Virginia Festival of the Book

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The Virginia Festival of the Book is an annual celebration of the written word held throughout Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. It is one of the many programs offered by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The festival, which is held in March each year, attracts thousands of people to the community. In 2010, the festival celebrated its 16th year, and over 21,000 people attended according to VABook officials[1].


The festival was co-founded by Calvin Otto[2], Tom Dowd, and Paul Collinge[3].


  1. McKenzie, Bryan. "No Need to Read between the Lines | Charlottesville Daily Progress." Charlottesville News, Sports, Business, Events and Jobs | Charlottesville Daily Progress. 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <>.
  2. "Va. book festival co-founder Otto dies | Charlottesville Daily Progress." Daily Progress. Daily Progress. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <>.
  3. Provence, Lisa. "Book Fest co-founder dies | The Hook News Blog." The HooK - Charlottesville's weekly newspaper, news magazine. 25 Nov. 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. <>.

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