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W&L Profs at Virginia Festival of the Book

The annual Virginia Festival of the Book begins in Charlottesville today, and, as usual, W&L authors will have a presence. This year, both of them appear on Thursday, March 22.

At 4 p.m. on March 22 is Jasmin Darznik, assistant professor of English. She’s presenting a session titled “My Mother’s Hidden Life: Three Generations of Iranian Women and a Child Left Behind.” It’ll be based on her book, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life, which was a New York Times bestseller. Location: Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville.

As soon as Jasmin is done, attendees should hoof it over to the UVA Bookstore for a 6 p.m. session with Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English. Chris will be reading from School for Tricksters, his novel in stories about a man of mixed white, African-American and Indian ancestry who poses as a member of the Blackfeet tribe to enter the Carlisle Indian School and avoid anti-black prejudice. Location: On the UVa campus at 400 Emmet St. S.

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