Quart     
  3. History Embodied: Public Monuments & Power—with Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy and former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu
  4. Ruth King: Mindful of Race          
  5. Red Truck Bakery Cookbook Demo with Brian Noyes
  6. Speaking Fearlessly: Tressie McMillan Cottom
  7. Place & Politics in Music: Cultural Histories—with Jesse Jarnow and John Lingan
  8. New Writing on Climate Change: A Dialogue on Responsibility—with Mike Gunter Jr., Susan Hand Shetterly, and Rick Van Noy
  9. Political (Dis)harmony: Music & Social Movements—with Jesse Jarnow, Tim Mohr, and Imani Perry 
  10. The Attractions of Power: Latin America—with Herbert Tico Braun and Daniel Chavez 
  11. Overcoming the Odds: Biographies of Great American Leaders—with Raymond Arsenault and David W. Blight
  12. Writing Tough Topics with Laurie Halse Anderson and Jason Reynolds
  13. Latinx Fiction for Young Readers—with Hilda Eunice Burgos, Angela Dominguez, Mia García, and K.K. Pérez 
  14. Friday Black: A Conversation with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Ron Charles
  15. An Afternoon with the National Book Awards—with Leslie Connor, Rebecca Makkai, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Sarah Smarsh, and Lisa Lucas
  16. Letters About Literature Celebration—with Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson
  17. Finding Wisdom: A Letterpress Project—with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. 
  18. A World Built on Bondage: Racism and Human Diversity in Award-Winning Fiction—with Esi Edugyan, John Edgar Wideman, and Rita Dove

2019 Festival featured on BookTV

You can also tune in to C-SPAN 2 this weekend to watch (or re-watch!) Festival programming on BookTV. Festival coverage runs on Saturday, March 30 from 1:00-7:00 PM (re-airing on Sunday, March 31 beginning at 2:00 AM) and includes these programs among others:

1:00 PM—Rebels With a Cause—with Hal Crowther and Charles Marsh

2:15 PM—A Conversation with Melanie Hatter

CLICK HERE to view the full schedule.