The Virginia Festival of the Book is held annually in Charlottesville, VA to celebrate literature, books, and reading. On March 24th, catch the event "Appalachia: Contemporary Portrayals" with Elizabeth Catte and authors Steven Stoll (Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia) and Wendy Welch (Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia). Welch is also a contributor to Belt's upcoming anthology Red State Blues: Stories from Midwestern Life on the Left. The event is free to attend, family friendly, and does not require a ticket. More information is available here. Bring books for our authors to sign!