march, 2023

25mar4:00 pmNBF Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards4:00 pm EDT Charlottesville, VA

Event Details

Robert Samuels. (Photo-credit: Marvin Joseph)
Robert Samuels. (Photo-credit: Marvin Joseph)
Toluse Olorunnipa. (Photo credit: Lori Hoffman)
Toluse Olorunnipa. (Photo credit: Lori Hoffman)
author photo of poet John Keene. (Photo credit: Nina Subin)
John Keene. (Photo credit: Nina Subin)

2022 National Book Award Winner John Keene (Punks: New & Selected Poems) and Finalists Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels (His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice) discuss how singular stories collectively shape history—from the AIDS epidemic to the George Floyd protests—and what it means to make these stories real for readers across the country.

photo of Glory Edim, WRBG
Glory Edim

Moderated by author, activist, and founder of Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim.

Presented in partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book.

Watch the event livestream here.


(Saturday) 4:00 pm EDT


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center & Virtual

Charlottesville, VA


Virginia Festival of the Book Charlottesville, VA