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W&L Representatives at Virginia Festival of the Book

Seven writers, poets, and faculty members with Washington and Lee ties will be participating this week in the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. (And if we missed anyone, please let us know.) If you click on the individuals’ names below, you’ll get all the details of their presentation, including details about the various venues.

Laura Brodie of the English Department is on a panel titled Great Discussable Books on Friday, Mar. 19, at noon at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall.

Temple Cone, a 1995 graduate and currently an assistant professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy, will read from his poetry at a session titled “Poetry: Journeys of the Heart and Mind” on Saturday, Mar. 20, at 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Barracks Road Shopping Center.

Ted DeLaney of the History Department and the Class of 1985 is moderating a panel, “African-American Paths to Freedom,” on Wednesday, Mar. 17, at the University of Virginia Bookstore.

Emily Ecton, a 1992 graduate and children’s book author, will be on a panel “Pub Day: Getting Published — Picture Books to Young Adults” on Saturday, Mar. 20, at noon at the Omni.

Deborah Miranda of the English Department will be on a panel “Poetry – Still Here: Readings by American Indian Poets” on Sunday, Mar. 21, at 1:30 p.m., at the Student Bookstore on the Corner.

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, a 1993 graduate and finalist for a National Book Award in poetry this year, will read from her work as part of An Evening of Poetry on Friday, Mar. 19 at 6 p.m. in Culbreth Theatre on the University of Virginia campus.

Lesley Wheeler of the English Department will read from her work as part of a program titled “Poetry: Mysteries and Surprises” on Thursday, Mar. 18, at 4 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore.

One other Washington and Lee connection: the Festival is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and Rob Vaughan of the Class of 1966 is president and CEO of the foundation.