I'm doing some panels March 16-20 as a guest of the 17th Annual Viriginia Festival of the Book…but that's not why I can't wait to get there. I'm excited as a reader. The line-up they've got is incredible. Here are some highlights, including:
And here's what's sold out at press time:The Help author Kathryn Stockett in an event sponsored by John and Renee Grisham; the traditionally sold-out festival luncheon, this year with the Newshour's Jim Lehrer, and the Crime Wave luncheon with author and TV series Bones producer Kathy Reichs. The good news: that still leaves 127 other events. For the 17th Virginia Festival of the Book, here are 17 events that caught our eye.
14. Screenwriting large and small. Doesn't everyone have a screenplay lurking, or is that just in L.A.? This panels covers all the screenwriting basics. Lee Goldberg (Diagnosis Murder) takes small-screen writing. Locals Hugh Wilson (First Wives Club, Police Academy) and Paul Wagner (Out of Ireland) handle feature films and documentary writing respectively.