The twenty-second annual Virginia Festival of the Book takes place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, March 16-20, 2016! This event brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. A signature program of the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book presents a schedule of more than 200 programs this year--most of which are free to attend--including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, StoryFest programs for children, and a documentary film screening. Highlights of the 2016 Festival include a two-part series examining the impact of immigration on cultural identity in Virginia; a celebration of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets and authors; and discussions with social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson, beloved children’s author Jon Scieszka, renowned authors Tracy Chevalier, Angela Flournoy, Christopher Scotton, and Viet Thanh Nguyen; and much more. For additional information, please visit VaBook.org.