March 21, 2007
Wednesday kicked off the Virginia Festival of the Book, an event that drew over 26,000 people to the area last year.
The event opened with a ceremony that awarded local writers, and featured author of the “Gatsby Girls”, Caroline Preston and a 1920s music band.
There are over 200 events, over five days, all over Charlottesville, but you only need tickets for a few of those events, says Program Director Nancy Damon.
"It's first come first serve, free and open to the public," explained Damon. "You do need to look at the schedule which you can get on http://vabook.org/. The schedule is also up around participating areas like UVa, downtown, and Barracks Road Shopping Center."