OI authors Susan Sleeper-Smith, author of Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792, and James Rice, contributor to Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America, will help open the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book in a session moderated by OI author and former Council Chair, Alan Taylor.
“Native Americans and America’s Founding Stories” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Virginia’s Harrison Institute, Small Special Collections room.
Now in its 26th year, the Virginia Festival of the Book attracts over 20,000 people annually. A program of Virginia Humanities, the festival brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture over five days and in more than 70 venues in Charlottesville and Albemarle County every March. The majority of sessions offered are free and do not require a ticket.