Virginia is for Book Lovers this March

From March 21st through March 25th, Charlottesville will be hosting the Virginia Festival of the Book. This festival is a dream for book lovers everywhere, and it shouldn’t be missed! We’re partnering with the festival this year to bring you a special:

You’ll get 10% off of your room rate when you stay with us for two consecutive nights during the festival and attend at least one session. This special is from the 20th through the 25th of March. 

This is perfect for book lovers who also would love a little getaway (and fantastic breakfasts every morning, of course).

A little bit more about the festival: It is the 24th year of this festival that brings together writers and readers to celebrate books, literacy, and literary culture. It is the largest community-based book event in the mid-atlantic, and people come from more than 30 states to enjoy it. Most of the events are even free to attend! Read more on their website.

There are so many events that go on within these few days, we had a hard time choosing ones we thing you might like, but here’s our list of favorites:

Wednesday, March 21st:

Cocktail Hour with Micah LeMon at The Spice Diva (6-7pm). Micah will take you through a demonstration of cocktail recipes from his cocktail guide, The Imbible.

Celebrating Folk Masters, Music and Photography at The Front Porch (8-9:30pm). Authors of Folk Masters, Barry Bergey and Tom Pich, discuss their tribute to folk artists who have been given the honor of National Heritage Fellows.

Thursday, March 22nd:

Cooking Demo with Jamie DeMent at The Charlottesville Cooking School (12-1pm). Jamie will give a cooking demo from her cookbook, The Farmhouse Chef, highlighting southern food from her North Carolina farm.

Friday, March 23rd:

Eat Me: Cookbooks for all Tastes and Moods at Barnes & Noble (12-1:30pm) . Three cookbook authors discuss their different cookbooks and share stories about their time in the kitchen.

Friday Night Noir at Jefferson School of African American Heritage (8-9:30). Three bestselling crime rave writers discuss their novels.

Saturday, March 24th:

Cooking Demo with Michael Twitty at UVA Triangle of a Grass (11am-2pm)- Award winning food writer will provide a period cooking demo, cooking over a fire. 

Sunday, March 25th:

Jamestown: The Truth Revealed at James Monroe’s Highland (1-2:30pm)- William Kelso discusses his discoveries in locating the site of the original Jamestown colony.

Our picks focus on mostly food, drinks, and history, but there are so many topics covered at the several events of The Virginia Festival of the Book. If you are thinking of visiting, we encourage you to look through the website at length to see which events would be of most interest to you.

Don’t forget about our special- we hope you and a book loving friend come  and stay with us during this festival! You won’t want to miss it!

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