Friday, September 28, 2012
Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Let Patch help you plan your weekend with our list of local events happening this Friday through Sunday. Fall for the Book Festival Cool Cow Stand-Up Comedy 9th Annual Walk for the Kids Historic Alexandria Homes Tour and Marketplace Youth Bicycle Rodeo Del Ray Artisans Anniversary Picnic Celebration Rock and Stroll Farm to Table: Cocktails, Tour and Dinner An Evening of 18th Century Games and Diversions Sutton Foster Concert 6th Annual Olde Towne Dogge Walke Walk for Humanity Library Events: Nature Highlights:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The writer will speak about wanting to live a life that matters Wednesday at the Fall for the Book Festival.
Note: Ken Budd will be on C-SPAN 2's book program on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. More info here. ------ Ken Budd faced a crisis of meaning when his father suddenly died of a heart attack. "It's not even dying that bothers me," Budd wrote in his memoir. "It's dying without making a difference in the world. Without doing a damn thing that matters." Budd faced his crisis in a series of volunteer trips around the world, and wrote about them in "The Voluntourist: A Six Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem." On Wednesday, Budd will relive his adventures when he speaks as part of the Fall for the Book Festival. His presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue in Arlington…
Monday, September 24, 2012
The annual literary festival runs Wednesday to Sunday at venues across the region.
More than 125 writers, including novelists, poets, journalists, historians and children's book authors, will participate in the 14th annual Fall for the Book Festival Wednesday through Sunday at locations throughout the D.C. Metro area. This year's headliners include: A complete schedule is available online, and can be viewed by date or searched by category. The categories are Award Winner, Business & Finance, Children's & Young Adult, Cooking, Education, Environmentalism, Fiction, Folklore, History & Biography, Memoir, Philosophy & Religion, Poetry, Politics & Current Affairs and Science & Medicine. The complete program may be downloaded in pdf format. In addition to author appearances — all participating authors are listed on the …
These authors have ties to Mason — professors, alumni, and students.
Authors participating in the 14th annual Fall for the Book Festival include professors, alumni and students of George Mason University. This list provides their presentations Wednesday through Sunday. Exhibition: Call and Response - Johnson Center, Gallery 123 Current students and alumni of Mason’s MFA Poetry Program and the School of Art, faculty and a few others came together this summer to participate in the “Call and Response” challenge, giving artists and writers an original work by another contributor to inspire a piece of their own. Now paired together, these pieces are on display throughout the week of Fall for the Book: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Friday, September 28. A panel of …
Presenters at this week's Fall for the Book Festival include authors who call this area home.
The Fall for the Book Festival features many local authors. The writers and presenters in these sessions make their home in the D.C. Metro area, according to festival organizers. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. — Thriller Writer and Fairfax resident John Gilstrap - Hub, Rooms 3, 4, 5 Bestselling author Gilstrap reads from his latest novel — "Damage Control," the fourth book featuring freelance rescue specialist Jonathan Grave — and discusses the craft of writing thrillers. Thursday, 6 p.m. - Washington Writers’ Publishing House Short Story Winners - Research I, Room 163 David Taylor, author of "Success", Andrew Wingfield, author of "Right of Way", and David Ebenbach, author of "Into the Wilderness"—recipients of the 2008, 2010, and 2012 fiction …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Fairfax County Public School grad based his novel 'The Wettest County in the World' on a true story.
As most authors will tell you, it is not all that common to sell the movie rights to your work as soon as the book is on the shelves. It is even less common to ever see the story you sold actually translated onscreen. "The Wettest County in the World" is a best-selling novel based on a true story. It has now become the film "Lawless," released in theaters and reviewed by me last week. Local writer Matt Bondurant, who was born and raised in Alexandria's Mount Vernon area, was inspired by exploits from his grandfather and grand uncles' time as makers and distributors of moonshine in prohibition-era Franklin County, Va. I spoke to Matt, who still visits the Washington area often to see his family (his dad is the basis for the lead …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Film has its roots in Virginia.
Coming to the big screen this week is the story of three brothers who made and ran moonshine in Franklin County, Va., based on a book by local novelist Matt Bondurant with a screenplay written by Nick Cave. This indie release, directed by Aussie John Hillcoat, brings together a stellar cast in what ultimately is a beautifully filmed ultra-violent action drama, but a missed opportunity to go deeper. What we get is a temporarily diverting two hours, but a film that doesn't really stay with you or scream "classic'" after the credits roll. One thing does stay with you long after the twitch-inducing violence recedes from your memory: the acting. Tom Hardy as the laconic and mythically indestructible head of the family is compulsively magnetic …