Speakers

Frye Gaillard

A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost

Frye Gaillard, author of A Hard Rain, is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 published works on Southern history and culture. He has received the Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction Writing, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Eugene Current-Garcia Award.

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J. Matthew Gallman

Civil War Places: Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians

J. Matthew Gallman, co-editor of Civil War Places, is professor of history at the University of Florida. He is the author of numerous books about the Civil War, including Defining Duty in the Civil War, which received the first Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History.

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Richard Gergel

Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

Richard Gergel, author of Unexampled Courage, is a U.S. district judge who presides in the same courthouse in Charleston, S.C., where Judge J. Waties Waring once served. A native of Columbia, S.C., Judge Gergel earned undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University.

Genre: Non-Fiction

George Gilliam

George H. Gilliam holds a law degree and the PhD from the University of Virginia. He is a lecturer in history at the University, where he teaches courses in Virginia history and in the depiction of the South in movies over the last century.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Alan Goffinski

Alan Goffinski is the director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and the Charlottesville Mural Project as well as event day coordinator for Creative Mornings Charlottesville. He loves purpose-driven creativity, people, bicycles, chickens, and facilitating connection.

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Judy Goldman

Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

Judy Goldman, author of Together, is also the author of a previous memoir, two novels, and two books of poetry. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.

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Risa Goluboff

Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s

Risa Goluboff is the 12th, and the first female, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a nationally renowned legal historian and award-winning author and teacher who focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law and their history.

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Lee Graves

Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age

Lee Graves, author of Virginia Beer, is an award-winning beer writer and the author of Richmond Beer and Charlottesville Beer.

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Mike Gunter, Jr.

Tales of an Ecotourist: What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us about Climate Change:

Mike Gunter, Jr., author of Tales of an Ecotourist, is a veteran traveler across all seven continents. A Cornell Distinguished Faculty and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins College, he chairs the Political Science Department and directs the International Affairs Program.

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Tom Gutherz

Tom Gutherz is the senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1993, and served as rabbi in Lynchburg, Virginia before coming to Charlottesville in 2005.

Genre: Non-Fiction