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The Virginia Festival of the Book at Random Row

March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 7:15 pm
Get Real: What Kind of World Are YOU Buying?
What’s really in that bottled water? Why are those sneakers so cheap? And is it a good thing when pigs-or potatoes-fly? In a lively, fast-paced talk with lots of audience participation, Green Earth Book Award Honor author Mara Rockliff asks how our buying choices affect the planet, other people, and ourselves. For ages 11 and up.

Thursday, March 17, 7 pm

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi ( – renowned Iraqi activist speaks out against the ongoing American occupation of Iraq.


Friday, March 18, 7 pm

Local author Bill Franklin reads from and discusses his new book King of Bat’ha.


Saturday, March 19, 1 pm

Charlottesville’s first annual Anarchist Book Fair.  Includes author Mo Karn, who will speak about her book The South is Still Rising.


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