September 4 Bookmark | Books


Angela Fincham Lowe, a Louisa-based author, will republish her first children’s book, Not Even A. Mouse, on September 25—just in time for Christmas 2022.

It will be available on Amazon and Kindle; Look for a print version as well as an e-book version on Kindle. The book was originally published in 2014, but the publisher went out of business in 2017.

Lowe self-published a number of children’s books about her son and his dogs to encourage him to learn to read.

Quirk Charlottesville presents a Community Poetry Reading Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. led by currently exhibiting artist and Richmond poet Kathleen Markowitz.

The event is free and attendance is strongly encouraged. People interested in reading poetry at the event are asked to ensure that entries are in some way related to Markowitz’s show With a Thousand Other Heartbeats, which runs through October 9 at the Quirk Gallery in Quirk Charlottesville .

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To sign up to read, contact Gallery Manager Diana Nelson at [email protected] or [email protected] Some time is saved for last-minute poets at the end of the event.

bat for reading!!!, a QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia Inc. program, received a $2,500 grant from the Adele A. and Harold J. Westbrook Foundation.

The grant will help provide 175 local pre-school children with six to nine books, mini rubber bumpers, Go Bananas for QuickStart! Banana scented nutrition cards and bookmarks. Learn more about the organization and its mission at www.quickstart

New Dominion Bookstore will feature a book reading and book signing by author and University of Virginia professor Kiki Petrosino Friday at 7:00 p.m. Petrosino reads from her new full-length essay collection, Bright: A Memoir.

As a professor of poetry, Petrosino directs the creative writing program at UVa.

A book talk and autograph session with UVa professor and author Andrew D. Kaufman is planned for Saturday at 4:00 p.m. He will be speaking about his recently published book The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky.

Kaufman is Associate Professor, General Faculty and Lecturer in Slavic Languages ​​and Literatures and Associate Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at UVa.

He is the creator of Books Behind Bars and has served as a Russian literature expert for Oprah’s Book Club.

Bookstore staff recommend arriving early to get the best seats at the free events. Visit or call (434) 295-2552 for details.

Friends of the Fluvanna County Public Library welcomes author Liza Nash Taylor as guest speaker Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Fluvanna County Library.

She is the author of two historical novels, Etiquette for Runaways and In All Good Faith. Books can be bought and signed. For information, call the library at (434) 589-1400.


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