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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Virginia Festival of the Book






We've talked about the Virginia Festival of the Book in an earlier blog but just wanted to remind everyone what an excellent celebration of books and reading this is.  The excerpt below is from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in which they announce a raffle for the event.

Come stay with us at Foxfield Inn while you are enjoying the Festival and let us pamper you after your day's reading events.
  

Book Festival Events You Won't Want To Miss
Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is pleased to bring you the 16th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book!

These 5 days of mostly free literary events are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy.

Sweet 16 Raffle
Purchase $16 raffle tickets for any of these four exciting prizes and help support the Festival!

Your name in a Mystery Novel
Custom website for your book, for yourself, or for your business
Basket of sixteen books signed by their authors
Critique of Your Work by a literary agent

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bluebirds & Robins - Harbingers of Spring?

What a difference this weekend was compared to last. The bluebirds and robins returned to Charlottesville instead of more snow flakes. We felt sorry for these returning birds as they looked so confused to see all the snow on the ground. They've enjoyed the birdfeeders and the holly berries but when the wind kicked in they sure didn't seem too happy. However, with their return we are hopeful that no more snow weekends when guests can't get here occur. Sure we'll have the occasionally flurry (or 2-4 inches) but after the record setting snow falls this year what's an inch or two?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Virginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book is scheduled for March 17th-21st here in Charlottesville. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet authors and literary scholars, to discuss how certain authors influenced the thought-leadership of the last century, and to enjoy author readings.

Come join us at Foxfield Inn for a relaxing stay and a leisurely breakfast before heading off to Festival events. Come back in the evening and enjoy a glass of fine Virginia wine.

There are events for all levels of readers - see Schedule for details. The Virginia Festival of the Book's mission is to "bring together writers and readers and to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture."

Programs range from traditional author readings and book signings to a StoryFest day of children's authors and storybook characters; from a panel on how to publish a novel to a discussion on running a book club; from a workshop on book-binding to a discussion on freelancer's rights. All programs are open to the public; with the exception of a few ticketed events, programs are free of charge.


Top off your Festival weekend by attending the Taylor Swift Fearless concert at the John Paul Jones Arena on March 20th.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Taylor Swift - Fearless in Charlottesville

Just reviving a post from a couple of months ago when it was first announced that Taylor Swift will be coming to Charlottesville. We all know she is a great singer - and the music industry confirmed it last night at the 2010 Grammy's.

All you Taylor Swift fans - she's coming here! For one night only on March 20th, 2010. All tickets will go on sale Friday, November 6th at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at the John Paul Jones Arena box office, www.johnpauljonesarena.com, all Plan 9 outlets, Crossroads Music and Movies, the Charlottesville Visitors Center or charge by phone at 1-888-575-8497.

Enjoy one of the brightest stars on the music scene today. Then extend your stay to visit all that Charlottesville has to offer. Besides being a great music town, there's history galore at Monticello, Ashlawn-Highland and UVA.

So come enjoy the music but stay for the history.