On Thursday I head to Charlottesville to take part in the Virginia Festival of the Book. I’ve been looking forward to this event for the past six months. As many of you know I lived and taught there for ten years. It’s one of my favorite events of the year and one that I hoped to participate in once the book was finished. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to return and share the finished product with friends, who supported me personally and professionally.
I will be joining Ron Coddington for a panel called “Images of the Civil War.” Many of you know Ron from his many NYTs Disunion articles as well as his three books of Civil War soldier photographs published by John Hopkins University Press. The plan is to take a few minutes each to share some images from our books, respond to a few comments from my friend and moderator, Rick Britton, before opening it up to the audience.
This is going to be a lot of fun. There will be plenty of books for sale. The event takes place on Friday at 4pm at the City Council Chambers on the Downtown Mall (605 E Main St.). I would love to see you there.
p.s. If my presence isn’t sufficient to bring you out, Michaela will be there as well.